I went into audit for the comedy value
The Evil HR lady asked her HR friends and readers to state why they went into
Incidentally, that reminded me about one of the fun things about my otherwise desk-bound job.
I get to call myself an auditor!
And so too, for that matter, do other people.
It's a great punch line to Dilbert-ish office humour.
Here's a scene: crowd is gathered by Xerox printer/photocopier waiting for one person's massive print job to come to an end.
The crowd sees my client and myself standing there, waiting for our turn.
"Oh, this will take a while, but if you photocopy something it'll interrupt the print job."
Great - 4 pages copied, Xerox spits out our paper, and we're ready to go.
"That'll be 25 cents a page," a member of the crowd says. "Where's my dollar?"
My client says, "you know this guy's an auditor, eh?"
Everyone suddenly freezes up in what we'll call mock fear.
"You're free to go sir!"
I love auditing clients where the staff have a sense of humour.