{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Ever have a client try to trick you? Like labeling a document the thing you asked for but its actually something else when you open it? Like what the hell?", "post_id": "5f91e9f51c74980021a45015", "reply_count": 21, "vote_count": 11, "bowl_id": "599b9d5f9970bf0010772e8d", "bowl_name": "Audit Bowl" }

Ever have a client try to trick you? Like labeling a document the thing you asked for but its actually something else when you open it? Like what the hell?

funnylike
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Yeah Enron, back in 2001

likefunny

Damn you’re really still a senior cause of that mess huh? That mig really fucked you up

funnylike

One time I received the sockholders equity roll forward. There were no socks. I felt let down.

likefunny

I’ve had a client label a pdf as the needed support and when I opened it, it was a meme about accountants 😂 but besides dumb things like that, no never had that issue

likefunny

Can u share the meme?

It's just a prank bro!!

likefunny

I got a trial balance, but when I opened it, there was just a youtube link. So I opened it and got Rick Rolled.

likefunny

Ask them about it. Why did you name this document “Pictures of Dolphins” when it is clearly not the pictures of dolphins I requested

funnylike

Hahah this has not happened to me. They sound like a joy

like

It’s fraud, you’ll have to report it to the audit committee. Also, get the FBI involved just in case.

like

Partner tracked A2

like

Maybe it was an accident?

like

Activate your radar...crook or idiot?

I had a client who re-uploaded PY support into CY folder and said they provided everything.

like

Pranks!

No. I’ve had clients send absolutely useless stuff that didn’t reconcile which is probably worse and I now make the team check everything the client sends as soon as they get it.

While it could be nefarious, you'll never go wrong underestimating the competence of your client

I had a TPA insert the client's signature page onto a fraudulent plan document instead of admitting they messed up. They forget to change the footnotes to match. It was such mess of cya on our part.

Related Posts

How long does myS take to update with project assignment, etc.?

like

Anyone have advice about the process for moving in-house at Apple? Soon-to-be 6th year securities/investigations associate at V20 (lateraled from a V10) with FAANG (but not Apple) client experience who would appreciate intel on process, likelihood of success, and Apple in-house culture.

like

🐠 who deal with severe chronic pain - Do you have a good way to talk to a new job (or I guess new project) about how sometimes you are just going to have to miss randomly or going to need a break to deal with the pain? —— please no able-bodied responses of just deal with it etc.

like

A pharma client requires a urine drug test. Will my ADHD meds make me test "positive"? If so, is there a chance to provide my prescription to a medical officer to clarify? (cont)

like

When you get out of a 6PM review with an 11AM client presentation and even the agency partner says: ouch..... #deadinside

like

Anybody use AirTable for data management and analysis. Was recommended to check them out by a client.

like

I'm going to be taking client calls tomorrow at JFK, is there a good place outside security where I can have relative quiet and good internet? Co-working space 1day rentals included!

like

"We want to be the client that every creative team in the agency wants to work on!!" - client(s) that no creative in the agency want to work on

likefunnysmartuplifting

About to get rolled off a project, manager thinks I’m underperforming. Has anyone gotten rolled off before and bounced back or do you usually get fired shortly after? This is the first time

like

Donald Trump is the literal representation of a clueless consultant trying to BS his way through client presentation for which he knows nothing about.

like

Successfully wrapping up a tough client engagement and the partner wants to know how you hung in there

Post Photo
likefunny

What does your onboarding process look like? Someone becomes a client. How do you welcome them into the practice?

like

Guys, I have got an offer in Temenos as Associate Delivery Manager and in Wordline as Project Manager. Wordline offering 1.5 lac higher than Temenos. Would like to know , in which among these companies, I'll have job safety, Professional growth , benefits , etc... Please advise. YOE : 11

like

Is Informatica powercenter dead? I know informatica stopped providing powercenter for new customers. I am getting a project in powercenter. Shall I go ahead and join in that project or wait for other projects

like

Honest question here-hw do I work better with Indians who come over frm India(on-site) to client?My patience with them is at an all time low since they jst dnt gt the methodology & hate owning anythng

