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So, life has gotten hectic in the extreme.  Which is good and bad.  Let me just jump in and list out everything going on.  Perhaps a wee bit of a rant as well.  It's been a while, yanno?

First, my AP clerk of ten years has retired!  We're really well suited to each other, I thought.  We're both a bit odd and can be cranky.  But we have always respected each other's moods.  We have similar slightly skewed senses of humor.  And we both knit.  Now she's gone.  And I miss her.  Not that I didn't know this day was coming.  The woman just turned 74 this year, God love her and hope I'm as lively as she at that age.  Anyway, and this is where the hectic part comes in, I've been scrambling to get her job split up between me and our floater accounting clerk.  And that has meant training in addition to having to relearn tasks I haven't done in ten years.  Good times indeed.

Then there's the new accounting system we're getting here at work.  Hahahahahaha!!  Just had to get that out of the way.  New Boss swears by it.  It will make our lives so much easier.  It will bring us into the current century, current decade will have to wait another ten years.  We'll all be so happy to have it and will bow down and kiss his feet for bringing...ah who cares!  It's gonna suck and no matter what he tells me, I'm not going to like it.  Shades of his wonder payroll system (ADP) come to mind. 

Anyway, we've all had to endure HOURS, DAYS even, of training on this thing and have been ENCOURAGED to practice in our copious amounts of spare time.  New Boss and our VP (who is our IT guy) have been joined at the hip behind closed doors so much they've generated amusing rumors, and have sweated blood and tears for this thing.  We were supposed to flip the switch this past Monday.  On Friday the sales manager (big baby) goes to the president and says he hasn't had any training and his sales team doesn't know how to use the new system.  Can you guess what the reaction was?  I'm still chuckling about it.  But mad too because if it had been anyone else, they'd have been out the door so fast their heads would spin.  So, launch has been delayed.  OMG!

Another casualty of the delayed launch is the Bromace between New Boss and VP.  VP is a very nosy guy.  He apparently was reading New Boss's emails over his shoulder this morning and pissed New Boss off.  Ahh well, you know what they say about relationships formed under extreme conditions.  Hee he
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So, since my last post went so well, I thought I'd give another a try.  Topic?  Work rant!  What else?

I have ranted many times over the years about how insane my Boss is.  Here is another example.

His family used to own a hardware store.  He KNOWS everything about hardware.  He is The Hardware King!  And cheap, have I mentioned that yet?  So, whenever one of the toilets here breaks, he makes our lab assembly guys fix it.  No, we aren't plumbers or in the plumbing/hardware business, but the lab guys must drop whatever they are doing and fix the john when demanded.

Now, we have two toilets in the ladies' room.  Both tend to get clogged easily and frequently.  Two clogs ago, we were down to one john for THREE WEEKS!  The women in the building were stockpiling pitch folks and blunts objects for a little party they were planning later in the week and I told Boss I was calling a plumber because the guys in the lab couldn't fix the issue and I wanted to live to see the weekend.

The plumber came in, fixed the issue in like ten minutes and was gone.  Boss grumbled about how the company was losing money and I was taking his kid's college education away from them.  Whatever.

The next clog came, I stated "I am calling a plumber!" and did.  Boss had a huge fit, sent nasty emails to all involved about losing money and told me from now on, to call his personal plumber, Bill.  Which was fine.  It let the lab guys off the hook and would get the issue resolved with Boss's blessing.

Until last week.  The company's VP said to me, "The men's room is leaking".  I said, "I'll call Bill the plumber, not to worry".  Bill wasn't available (are we shocked?) so I left a message.  I emailed all the involved parties so everyone knew I was on top of it.  Then Boss came in, read the email and hit the roof.  Why are you calling a plumber?!  Make the lab guys do it!  Don't waste money!  He could replace anything in any toilet in the world, and it was the easiest thing and don't I know how much money the company was losing?  The sky is falling and the world is coming to an end!! 

The man has serious issues.  I feel sorry for poor Bill the plumber.
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Or, at least that's how I feel.  Both dogs and both computers have viruses.  The desktop is taking a wee trip with one of Daughter-Type's friends who does computer stuff for a living, but is currently out of work.  He works for WoW game time cards, which works for me.  The laptop will probably go next but I'm not really certain it has an issue, or if it's just me being me.

