Can’t Account For The Lack Of Accounting

, | Working | February 4, 2016

(We work in the finance/accounting department of a production facility. A staff member brings a month-end reconciliation to our boss for help because she’s not balancing and can’t find the error.)

Staff Member: *getting upset* “I can’t find it; I’ve checked my numbers three times and I just can’t find it!”

Boss: “Have you tried [offers two suggestions to figure out the discrepancy]?”

Staff Member: “I don’t know what you want from me! I’m not a mathematician!”

Boss: *stares*

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