Last week, a couple of Big 4 employees wanted to share dual love for their firms and All Hallows' Eve. They expressed this by virtue of the age-old tradition of carving jack-o-lanterns. The two offerings were for PwC and Ernst & Young and each featured the firms' respective logos. Despite the enthusiasm from Bob Moritz, the general feeling is that the honest efforts were a little short on creativity. This should come as no surprise since we're dealing with dominantly left-brained people, who save their creativity for exploiting loopholes in accounting and tax rules.
But as the big day approaches, the early examples have no doubt inspired more Big 4 jack-o-lanterns and the most recent one that found its way into our inbox suggests that when mild mannered Ernst & Young employees are walking the streets, they are ready to jump into a phone booth at a moment's notice:
Since many of you are hunkered down today and tomorrow, this is the perfect opportunity to create an elaborately designed jack-o-lantern to lift everyone's spirits for a return to work on Wednesday.