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Least favourite part...

Ok, so what's the worst part of your job??

Mine has gotta be expense reports... of course, I just finished mine. I had procrastinated for about 5 weeks of travel and had to submit for over $13,000 worth of receipts. That was a bitch to sort out, given I tried a new filing scheme for those receipts. The scheme went like this; 1) Take receipt. 2) Shove it in laptop front pouch. 3) Promptly ignore. Man, my boss is gonna **** when he sees a couple of those bills.

Tomorrow we work on the Montreal trip... *sigh*

I hate doing expense reports.

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Ok, so what's the worst part of your job??
Showing up...
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Yup. And when the bosses talk about they're boats and vacation homes in BC. And the $60,000 stonework on they're driveway.
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Re: Least favourite part...

the worst part of my job? it used to be expense reports too

Allow me to introduce a media sliver from my average workday:

bossman:
(cell phn. rings) SSG we are months behind on this project and I need your help with this NOW, delegate whatever else you are doing and get in here!
(go to office) Deadline on this is 14 days, keep track of that because its a HARD date that we cannot miss or the client will be upset. Now I want you to come up with what you think they need...something, anything..whatever you want. But when it's done, I think it should be a drawing that looks like a horse, a pony..yeah a shetland pony, yeah...oh and I want you to do it like this, just like this here, see my hand? ok...take notes because this is how I want you to do it. Now, well actually I'm going to be making some more changes I think to this design so...why don't we hold off on this because I'm not really sure exactly what type of horse I want but...hmm, you know what, if you don't have any other projects going on right now I could really use a hand with this proposal...

SSG:
buuut, I'm a geek, don't you want me to do the geek stuff, you're the sales guy - you sell it I solve it, hey?

boss:
right, thats why I want your help with the pelican..

SSG:
pelican sir?

boss:
What are you stupid, the PELICAN WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT!

SSG:
the horse?

boss:
no, they do not need a horse that is foolish! they need a pelican...

SSG:
shore, pelican..ok, so..I should....?

boss:
ok, so I am going to work on this proposal because we gotta get this done, you are right - I want you to work on the drawing of the horse, I will finish up my rough sketch and get it to you in 2/3 weeks, then we can discuss it further, yesokthenI willseeyouthen.

SSG:
hmm, so...just to clarify, the horse...you, a few weeks, and I should...?

boss:
look I'm really busy right now with this proposal, but I want to discuss this solution with you more when you can actually spare me a good hour or so, ok?

SSG:
well I just delegated (as ordered) and since I already made my enemies there, why don't I put something together as we originally discussed?

boss:
what you think because I don't know what know do that I don't know what a gawddamn pelican looks like?

SSG:
I'll be somewhere between the lav and the keurig if you need me I guess...enjoli!

boss:
ok, I will come see you after lunch....

(repeat from paragraph one about two days later. and Yes..after lunch goes the way of the horse/pelican as well)
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Re: Least favourite part...

The hours and the people I work, and the platform I'm working on.
I won't make it another year.
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Re: Least favourite part...

SSG, sounds like my work. However, that's the BS I can live with. The expense reports I can't... they gotta go.

Booth, what platform are you working on?

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Yep, showing up sucks.
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BAS.

Business Activity Statement - this is done quarterly for tax purposes here in Aus.

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You're f%#&king up my Chi...
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Re: Least favourite part...

Being told quarter after quarter that we didn't bring in enough money to make our incentive bonus YET still getting a ton of crap from marketing announcing new sales/referral incentive contests and give aways...Last time it was a messege in a bottle annoncing a trip to St. Thomas, the year before that it was a mocked up drivers manual for the Red Corvette Program. I work behind the scenes in operations...I'd much rather see the extra money in my check rather than knowing they poured it down the drain announcing contests and prizes I'll never have a shot at winning.
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Re: Least favourite part...

Quarterly performance reviews, which includes mandatory courses, optional courses, surveys, showing company values, high performance culture…….

I do have a life outside of the company you know?
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Re: Least favourite part...

Dealing with the boss's power mood swing.

During meetings with current vendor -

Boss - "I don't like this model, unacceptable. Don't even think of bringing this model in here."

Vendor - [thrown off guard] "well, Sir, this is the only model we manufacture, no one even makes another type. What is it, exactly, that you do not like about [cut off by the boss]

Boss - "Well then, we have nothing further to discuss. End of meeting. SuperDave, start the bid process for a new vendor" [gets up and walks out of the meeting]

So we're left there with the vendor totally confused. I know not to start anything and just wait till next week.
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Re: Least favourite part...

Man, I did a pretty crappy expense report yesterday too.

4 different exchange rates, trying to figure out what the hell all the receipts are for when they are in 4 different languages...



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Man, I did a pretty crappy expense report yesterday too.

4 different exchange rates, trying to figure out what the hell all the receipts are for when they are in 4 different languages...
I love it how... no... I mean I LOVE it... no really LOVE it... how for each entry into my expense reporting system, it resets the exchange rate to 1. Then errors every time I do a submission because it's not in the right range. Ok... so I guess an exchange rate. Talk about total accuracy. I wonder what the end result will be....

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Re: Least favourite part...

We have to document exhange rate, and our Excel template doesn't sound nearly as advanced as yours.



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Re: Least favourite part...

I dont think I could name just one part of my job that is the worst, I think it is my job in general.

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