You may or may not have heard already about a little email making the rounds in Ireland that originated inside PwC. A few dudes figured they would rate the female incoming associates and of course the thing went viral. PwC's leadership in Ireland got wind of it and since this sort of thing is typically frowned upon, they are now investigating the matter. It's rumored that this ranking is a "tradition" inside the firm but if it sounds familiar, it should. Last year we reported on a similar contest that originated inside Deloitte but the genders were reversed and there were creative categories like, "Most likely to sleep his way to partner." This particular ranking is about as imaginative as you would expect from a bunch of dudes at PwC.
Because we're the ambitious type, we thought we'd try to run down the email and photos and by the grace of the gossip Gods, our persistence paid off. After the jump, the email with the less-than-classy comments – including one guy asking his email to be removed if it the message was going to be forwarded – and the accompanying slideshow (sans names of course).
FW: This would be my shortlist for the top 10 O'Carroll, Richard (IE – Dublin)
to: [redacted] 27/10/2010 11:37
Show Details History:
This message has been forwarded.
Delete my email signature etc if forward.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 27 October 2010 11:27
Subject: Fw: This would be my shortlist for the top 10
FYI. New clunge.
David Mc Donough | Senior Associate | Asset Management | pwc | One Spencer Dock | North Wall Quay | Dublin 1 | Ireland | Direct (: + 353 1 792 5633 | Fax 7: + 353 1 792 6200 | E-mail *: email@example.com
—– Forwarded by David McDonough/IE/ABAS/PwC on 27/10/2010 11:26 —–
Stephen Tully/IE/ABAS/PwC 27/10/2010 10:19 Dublin IE
Subject Fw: This would be my shortlist for the top 10
Lads a couple added and also departments ____________________________________
Stephen Tully | Senior Associate | Asset Management Group firstname.lastname@example.org PricewaterhouseCoopers | Assurance One Spencer Dock | Dublin 1 | Ireland |(: 353 -1-792-5793 | 7: 353-1-792-6200
—– Forwarded by Stephen Tully/IE/ABAS/PwC on 27/10/2010 10:18 —–
Paul G Cummins/IE/ABAS/PwC 26/10/2010 17:17 792 6087
Subject Re: This would be my shortlist for the top 10
Link Great work…..have reservations about the last one getting in…… _____________________________________________________
Paul Cummins | Senior Associate | Asset Management | pwc | One Spencer Dock | North Wall Quay | Dublin 1 | Ireland | Direct (: + 353 1 792 6087 | Fax 7: + 353 1 792 6200 | E-mail *: email@example.com
Stephen Tully/IE/ABAS/PwC 26/10/2010 16:59 Dublin IE
To [redacted] cc Subject This would be my shortlist for the top 10