Auditors prove that you exist
Think of the deep philosophical implications your work can bring to peoples' lives.
Now I'm not a regular financial auditor, but one of the things they do is test the payroll. How can a company be defrauded via payroll? By having ficitious employees on the books.
One of my friends, an English Major, work for a non-for-profit organization, and was surprised to see a random gentleman waltz into her office and her ask if there is anyone there by her name.
"Oh no," she thought. "Did I have a meeting scheduled?"
No, no meeting. Just a surprise caller.
It turned out to be an external auditor, checking to see if the people in the organization's payroll really existed. There are various ways of achieving this objective, but in this case they decided to actually wander down to the offices and look for people.
I'm pretty curious to know if this is a "standard practice" or a zany methodology whose primary intent is to haze the newbies by making them do something ridiculous. Oh, those things do exist - that's a story for another day.
Now revisit that thought about meaning and existence. Sure, you may decide that you're just an anonymous blip in life whose contribution will go entirely unnoticed. And if that's the case, you should probably get out more, since that's a pretty dark outlook on life.
Take a step back and be the auditor now: isn't it wonderful? You're that shining light of recognition that shines on those people, who may or may not be wrestling with some incredibly dark demons, and says, "hey there, how's it going? Are you a real person? Really? Not just a fraudulent paper employee that allows someone else to embezzle money? Great, you have proven, to a reasonable extent, that the people who control the payroll in your organization are on the level. Have a good day. Sorry for the awkward introduction a moment ago."
Can you really call it a two-lane road when it's not there? Is someone out there auditing this? Hello?