Friday, June 25, 2010

From the frying pan into the fire

posted Wed, 10 Oct 2007

And then, dear reader, it got worse.

There are tasks worse than filing.

You read that right.

Worse than filing. What could possibly be worse than filing four years’ worth of documents, you ask? (Who lets her filing get backed up four years? The people I was sent to help, that’s who, although not sent to help with new and improved processes but sent to enable the current bad processes that led to four years' worth of backed-up filing.)

What’s worse than filing is removing the continuous-feed paper from a 24” tall box, opening the first page, and flipping through until you see the end of the sales history for that account. Then you tear the page and put the Aardvark Inc pages in a stack and look for the next account.

24” of thin computer paper.

Six boxes. One of them damaged in shipping so the papers have been torn and restuffed out of order back into the box. Six times 24" is -- well, a lot. I'm too tired to do the math.

It’s paying the health insurance, it’s paying the health insurance. And it’s only one more day.

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