I dog sat for Daughter-Type this week.  Bounder had a stomache virus which he promptly passed along to Ebony.  He's fine now and back home with Daughter-Type, but Ebony is sick as a, you guessed it, dog.  She had me up every three hours last night taking her out.  I felt like I had a new-born again, ugh.  I was up at 5am making "easy on doggie tummies" dog food.  Browned ground beef and rice, which she yakked up all over the place.  So much for that theory.

And on the work front, preperation for THE AUDIT has begun.  I don't remember there being any bloodshed last year, but I'm not ruleing it out for this year.  It's been a long time since we've had a good decapitation around here!
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I just finished reading Tom Clancy's Dead or Alive.  Has anyone else read it?

Cut for bookish spoilers )



My gaming life is, well, I'm not sure I can describe it.  I've gotten 3 toons up to level 85, one of which has finished her Cataclysm loremaster achievement, but now I feel like, what's next?  I don't raid and I've never done much as far as grouping due to much trauma early in my WoW career.  Their tradeskills are maxed out so I don't feel much urge to log on the game except when the guild is on.  It's my daughter's guild and we boast a whopping six members.  We only really are able to group on Saturday or Sunday afternoons and then I'm playing a warlock alt I made just so the guild would have one of each class.

Anyway, so Rift has a new patch, which I've not downloaded yet.  I'm thinking of taking advantage of the free server transfers and getting one of my three mains off Wolfsbane and on to a lower population server.  Except...I downloaded Everquest II, the free version, and have been playing that instead.  Even though I had to pay for the race/class I wanted.  Greedy bastards.  I really liked playing it last year until my WoW got hacked and Daughter-Type got the guild going.

Finally, my father, who is 80, is moving out of the house we lived in since 1966.  Talk about your traumatic experiences.  I have mixed feelings about the move.  There are just so many memories tied up in the place, both good and bad.  He's buried two wives living in that house, one just two years ago in July.  He has to be feeling conflicted as well.  My sister has been there every weekend to help.  But he is NOT listening to her.  She schlepps boxes, old half full paint cans and other toxic waste and minds the burn barrel in addition to general cleaning and the like, but whenever she ventures an opinion he shuts her out.  To me, this isn't new behavior, but he and I have a different relationship and always have had.

Anyway, he finally closed on a condo nearby and he is going to settlement on his house mid-July.  However, he doesn't want to part with the eight dining room chairs, both leaves for the dinning room table or any of the filing cabinets (six) to fit into his new, two bedroom place.  I have visions of the movers stacking up in the hallway outside the place with all that huge furniture going, "Where ya wannit buddy?" and not being able to get in the door.

Finally, our prima donna sales manager here at work has allegedly resigned.  The rumor mill has it that one of his prima donna sales team has caused him to have to do extra work, since he did not enforce proper returns policy with said sales dweeb, fondly dumbed King Baby.  So today, Sales Manager is absent, although the rumor mill does not believe it's a permanent thing, just a temper tantrum of some sort.  This place is just a laugh a minute, that's for sure.  One of these days, when I grow up, I'll have a real job at a real company, with a Ranger and Morellie dilemma like Stephanie's.  Oh well, dream on, right?


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Or maybe just whine.  Actually, let's go with whine, since I feel rather tired and peeved and just generally whiny.


There's the usual HATE MY JOB whine I could indulge in, but here are a few specifics.  Staying in whine mode of course.  Our receptionist, who is new and fairly nice so I really shouldn't be too hard on her, is annoying when she announces calls.  The PA system makes two beeping sounds before you can actually talk and she never waits for the second beep.  So all of her announcements are cut in half and we have to call her and ask who that last call was for.  I mean, nobody had to tell ME to wait for the second beep!  Whine, whine.

New Boss is still an ass.  Actually, he's a well paid, baby-boomer male in a cushy job and he has a slave (ME!) to do all the un-glamorous tasks.  This year he is apparently the one seaching for new healthcare insurance and I have nothing to do with the process except face the unhappy employees when they have questions.  And of course he's wedging his buddy-buddy insurance broker in and my trusted and longtime guy is out.  Bastard!  I know, dangerously close to a rant here.

