October 20, 2018

France

L’Affaire Denim: Accounting Firm Dress Code Debates Span Borders, Decades

Cosmic issues are being raised in the great Dress Code debates: Is denim okay every day? What’s the largest allowable team logo on a sweatshirt? How about pajamas outside the house? My experiences may offer some useful historical and cultural context. In the late 1990s I was expatriated to Paris with one of the then […]

Groundbreaking Study Discovers Big 4 Partners Tend to Be Hardworking, Male, and White

What makes a Big 4 partner? Chris Carter, Crawford Spence and Claire Dambrin (academics, natch) set out to find that answer, looking specifically at partners in Canada, France and the UK. You will not be surprised by the results. First, they discovered that only about 2-3% of those who start out at Big 4 make […]

France Comes Up With the Idea to Give Your Time Off to a Colleague in Need

Interesting. Would any of you do this? France’s parliament has passed a law allowing workers to give some of their days off to a colleague with a seriously ill child. The idea came from the case of a man whose colleagues donated 170 days while his son was battling cancer. You can donate your time […]

France Outlaws Doing Work After Hours, Even For Big 4 Firms

Just with Deloitte's love note to Green Dotters we shared the other day, there's nothing to prevent firms from holding staff hostage. However, when it comes to being a smartphone pest after hours, not gonna happen: Just in case you weren't jealous enough of the French already, what with their effortless style, lovely accents and […]