Why is the expense report system so shit? If it takes the average consultant 1 hour/wk, if we're billed at $500/hour (SWAG), expense time costs a firm with 10K consultants ~$250M pa...

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I may or may not be having a meltdown while doing 4 months worth of expenses

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... in productivity. JK! They just expect us to do bullshit expense reports outside of working hours. So yes, clunky '90s page works. *sobs*

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On the bright side... $45K WHOO

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*goes back to itemizing (i.e. dividing the folio total by 3)*

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Ha damn I feel ya but 45k?!?! Good luck with that itemizing.

$45k? Where you traveling... Dubai?

@accenture1, 45k is pretty standard for weekly flights in/out over 4 months,

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