My A/R clerk (at least I thing she's still mine, New Boss might have sole her too) will be on vacation tomorrow.  This means all the whiny, pushy sales people will be lining up at my door tomorrow begging to let their deadbeat customers buy just one more thing.  They'll pay on Monday, I swear.  Yeah right.

My dog decided to not wait for the treat I give her when I come home for lunch just to see her friendly face and have a nice petting session and ate a blue pen.  Right in the middle of my living room rug.  Waa waa.

I don't want to go to class tonight, see first line, even though we'll be getting our second test scores back tonight.  I did ok, so I'm not really worried.  I just want to go home and wallow in my whiny-ness.

Cut for WoW whine )

Ok, now I have to get ready to talk to the ADP guy about how much they screwed up our timeclock and payroll system.  For anyone thinking of going with ADP, don't!  They are the most disorganized group I've ever had the misfortune of working with.  I could do a whole rant/whine just on how they screwed up our local taxes.  But, I'll save that for another post.

Stuff

Oct. 7th, 2010 11:48 am
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I'm feeling rather pressured lately.  Work has been the usual coming down from audit frenzy and gearing up for the "perfect fit" health care benefit-wise search.  On the home front my brand, spankin' new heat pump system for upstairs is not producing heat.  School has turned out to be DEMANDING! time-wise.  Ugh, homework sucks just as much as it did when I was a kid.  And then there are my leisure pursuits.

I had a turn at the [livejournal.com profile] crack_van  last month that was both fun, and a bit stressful.  Stressful because I'm a crappy writer and my reviews weren't anywhere near worthy of the stories themselves.  But, practice and making perfect, right?  Also, when October rolled around, I sort of missed it, since obviously I had fun, even if I'm a crappy writer.

Then there's WoW.  The new Xpac has been announced for December 7, and the pressure is on.  I'm too much of an altaholic and the result is I have only ONE level 80 toon and a bunch of 60s and 70s.  So my dilemma is which pair do I want to hit 80 by December the most.  I 2-box as well, just to keep things interesting which sort of compounds the problem.  I'm leaning towards my pally/mage combo since they have turned out to be the most fun to play and there really isn't much outside of a dungeon that they can't tackle if I stay calm and don't button mash too much.

So much to do, so little me to go around.
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...And I think it's about time we had one!

Can there be a riot if it's just one person?  Perhaps just a good decapitation will do.  It's been so long since we've had one of those as well.

Anyway, I'm going to kill New Boss.  I am not his maid.  I am not his assistant.  I am not his MOMMY!  Yet he just goes around leaving actual as well as accounting messes that I feel compelled to clean up.  The chances of me actually finding a new job and leaving the whole thing for him to worry about next year are so very slim.  Yet, I have to do it.

We are getting a new accounting system.  We've sent in all the deposits and signed all the docs.  "I need copies of invoices for the auditors", says I.  "Ok", says he.  Which means, quit bothering me and go play in the street.  Now I find out it's not just one lease but four.  See, this is where the mess comes in.  Everything to this point has been lumped into ONE file with no regard to any account numbers or anything.  Because New Boss can't be bothered with the details.  I am spitting mad because he is cutting me out of the loop and no matter who (Boss on two occasions) I talk to, nothing changes.  Smug bastards, both of them.
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Sleep?  What's that?  It's just so much better to wake up at 1:30 in the morning and not be able to go back to sleep.  I get so much more fanfic read that way.  zzzzzz.......

On the gaming front, I'm giving Runes of Magic another try.  Daughter-Type and Boyfriend are playing and she told me I'd like it.  And, now that I have a computer that can handle it, I loaded it up.  It's quite a bit like WoW, but sometimes feels a little clunky.  Targeting is an issue, too.  My toon is a Warder and his pet keeps getting in the way.  Also, the crafting system is SLOW!  But I like the fact that you have a chance to craft a green or even blue item.  As far as the best crafting system I've played so far, I have to go with EQ2. 

This week is AUDIT week!  Who knew, right?  There have been no maniacal rants, yet.  Yes, yes, New Boss has hired New Auditors and he has dealt with them exclusively.  No problemo there.  That's why he gets paid the big bucks, yanno?  Somehow I feel a bit let down though.

