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Quote of the Week – W/E 14 September 2012 September 13, 2012

Posted by Audit Monkey in The Joy & Pain of Internal Audit.
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This week’s quote comes from my favourite source, a recruitment consultant. I say recruitment consultant in the loosest of terms. First a revelation. I’ve spent some time in a Big 4 accountancy firm. I wouldn’t say it was a bowl of cherries and that my colleagues’ cup runneth over.
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Quote of the Week WK/E 31 August 2012 September 1, 2012

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I realised that it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted a ‘quote of the week’. For those readers who are oblivious to ‘quote of the week’, this is where I lift a phrase or utterance made by someone in the office, on the train, in the media, etc, which is relevant to my work as an Internal Auditor (cough, splutter) or which I find mildly amusing or simply crass.
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Quote of the Week WK/E 17/08/11 August 19, 2011

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We’ve all been in the position where we have inherited an audit which is work in progress. It’s a bit like an Emergency Surgeon inheriting a car crash patient who has lost a few vital organs, which a couple of Junior Doctors have had a botched attempt at repairing but failed miserably. You can imagine the scene, the Surgeon has the bare bones but someone has tried to assemble the jigsaw their way but not your way.
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Quote(s) of the Week WK/E 06/05/11 May 6, 2011

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Since we haven’t had Quote of the Week for several weeks, nigh months, we’re going to have two quotes this week.
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Quote of the Week W/E 10/12/10 December 11, 2010

Posted by Audit Monkey in Quote of the Week, The Joy & Pain of Internal Audit, Working Life in Britain.
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Funnily enough, suitable quotes of the week have been coming thick and fast over the past few weeks, so much so I’m spoilt for choice. However, I’ve been rather slack updating the Blog as my focus of my energies has been elsewhere.

As the two readers of my blog will know, I’ve been looking for a permanent job of late. Unfortunately I committed the cardinal sin with a recruitment consultant and reneged on an agreement to attend an interview. The consultant was not best pleased, so much so I was called “hostile” as I was directing my angst from my dealings from other agencies towards him.

The irony is, of course, I thought I had a good relationship with the recruitment consultant in question. Then again, evidently not.