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Grant Thornton to Have Rat Problem for Foreseeable Future

A little bad news for Grant Thornton today: The towering rat balloon—six to 25 feet tall, often dubbed “Scabby the Rat”—is a common and sometimes contentious sight. It’s a gimmick used most frequently by unions to protest employers, but the inflated rats have occasionally been used by unions to protest other unions and, in an […]

Teamsters Deploy a New Weapon in the War Against Grant Thornton

Back in July, we learned that Teamsters were upset with Grant Thornton's downtown NYC office for hiring a moving company that was not paying prevailing wages for that area. To get their point across, Teamsters deployed their infamous giant rat to hang out in front of GT's office. Teamsters claim that GT's mover of choice […]

Grant Thornton’s Downtown NYC Office Still Has a Rat Problem

If Grant Thornton had any competitors, those competitors would be thrilled to see what's ongoing at Grant Thornton's downtown Manhattan office at 60 Broad. We wrote about the Teamsters' giant rat down there back in July but now we have photographic evidence. With bold print and underlining! Let's see what's going on: This makes us […]

Teamsters Get Dynamic With a Giant Rat at Grant Thornton’s Downtown NYC Office

It appears Teamsters are upset with Grant Thornton over GT's choice of moving company, and they brought their giant inflatable rat with them to go protest the office. Here is the warning from office MP Frank Kurre: Team: As you may be aware, there is currently a protest taking place by the International Brotherhood of […]

(UPDATE) We’re Hoping EY Staff in NYC Went Home Before the Pro-Palestine Protest Started

The best part about this alert from the EY Security Director at 5 Times Square is that the protest was scheduled to start at 4:30 PM and the email went out at 3:21 PM. Hope you folks prepared in time! Everyone alright over there? Give us a holla and let us know you're OK. Update: […]

Philly Man Uses Selfies to Prove Residency to Tax Man, Daughter Shares With the World

No, this isn't a case of a stupid daughter oversharing on social media. Anne Jarvis' dad Andrew is like a lot of folks who split their time between Philadelphia and NYC. Bewildered by his long commute, Andrew rented a place in NYC closer to work but kept his Philly homestead. In order to prove to […]

This Deloitte Employee Doesn’t Want to Hear About How Much Your Landlord Sucks

I'm sure we've all dealt with our fair share of terrible landlords — mine, for example, don't even salt our sidewalk in winter and seem determined to put the loudest, most obnoxious idiots possible in the unit next to me — but this Deloitte consultant pretty much wins in the worst landlord department. What would […]

Blind Item: Which NYC Accounting Firm’s Holiday Party Was a Little Too Light on the Liquor?

Here's an unconfirmed account of a holiday party from last month:  [Well-known firm] NYC party on [date] at the [fancy place] was not up to snuff. While the venue was sleek, and the band was good, – the food, and most importantly the booze was not.  The bar only served one choice of white wine and one choice […]