Has anyone transitioned into product management? I would love to hear your story! I have 8 years experience in project management but I don’t know how to pivot. I don’t think I want to pivot internally because I’ve heard negative things about our product management teams. I’ve been thinking about moving into project management at a SaaS company but that is proving to be hard since I have no SaaS experience. Would love to hear anyone experience on moving into product management.

like

If a CD assigns more creatives to a project than there are budgeted billable hours, is that squarely on him/her or is Account also culpable?

likehelpful

I have been assigned 50% staffing but my Project manager expects me to put in 100% time as I am not staffed on any other project. Is it fair for him to expect this? I am upset as this affects my utility rate.

likefunny

What’s the most amount of submissions you’ve had to give to client before they accepted a deliverable? I’m on version 15 now and I feel like I’m being played with 😡. Make me feel better 🐠

like

Spent 15 minutes this morning trying to find a cube to sit in because other people at my client didn't want a consultant near them. I feel like a leper.

like

Additional Posts

I have a final interview with a Harvard partner aka Deloitte this evening. How should I prepare? Plus questions to ask? Deloitte No Deloitted jokes please

likefunnyhelpful

Need some inspiration...fam keeps asking for my holiday gift list and I have very few ideas for myself (34M). Have a few crutches I can lean on from wardrobe/hobbies (golf etc.). Anyone have any go-to, can’t-live-without items they recommend? (Budget <$500 per item)

like

Any advice on how to negotiate salary with google? About to be reviewed by the hiring committee.

like

Anyone know if GT has a bonus when you make manager?

like

Is anyone that is at MBB currently willing to do a mock case interview with me? It would be greatly appreciated. (Feel free to DM)

like

I have ~2 YOE and plan to apply for MBA next year (2023 start). Is it worth trying to switch to MBB first and starting from scratch (leaving right before promotion at my current firm) + delaying my application in terms of overall career trajectory if I want to go into VC or startups after MBA?

like

The new KPMG retirement package is called CAP. Capital Accumulation Plan. Pension gone, 401k revamped. % contribution from KPMG based on service credit. Expanded parental and bereavement leave. Anyone have some thoughts on it? FAQ is lengthy and I’m sure I missed something important

like

Applying for NYU One Year Tech MBA for May 2021 start. I’m currently making 120k. I can probably hit 200k in 5 years but I’m also 34. Is it worth it to get my MBA and pay 140k to work at MBB or FAANG?

like

Curious what everyone’s caseloads look like in their district if you are a resource room teacher. Do you have 504’s and IEP’s on your caseload?

like

Do you ever have parents sitting with their child on one of your zoom classes? Anything weird or awkward ever happen?

helpfulfunnylike

Someone in my apt building stole my package and removed my signs (3 days in a row) asking for the items back. I live in a walk up without a doorman. How would u handle this?

like

Anyone in Deloitte Strategy and Analytics that could give me a referral? Top performer in my current practice but want to leave due to the lack of diversity at the management level.

like

Considering an “attorney development” role at a big firm. Currently midlevel at a big firm. I would be helping with career planning, reviews and staffing. The attorney development role is low six figures (less than market 1st year salary) and 9-6. I don't hate practicing law, just looking for better hours and long term viability. appreciate hearing from anyone who knows folks in similar roles.

like

M just promoted to SM. In tech strategy, what should I expect from a salary bump? Currently at 165k with MBA from target school.

like

Any recruiter here from PwC who could help me understand what to expect from a 10min chat about this role: Experienced Business Recruiting Manager? What kind of info would you need get in a 10min call? This is my first time interviewing for PwC.

like

I would appreciate any tips on training a paralegal/assistant while managing a heavy (Zoom) court and meeting schedule. My new assistant’s skill set is more narrow than I realized, and there is a lot to teach. I know training will pay off, but if there are some tried and true shortcuts I would love to hear them. My practice is almost exclusively family law.

like

Does anyone have experience with exiting to brand management after 1-2 years in consulting? Is it feasible? Or do you need an MBA? Which companies?

like

I will be at Westin next week in Charlotte. What things should I pay attention to so that I can complain about it ask for points later 😂

funnylike

What are some good zoom drinking games?

like

Have you guys not spoken back to your a-hole Managers thinking to play it safe especially when on Visa in US? 🥲

likefunny

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal