what is an accountant's work environment like?

<p>^Why not? "Constantly looking" is a key collocation here lol, and it does not mean that they are actually doing something to accommodate needs of their workers. In other words, you can keep "looking" and still do nothing. So, they might be telling the truth. Let me know if you need further explanations.</p>

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^Why not? "Constantly looking" is a key collocation here lol, and it does not mean that they are actually doing something to accommodate needs of their workers. In other words, you can keep "looking" and still do nothing. So, they might be telling the truth. Let me know if you need further explanations.

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Right. 'Could' is the key word in the FBI recruitment literature. Your statement was:
"I'm sure those who work for the FBI or CIA find their work to be exciting. And their experience probably outweighs any other accounting experience known to men."</p>

<p>The quote you provided doesn't support that statement, since it only lists a variety of things one could do but says nothing about how likely one is to do them.</p>

<p>BTW, I'm not hating on FBI accountants, I just think you need to do better than recruitment literature for evidence.</p>

<p>^My statement is just my personal opinion, which is not solely based on that quote. I truly think that FBI and CIA agents are mentally, ethically and physically more superior to many people working in public or corporate accounting. Hence, only the best of the best get into those agencies. You cannot just get good grades, some working experience, and expect to get into the FBI or CIA. There are so many requirements that you have to meet, unlike at the big 4 and fortune companies. </p>

<p>You are right, "could" is a word that does not specify exactly when someone will do something, but let me be clear: I posted that quote just to show to the workingAtbig4 that government accounting is not as boring, limited, and unsatisfying as he describes. Read his words again:</p>

<p>"What do you think FBI or CIA accountants are doing that is exciting? Do you think they're going on secret missions, getting in car chases and shoot outs, and bagging a Bond girl? No. They're examining financial documents related to potential crimes. They are doing investigative audits. And they're doing it with ****ty pay and bureaucrats hanging on their backs.... [and then he says] I don't know a single one personally and I have never read of one. As a matter of fact I have never met a single manager or above who came from government."</p>

<p>In addition, you can look at the first two sentences of the quote, which say that, "There is no such thing as a typical day for an FBI Special Agent. Every day is different." Yet again, do not take it literally. However, these sentences suggest that the work differs, and it is not the same. So, are these sentences straightforward enough for you?</p>

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In addition, you can look at the first two sentences of the quote, which say that, "There is no such thing as a typical day for an FBI Special Agent. Every day is different." Yet again, do not take it literally. However, these sentences suggest that the work differs, and it is not the same. So, are these sentences straightforward enough for you?

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Why are you looking at marketing materials for "straightforward" information? Your opinion has more credibility when it isn't supported by Madison Avenue.</p>

<p>All work "differs" somewhat; the degree is more variable.</p>

<p>this used to be a thread about accounting environments</p>