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Has any B4 or other PA firms made a statement on what’s going on with the recent riots?

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Since we’re all wfh I wouldn’t expect BDO to say anything. They can’t tell us about anything any time until it’s time to announce it. Like “oh we’re ending the fiscal year early let’s get a jump on billing.” Or something like that.

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Wayne sent a response..

Pwc got emails and a video from the chairman. They're also scheduling calls by office for people to discuss, listen, support each other, encouraged people who need time off to process to take it, and laid out some actions the firm is trying to take. They'll be discussing on our town hall tomorrow. I can't imagine it takes away any of the pain out black colleagues are feeling, but I think it's sincere and much better than not saying anything

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Props to pwc thanks for sharing

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Yes, we’ve gotten a lot of communication and very heartfelt messages from EY’s Global Chair and EY’s US Chair, my regional chair (US West), my Service Line leaders and also my Office Managing Partner. So yes....all 👍

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Is it ATL?

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What's funny is that I had offers from multiple firms. I chose BDO because they really pushed the "people's first" narrative but ended up disappointed. I'm leaving soon.

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I'm not in public anymore, but I never felt like the companies I worked for cared about anything else but their budgets

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The Big 4 collective hands hurt from all the wringing and virtue signaling.

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Or...they actually mean it? It’s hard to watch Kelly Grier’s video messages and read her statements and watch her actions regarding Covid and other issues and believe she doesn’t care at all. She’s the real deal I believe. Maybe you should look at EY if you truly feel the way you do at PwC 🤷🏼‍♂️

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Tim Ryan basically asked racist people to leave the firm. That was a powerful stance I really appreciated

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I personally believe that we all have our biases. It’s the willingness to reassess and strive towards equality that defines someone as racist or not to me

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If the companies make tangible changes then I trust the words, if not, its pure PR strategy as much as I dislike it.

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Yes, they’ve setup a hotline to deal with anxiety, frustration, fear and anger and also encouraged people to reach out if we feel unsafe which is a step forward.

Deloitte did. Not about the riots but about the pain and how “thoughts and prayers” are no longer good enough. I was pleasantly surprised by their stance. Remains to be seen what they actually do

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If not why aren’t they? I can understand how taking a neutral stance is simpler, but this is a movement that I think even companies need to get behind. What do y’all think

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You right, I should have worded it as protests.

Not surprised BDO hasn’t, they talk about people first but seeing how they were one of the last firms to have their employees work from home I’m not surprised they haven’t made a comment and the statement should be how they’re going to support the BLM movement not about the riots 🎤👇🏽

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BDO sent a response...

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RSM had one on inclusiveness

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BDO just took a stand (Wayne Berson’s message) and their instagram profile picture is black.. I think that’s enough confirmation

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I wish BDO would implement lines of communication within the firm like other firms, but I guess it’s only a matter of time. But I will say I’m happy that Wayne came out with a well thought out message, and I’m glad they participated in black out Tuesday on Instagram. It speaks volumes for the black community.

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Deloitte did. I would have believed it more if I’m not in a southern office with less than 5% of African american in the office

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Whew.

some clients would probably see it as promoting looting and vandalism of their businesses, as ridiculous as that sounds

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I totally believe a statement should be made. I thought there would be a message waiting for us on Monday morning... I am very interested to hear other people's opinions.

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The multicultural alliance met on Tuesday to discuss and Wayne sent his response after... They wanted to talk to MCA champions to have more office specific input and messaging.

We got multiple communications, invites to round table discussions on our local office’s reaction, and hotel costs covered for employees living in areas with lots of looting (if they choose)

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Just now (literally) got a message from Wayne Berson on this...

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We're all racist because we're white and need to understand that we owe it to people who riot, loot, and kill cops because we are privileged to work 80 hours a week for people who hate us and hate themselves because their skin isn't dark enough.

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This is the attitude that got us into these times in the first place. There is no place for this anymore. Wake up to your privilege, use it for good and make a difference in this world.

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Deloitte donated money

Bad optics considering they are the b4 in the midst of layoffs and how they botched the communication.

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