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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For All Intelligence Be For Not

, , , , | Working | May 31, 2012

(My desk overlooks a private employee gathering area for a large entertainment facility. The employees will punch in/out and check their schedules in this room. They usually ask me or my office co-workers simple questions like the date or time. This question, however, was a little unusual.)

Employee: “Hey, what day is New Year’s Day?”

Me: “It’s this Sunday.”

Employee: “No, I mean like the date!”

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