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Do yellow highlights and comment boxes throughout a work paper that has been sent to you as “ready to review” make you irrationally angry? Or is it just me.

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It makes me angry if it hasn’t explicitly been discussed and agreed that I’m happy to receive the wp with each individual item still open.

Otherwise, they didn’t stop and check the work paper was actually ready, which makes me question what else they missed, or they’re being lazy.

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Not just you

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The only thing worse than someone who sends a wp with unexpected highlights and questions in it is the person who addresses the review comment with a question and tells you they addressed all your comments.

Another thing that annoys me is when someone marks the status tracker as “waiting on client” before they actually follow up with the client.

I’ll say though that as a senior if you don’t explicitly go over these things with your staff you don’t really have standing to get upset or irritated.

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Hahaha. Are you working with one of my associates?! I hate it. EY1 - my issue is if the comments are on unexpected items. If they are calling it “ready to review,” if they have questions I want to go through them before they send it to me. I don’t like “ready for review, oh and we are missing PBC and I don’t know how this adjustment works." If we go through it together, I might say yeah, send it to me as is, that’s fine

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Depends. If it’s communicated to you certain areas are likely to change and highlighted, then not a big deal.

On the the other side, I had a Senior who would review my work and leave me a ridiculous amount of comment boxes without giving me any guidance. That passive aggressive bullshit pissed me off. Was happy to do the work, but he gave no feedback when I asked to discuss

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If they discussed it or left a Review note then no it doesn’t bother me. And comment boxes are totally fine, pretty useful actually

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I have a manager and a senior manager that are ok with this and an acting manager that is not. I have to say, with the complexity of our work papers and the timeframe we have to get through them to get through all levels of review, some workbooks are just going to have small comments or highlights that won’t get resolved before getting to detail review. Expecting otherwise is inefficient in my mind if the item will not ultimately impact our conclusion within the workbook.

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Probably depends on your level. A staff should have questions for the Senior and point out things they are unsure about.

Yeah, this bothers me if I’m expecting a completed work paper and this is the first time I’m seeing their question. They need to bring it up in the field and not leave a note for a few weeks later. Aside from inefficient, also seems lazy or fearful of basic conversations and consulting skills

No just you Save the rage for stuff that costs you money

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