• Hey Ernst & Young – You’re Killing Me!

    By • Apr 25th, 2007 • Category: Pure Content

    And now for something completely different…
    Mirona Iliescu from Romania reminds us that employees are stakeholders too. She writes:

    “Daily Business calls Raluca Stroescu the first Romanian kamikaze manager [RO]. Raluca was found dead last Saturday by her Ernst & Young manager–who dropped by her home because she neither showed up at work, nor answered her phone. While her company does a very poor job at crisis management, and her doctors assess her condition as a lot more complex, Stroescu’s colleagues and family tell the world that she died because of exhaustion. I wish I could give you a source in English, but the news didn’t spark the interest of the international media yet. Karoshi. Learn to say no. Later update: news agency Mediafax finally published an article in English”.

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    9 Responses »

    1. Haideti cu toti pe data de 1 mai sa depunem o floare la sediul firmei E&Y pentru Raluca.

    2. Thank you for picking up the story. If you don’t mind editing your post a little, my name is Mirona and not Milena.

    3. Mirona, my pleasure to represent you accurately. Can you do us a favor and translate our other comment?

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    4. Thank you, Francine. The other comment was left on all blogs covering the story and it says: let’s all go to the E&Y headquarters on May 1st [labour day] to leave a flower for Raluca.

    5. Can you show me an artcile about this? You can send it to liva89@hotmail.com. I’m writing an essay on Human Resource management…

    6. […] Ernst and Young is quietly going about its business the same old way it always did, non-independently. And they continue to try the patience of the PCAOB. They’re also good at getting rid of problems by throwing money at them. But they try hard to keep spirits up, when they’re not working people to death. […]

    7. […] 1. Profit accumulation. (Duh!) 2. Longevity. (The firms go back a long way, merging and growing bigger and more oligopolistic every day…) 3. An organizational structure which facilitates criminal activity. (Partnerships are like fraternities, in more ways than one, and we know how secretive they are…) 4. Efforts to corrupt government officials, police, and corporate officials. 5. The use of violence. (The only thing left that they haven’t resorted to, that we know of…) […]

    8. […] pulled later and 80-90 hours per week demanded to keep your job. That’s just inhumane. Just ask the poor Romanian girl at E&Y. (She’s dead.) In particular, there should at least be compensating time off, (assuming you can […]

    9. […] audit client when those activities occur in far flung places such as Vietnam, Mozambique, Albania, Romania, or another developing country that won’t check in with someone first? You assume that the […]

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