December 2011 - Posts
Especially if you were on the fence about getting a Playbook when it went on sale last month, hemmed and hawed, and then realized it was too late to order one, only to find out you could still get one from Shopblackberry.com, just to endure a cycle of cancellation, re-ordering, more cancellation, frustration with a coda of "well, you can mail us a cheque and then we'll send you one."
Fortunately Future Shop, Best Buy, and presumably other fine retailers have it online for their Boxing Day sales, which started last night already.
$249 for a Playbook, which I can use to easily sahre the photos I took the with 5 megapixel camera on my phone? Works for me. Better than the $20 off sale for the $499 Apple tablet - there's many good things about the iOS and iPad products, including legendary customer service, but affordability isn't one of them. I'd rather pay less and solve problems myself, no matter how insane.
Merry Christmas to all!
Once in a while a staff-produced parody video is inspired. This is one of those.
A few points of clarifications. First off, JIT stands for "Just in Time," which at Ernst & Young as well as other firms is a meeting room used for impromptu meetings and other sessions where more privacy than that provided by a standard cubical is needed.
A "TPE" is a Team Planning Event, used to prepare for audits.
The reference to Turley relates to the firm's global CEO, "GAMx" is the E&Y proprietary audit software program, and WBLs are "Web based learning," which are computer-based training courses often used in distance education, and in this case, used by the firm's staff to school them where a classroom session doesn't make as much sense.
Also note how easy to make it look like someone standing at a photocopier is feeling miserable or annoyed.
Thanks again to Going Concern for the tip.
Congratulations to everyone who made it, passing the UFE which means succeeding in the penultimate step to becoming a Chartered Accountant.
The results came out yesterday - and Ontario's successful writers are listed here. Despite my less frequent posting pace, I've always tried to time a post for the reporting of results. Thankfully Going Concern was there to trumpet the news while I was out of the country. Thanks guys.
The CA Institute posted a PDF with a list of all the writers on the national Honour Roll. Ernst & Young's Juliana Yuen from the Toronto office got the highest mark in the country, winning the gold medal for the country, and a healthy dose of pride for both her office and the Accounting Masters program at Waterloo University.
G20 bar patron man salutes you, and the line of police outside the patio