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- A new hire at the global consultancy firm Deloitte recorded a song to celebrate getting the job.
- He sent it to all his superiors, and now it’s being shared (and mocked) by the company’s more than 250,000 employees around the world.
- Deloitte workers have a bizarre history of recording songs celebrating their employer.
When most people land their dream job, their immediate reaction is to celebrate, and maybe write a note to their employer thanking them for the opportunity.
But one new analyst at the global consultancy firm Deloitte’s office in Dusseldorf, Germany, went one step further: He wrote and recorded an extraordinary song to “express my joy” and sent it to colleagues at the company.
Stefan Hansen urged his superiors and colleagues to forward the message to others, and it is now being shared – and mocked – by Deloitte’s 264,000 employees around the world, from Dublin to Toronto.
It really has to be heard to be believed.
Hansen, a business analyst with a focus on supply chain management, sings joyfully: “We’re searching / For a voice of our own / To make an impact that matters.”
Then, as the maracas and keyboard hit the crescendo: “Deloitte is calling, is calling / Is calling out your name!”
Listen to the song in all its glory:
Here are the lyrics if you want to sing along:
- Stefan Hansen/Reddit
And here’s the full email, which was shared on Reddit earlier Thursday:
my name is Stefan (Hansen) und I joined Deloitte Consulting in January 2018 as a Business Analyst in the Service Line Enterprise Applications / SAP with the focus on Supply Chain Management.
I studied in M.Sc. Industrial Engineering and Management with specialization in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Technical University of Darmstadt. During my master studies, I specialized in Logistics and Power Engineering. Prior to this, I gained working experiences through employments at renowned companies of the Automotive Industry (e.g. BMW AG, Audi AG, GKN Driveline).
I’m really happy to be part of Deloitte now. To express my joy, I wrote a song for you.
I hope you like it. If you like the song, share it with other colleagues and put me on CC to connect with as many colleagues as possible at the beginning.
Thank you and best regards,
Colleagues have reacted to Hansen’s song with a mix of horror and admiration.
“Made it to the Dublin office today, we were all embarrassed for him,” one wrote on Reddit.
“I got this email yesterday. I love how it made it all the way across the world in like 2 days. It makes me so proud of our global network!” another said, adding that they were being sarcastic.
Some people are expressing more positivity about Hansen’s musical talents.
“As far as songs go made by an accountant it’s not terrible. It’s even somewhat hitting the right notes without auto-tune by the sounds of it,” another Reddit user wrote. “But a seemingly serious big 4 song – my god the cringe overpowering.”
This is not the first time a Deloitte employee has been overcome with an urge to express their company loyalty through song.
In 2011, someone made a questionable Notorious B.I.G. song about the “Big Four” accounting firm. It included such choice lyrics as: “ I made the change to a Deloitte guy / Packed up my bags and started to fly / And it’s so much fun building slides with my peeps all day / Too much text: It’s the Deloitte way.”
Deloitte enthusiasts who wanted to get musical about their admiration for the company have also covered The Beatles’ legendary song “Let It Be.”
Deloitte did not immediately respond to a request for comment.