October 11, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007

I had a problem getting on the internet last night, this morning and tonight. I may have to call Comcast and find out what the problem is. I am using the laptop to blog tonight. I had a terrible day today. I had to fire two girls in the office. One called the other a name and the other smacked her with a ruler. The owner is away from the office and after consulting with the attorney; her recommendations were to fire both. I’m the one who had to do it. I felt like throwing up. It’s an upsetting thing to have to do. I just wanted to go home and curl up with my little Danny Boy.

I also had a problem with the software and the spreadsheet. The spreadsheet totals balanced but when I entered the numbers in the computer, they were off by two cents. I thought I entered a number incorrectly. I entered them three times then I used the calculator and the spreadsheet was not adding properly. It didn’t make sense. I got one of the girls to look at it and it didn’t make sense to her either.

Everyday is a challenge. I just wish I didn’t have this kind of a challenge.

I will get to bed early. I hope I can get a good night sleep. I’ll have more challenges tomorrow.

News from the Vorlon Wife.

Posted by The Vorlon at October 11, 2007 9:06 PM

Dear Karol
My heart goes out to you! That is the worst thing to have to do. The employees there are on the vicious side or having a bad day.
Are the numbers on the spread sheet with more than two decimals if so they could be rounding up on the total. Another is between 6 & 8 cents. I know mund my own business! Ha Ha. Keep the faith and good luck in finding your mistake.
Love your blog friend

Posted by: Doris Bertolino at October 12, 2007 1:08 PM

Wow, how old are these girls? We had 2 pre-press guys fired 2 weeks ago for something against company policy - they were good employee's too but they editted their time sheets or something like that and next thing we know they are out the door.
It's a shame. I was in that position once as estimating supervisor there was a girl who I was really good friends with but she just wasn't estimator material. Great worker, always on time and did whatever was asked, just didn't have the "mechanical" tools needed, so I transferred her to customer service which was better suited to her capabilities. I would have hated to fire her. I can't imagine.

Posted by: Cheryl Heller at October 14, 2007 7:31 PM