Eldest Daughter has started her own business.  She's cleaning houses.  She was having bookkeeping issues and I suggested getting Quickbooks.  I took a course in that a few years ago and it seemed fairly easy.  But, she's not an accounting type and getting it going is giving her trouble.  As an added complication, she lives in Florida so it will be difficult for me to help out. 

***Enter fantasy.  I get fed up with the crap here at work and tell Boss and New Boss where to shove it and load my doggie, dvds and computer in my Ford Focus and take off for the wilds of Daytona Beach.  Once there, I invest in Eldest Daughter's business, become her bookkeeper/financial advisor and then she becomes the most successful cleaning service in the area.  We hire many underlings and become millionaires.  Enter reality***

It's Friday, threatening to rain again and I just want to go home.
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...while adding a new signer to the business checking account, you have to double check that you list his title as the CFO and not CMO!

Woops

Mini rant

Nov. 17th, 2009 08:08 am
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I have realized that my need to listen to The Offspring and/or Guns N Roses increases as the shit level here at work rises. Yes I realize it's only 8am and I'm already swearing. It doesn't bode well for the rest of the day.
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I'm eating chocolate.  Reese's in fact.  I know it will cause me pain, yet I'm eating them anyway.  I need a real, live vacation.  I want to go somewhere where I can sit in the shade with a book or my knitting and just take a nap if I want.  I want room service and somebody to make my bed for me.  I don't want to hear a ringing phone or look at anyone who appears they might have anything to do with the accounting profession.  Four o'clock can't come fast enough.

Rant

Aug. 5th, 2009 03:33 pm
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Well, it's been a whole two weeks since I last RANTED about WORK.  And for anyone who might read this who is in sales, I sincerely apologize.

I hate accounts receivable and by extension at work sales people.  Please note, non-at work sales folk are ok.  But when they get to work, everything revolves around them.  My customer is on hold.  Did you process that credit ap yet.  What's our wiring info (one of my favorites since it's always the same person asking and always the same answer).  My AR clerk is on vacation, and I hope she has a great time because she's never leaving me alone with these people again.  ARGHHHH!!!!

And then I have the BIG audit in two weeks.  God help me get through to September 1.  I promise to be a good girl for the rest of the year, just make them leave me alone.
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...to be audited.

One down, one to go.

Yay team!
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Two important ideas that help to keep me somewhat sane through nasty audits and uncooperative coworkers.

1.  "There's no crying in baseball!"  Tom Hanks' character in A League of Their Own

2.  Don't take anything personally.

Please O Lord, let me remember and live by these thoughts!

Mini rant

Jun. 25th, 2008 01:36 pm
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I have the sudden, uncontrollable urge to tell the boss to piss off, run screaming from the building and go home to watch Monty Python In Search Of the Holy Grail and finish my sock.  Work sucks.  He makes up rules that "everyone" must follow, but the only one who gets held accountable for them seem to be me.  What a wacko.  Nutjob.  Where is that help wanted section again?
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...I've heard all week is when the boss said he'd be gone until next Monday!

Yay!

*does happy dance*

Mini rant

Dec. 24th, 2007 02:26 pm
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Is it just me, or does it seem wrong for the boss to take half a day on Christmas Eve but make the rest of us who didn't take vacation stay?

Bah humbug indeed!
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I'm getting a new computer here at work.

On the one hand I'm like, yay! Something that can keep up with my typing and won't crash everytime I exit a program. And maybe the grinding noise my floppy makes will finally be resolved.

On the other all I can think of is, YIKES!!! Where did I stash all my porn! Must clean house immediately!
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...But I HATE my job!  HATE HATE HATE!!!

So I look in the paper for other work and then get depressed cause although I have over ten years experience in bookkeeping/accounting/office manager type shit I only have a lousy two year degree.  Nobody wants that.  They all want the glorious four year people.  Except here.  This place is NUTS!  We attract nuts and only the nuts sink to the bottom and stay.  All the sane people have enough sense to get out while the gettin's good.  And I'm just as big a cashew as the rest.  I've been here 11 friggin' years.  What the hell is wrong with me?

And while I'm at it, being single sucks, too.

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