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Pampered Chef: Rant OT - Rant about work

  1. pampchefsarah

    pampchefsarah Senior Member Gold Member

    Argghhh!! I just need to get this off my chest, and can't post on FB, because I have some co-workers as 'friends.'

    There is a monthly project which should only take 10 - 15 minutes and which can be done by either myself (accounts receivable) or the Accounts Payable Manager. Somehow, it ALWAYS falls on me, but no big deal, since it's easy. Well, it's easy as long as we both provide the necessary information, and double check our work. This morning I spent at least 1/2 an hour on it, because she DIDN'T double check her work, and then I ended up having to send it to her to complete because the system wouldn't take some of her information. This doesn't even take into account the fact we had to split the project into at least 3 parts, because she doesn't have approval on all the invoices. So, instead of one project taking 10 - 15 minutes, it's now 3 projects taking about an hour (this does not take into account the time it takes to gather the information, but somehow that takes me only a few minutes, and takes her days).

    Then, I receive an e-mail from our Hong Kong office asking me to go through a list of over 500 customers and mark those which should be accounted as bad debts. Not a problem, except I've done this at least 3 times in the past month for others in the finance group!! AND, some of these were noted as bad debts years ago, so shouldn't even be on the books anymore. Hmm, maybe I should make notes of all this, and when it comes time for my review, if my boss complains I don't make good use of my time (he won't, I've been very good lately at getting things done right away or within a given deadline), I can show him how much other people are wasting my time.

    Or, maybe, now that I've ranted, I can bless and release, and get back to work. On a project which, to me, is not really necessary, and seems more like busy work, but which the division president wants done now, so it must be important. Bless and release. Bless and release.

    Ok, if you've even bothered to read this, I thank you. :love: Like I said, I just needed to get it out, without worrying about anyone gossiping. I'm not perfect, I know, and there are those who can probably find things about me worthy of complaint, too (at work, I mean - I know at home there'd be a loooonnngggg list of complaints, haha).
    Nov 18, 2009
  2. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member


    Nov 18, 2009
  3. colegrovet

    colegrovet Veteran Member Gold Member

    I read it... bless it and release it.. :)

    just remember when they give you lemons.. make a squeeze it and add some vodka.. :)
    Nov 18, 2009
  4. munkee41182

    munkee41182 Member

    Oh that's the day in the life of Jami these days. Silly 10 minute projects that turn into working on it for days. Ugh I feel your pain sista!
    Nov 18, 2009
  5. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

    I can understand your frustration. It sounds like you've got a good attitude, though. Isn't it great to have a wonderful place like this to vent those kinds of things?
    Nov 18, 2009
  6. pampchefsarah

    pampchefsarah Senior Member Gold Member

    I am grateful for being able to come here and vent, and have people who actually listen (or, at least read). Thank you all. I should note, at least I went through this frustration from the comfort of my own home. I was supposed to be in the office, but didn't feel like enduring the 1.5 hour commute, and since my computer was here . . .

    I did feel better after the ranting, too, and got quite a bit done.
    Nov 18, 2009
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