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Aerden [userpic]
Losers Weepers

Work: This morning, the Big Boss walked by my desk and told me he had a lot of received PO's in his action list from the vacant IL caseload, and would I please collect these PO's and bring them to his office so he could look over the paperwork to verify that everything was as it should be before he authorized payment.

So I said, "Yes, sir" and went to the brown accordion file where I keep all of the purchase orders which have been matched with invoices.

The PO's he wanted weren't there.

Time to die a small death and cover it up by frantic, muttered cussing to myself as I hunted through the file folders on my desk. I couldn't find these matched PO's annywhere, and as far as I'm concerned, I should have been able to lay hands on them inside of five minutes and had them in the Big Boss' office by six minutes.

It's bad to lose an invoice that has been matched with a purchase order; it's so flaming incompetent.

Finally, around 3pm, I remembered what I had done with them. I'd hurriedly stuffed them into a drawer last Wednesday because we were told to leave two hours early, which meant that I had to back up my computer files right then and had to clear off my desk and secure everything in a great rush.

I was so relieved to find those things. I didn't want to have been so careless and irresponsible as to have lost them. On the upside, I was able to greatly reduce the Boss' payment actions while looking for the missing PO's, so that was good. I whittled it down from 11 to five.

But God, I never want to have something like that happen again; it is so slipshod.

Tomorrow, I have five purchase orders to generate, plus I need to enter a couple of eye reports into our tracking system. And then I have to start investigating why we have two purchase orders still outstanding from June.

Serenity: In two days, the world will get to see that the phrase, "Can't stop the signal." is not some cutesy advertising slogan. It is a declaration that holds significant meaning. I can't wait!

The Bod: Crap. I think I really need to ask my doctor to have a look at this bump or knot on my elbow. *frowns* I think it's just a calcium deposit, because my Grandpa Smith has them. But I'd like to be sure. I'd also like it off, because it's starting to hurt if I lean my forearm against my desk when I lean forward to read the computer screen. Meaning, I lean on my forearm a lot. *grumbles*

Current Mood: relievedrelieved
Current Music: "The Ballad of Serenity" - Joss Whedon
Thank you, Love.

It's good to see these things from the other side of the DBS fence. Thanks for the education! No, seriously, I'm not joking. I like knowing how things work on the inside of this organization which sometimes makes me wonder if drinking would be an ideal career change for me. :-) Hugs you!

Re: Thank you, Love.

Leianora--Oh, man, I could tell you stories...(g) Really, it's the consumers who make things interesting. Then there are the coworkers. :)

The day before yesterday was the Big Boss (the Field Director's) birthday. We held a surprise party for him and a counselor who had the same birthday as he did. To catch the FD off-guard and make him come at the double-quick to the conference room, one of our Rehab Assistants ducked into his office and said, "Bill, there's an irate consumer in Job Club, and he's demanding to see you in there."

So in came Bill with this very serious look on his face, because there are a lot of staff in this room, so the consumer must be causing a real ruckus--and then he saw the cake. Hehehe! That was fun.

I really do love my job, and I feel so lucky to be working there and not at the Lighthouse. I loved medical transcription, but the attitude at DBS is so much better. I would guess that a good quarter of our staff have some kind of visual impairment, and it is not limited to the clerical folks. There are people in upper management who are totally or legally blind, for instance.

Not so at the Lighthouse. Over there, it's very much sighted people in management, and the visually impaired folks are either clients or non-managerial employees--transcriptionists, switchboard operator, or the front desk guy. The 'blind' people all sit together at lunch, and the sighted people all sit together at lunch; there is only a little bit of mixing between the two. So I'm very much happier at DBS.


I found it a cussedly irritating thing that Universal ditched "Can't Stop the Signal" for the general release, going with the irritatingly bland, could mean anything "The future is worth fighting for." Way to tear the heart out of the thing, guys.

A while back, I saw an ad blitz for it at the theater that to me said, "This is a movie for die-hard Firefly fans." I hated that!

I'd think there would be no way to kill a movie quicker than to imply that it is made primarily for its fans, rather than for a general audience.

That stinks, that Universal ditched "Can't stop the signal." It's the sort of thing that, after seeing the movie, people would say, "Oh! That makes perfect sense now!" and they would appreciate it. "The future is worth fighting for."--well, gee. That's a given, isn't it? *sighs*

Only 25 more hours until I get to see it! *bounces*