If you take the time to poke through the profiles of the accounting firms on this year's FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For, you would find the following under Ernst & Young's "What Makes It So Great?":
Flexible scheduling at the accounting firm allows team members to choose one night each week during busy season to leave the office by 6 p.m.
You may remember this flexible scheduling being a subject of a New York Times article back in January 2011. You may also remember the New York Times article being an object of ridicule in a Going Concern article in January 2011.
Now in January 2013, FORTUNE purports the virtue of E&Y's flexible schedule arrangements during busy season. And now, let this unconfirmed-but-I-don't-doubt-validity-one-iota testimonial serve as an example of how flexible scheduling is largely a joke:
I'm at EY, I just told my manager i'm choosing tonight as my 6pm day. He said I can use my free time to draft my 2 week notice.
Maybe "joke" is too harsh. Immaterial is probably more accurate.
Anyone else basking the greatness of flexible scheduling during busy season? Share your story with us.