Considering an offer with EY but have a question about something I found out. Ya’ll seriously can’t expense lunch while on the road? Wtf is that about?

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Why is your career decision involving a BLT?

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Agree with you. But they didn't become a "big 4" just based on that. So if you liked the team you've met and other bigger picture items were aligned, then don't let this get in the way.

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Did you really *just* hear about that?

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On one hand it’s just lunch, on the other this is a prime example of EY nitpicky-ness. My SO works at another B4 and I know how much more generous his expense account is compared to EY in general. (I’m ex-EY)

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Not a reason to not join.

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This has been beaten to death. Accept the offer or move on.

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Actually that would be expensable as its recruiting :) as would any client lunch and many working or meeting lunches. Also as noted below, everyone just charges lunch as breakfast anyway.

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Most people I know charge it as breakfast anyway and either eats breakfast at the lounge or skip it

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Yes it’s 100% true

Wait...what?

Countless more significant reasons to not choose EY so if you’re caught up on Lunch I’d recommend carrying on

Doesn’t EY do actuals though? Are your expense people really auditing what was dinner vs lunch?

Sounds horrible...sorry!

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There has been talk, including from leadership, that this policy may potentially change, but of course, it makes no difference unless it actually changes. That said, I don't care if I have to pay for my own lunches because literally everyone I know outside consulting pays for all their meals... Haven't had issues with EY nickel and diming me elsewhere.

I appreciate seeing the glass half full actually. I don’t appreciate when people minimize this issue as something we shouldn’t care about, which others more than you were doing in this thread.

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