June 19, 2018

putting the life in work life balance

Mark Weinberger Is Still Obsessed With His Speech No One Remembered

When you die, no one is going to come to your funeral and declare "wow, that guy could tie out like no one's business!" But your kids will certainly remember whether or not you showed up to 12 of their 55 soccer games. EY Global Chairman and CEO Mark Weinberger is all about the work-life. […]

AICPA Tackling the Important Issue of Male CPAs Wanting It All

This was incredibly refreshing to see on the AICPA's CPA Insider blog. It begins: “I feel like I’m stuck,” began the 34-year-old tax manager at a regional public accounting firm. What's this, now? No Kool-Aid? No rosy, number-loving outlook? No, just honesty. “I work hard, 60 to 70 hours a week in the busy season, […]

EY Is Tackling the Important Issue of Dudes’ Need for Flexibility

Forget women, what about working family men? Apparently they are the forgotten majority who are lost in discussions about work/life balance that include a demanding job and kids. EY partner and "Inclusiveness Officer" Karyn Twaronite recently wrote this piece in HuffPo asking what about the men? Well? What about them? Thankfully, EY's male professionals increasingly […]

Here’s How This Deloitte Consultant Gets Away With Working 3 Days a Week

Step 1: Get job at DeloitteStep 2: Have babyStep 3: ????Step 4: PROFIT!!! Andrea Garry has been with Deloitte for six years. She has a 3 year old and currently works 30 hours a week Monday through Wednesday. How does she do it? EASY: When I first started my career at Deloitte, someone said to […]

Deloitte Declares Weekends Are Not For Working, Unless You Are Working

All bets are off if you are actually working on the weekend but if you’re sitting at home binge-watching Netflix and trying to recall the names of those tiny humans who call you Mommy or Daddy, Deloitte wants you to put down the “PDA” and focus on the “life” in your “work-life” balance.

The Forgotten Spouses of Public Accounting

We talk a lot about what you all go through during busy season, but what about those people in your life who barely see you for several months out of the year? You know, your spouse, your kids, your dog? What are they going through day after day, watching you grind out the very last bit of effort you have just to take out the garbage?

An EY Partner Scores a Victory For Creativity From Behind the Lens

This guy right here: Aleksander Poniewierski is a partner and a leader of IT Advisory Services over at EY Poland. EY writes, "[he] sets an excellent example of effective combination of professional career with private life and interests. Aleksander currently sells his photos, distributing money to charities – such as EY Foundation, which supports children […]