To Whom It May Going Concern: "Bob Moritz said 'assless chaps' in regards to his motorcycle riding at the PwC town hall."

To Whom It May Going Concern is a feature of some of the more, shall we say, interesting messages that come across the wire. If you get the urge to tell us exactly what you think about this here website, email tips@goingconcern.com with "To Whom It May Going Concern" in the subject line, @ us on Twitter or just yell really loud and maybe we'll hear you. Just a reminder that all messages are considered on the record unless specified otherwise.

I'm having a physical today and that means I've been fasting for at least eight hours. For some reason I didn't think it was going to be a big deal, BOY WAS I WRONG. I have Chinese food leftovers in my fridge and they are just sitting there. I was thinking to myself last night how I love Chinese food leftovers more than fresh Chinese food. I'm not willing to go the route of Kate Hashimoto or anything but there's nothing quite cold lo mein with your morning cup of joe. Anyway, let's get to this week's letters:

Tim:
Why do people on this site always hate on KPMG? Aren't they going to surpass EY for the 3 spot this year? Aren't they more socially developed than PwC?

Socially developed? You mean, like, they talk to people and stuff? 
 
If by "people on this site" you mean the comments, then you'll notice there is hate being thrown at every that's firm covered here (and you're not the first to express concern) and is largely done in the name of good sport. This is commonly known as "trolling." Remember when you were growing up and your parents told you, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."? Trolling doesn't work that way because the Internet wasn't around when someone came up with that saying. Also, the KPMG prediction was largely my slapdash conjecture, which, like trolling, is standard fair on the series of tubes. That said, if my prediction proves correct, then you can expect Ernst & Young to endure incessant mocking as a result.  
 
Beingshortsucks:
From reading a lot of the comments posted on goingconcern I see that personality and good looks go a long way, but what about height as a male? I received a lot of sh*t throughout HS for being so short. I was in the 5'2 - 5'3 range. Now as a sophomore in college I'm 5'5 and that discrimination doesn't exist anymore. However, I've been reading some articles about how short people are less successful in business and that it is always the taller person getting the promotion. How much of a role does height play in the Big 4 environment?
Honestly, it only matters when you want to measure yourself against colleagues who are golfers.
 
Tweet of the week:

I understand you wanting to warn this young person, but this young woman is on a trajectory that cannot be stopped and it would be wrong of you to interfere. It's only fair that she experience it for herself to discover if a career in accounting is the right thing or if it will result in YEARS AND YEARS OF MISERY. You made the right decision.

Barbara:
Hello, 
 
I wanted to know how the following Michigan based universities performed on the CPA exam last year:
 
Grand Valley State University (alma mater)
University of Michigan
Michigan State University
Western Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University
Central Michigan University
 
Thanks, 
Adrienne reports:
Grand Valley State: 64.8%
University of Michigan: Buy the NASBA book yourself
Michigan State University: Buy the NASBA book yourself
Western Michigan University: Buy the NASBA book yourself
Eastern Michigan University: Buy the NASBA book yourself
Central Michigan University: Buy the NASBA book yourself
 
Not to be a jerk but if I wanted to dig up half the schools in Michigan, I would have done so for a post. But you are welcome to buy the NASBA book yourself. To anyone else curious how their own school did, you are still welcome to email me for individual results.
Mini-BoMo:
Bob Moritz said "assless chaps" in regards to his motorcycle riding at the PwC town hall.
We're going to need audio/video evidence. Until then, we'll settle for poorly-done photoshop.
 

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