These are not uneducated people. They're not fresh out of high school. They're not new to the work force. No no. They're the following: An Accountant by day and an Attorney who isn't currently practicing law because of family issues, but she's still board certified. That's right an ACCOUNTANT and an ATTORNEY.
DUMBER AND DUMBEST. No lie.
Let me give you an example or two. The Accountant had 5 checks totaling $205. At the end of the night she's supposed to total up her checks and make sure she balances with the amounts she's entered into the system. So $165 worth of checks means that her report for the day should show $165 worth of checks posted. After that she fills out a deposit slip for the checks. The deposit slip should total the amount of the checks which is $165 in this case. She wrote the check numbers and amounts correctly on the deposit slip. Sounds good so far, right? Then she wrote the total which was NOT the $165 that it should've been. No. She wrote $205. Why did she write $205 when the checks only totaled $165? Because $205 is the amount of money in checks that were entered in the system. Which means that she didn't bother to balance her checks with the amount entered in the system. She didn't bother to add up the checks even after she wrote them on the deposit slip. That's an extra $40 in check money entered in the system than actual checks we had.
Where did this $40 come from? Well after an hour of trying to fix her mistake the next morning, I discovered the problem. There was $25 that should've been entered in the system as a credit card payment, which means that her credit card balances didn't match either. Then there was a $15 check payment arbitrarily entered into a patient's account who hadn't even been to our office in five years.
AN ACCOUNTANT MADE THESE MISTAKES! And this is just ONE example of the many, many mistakes she's made.
The Attorney is the one who always asks me the questions that shouldn't be asked by someone who has
Some days I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone because I can't comprehend the utterly stupid shit these people say and do. I feel like it's a big joke being played on me. Or a conspiracy against me. Maybe they're not REALLY as stupid as they act? Maybe they're doing it to drive me to the loony bin? Then one day I'll go all ape shit on their dumb asses and Jack Nicholson will pop up like in Anger Management talking about how I passed some program and hand me a big ass plaque while everyone is clapping for me.
Do you guys work with any people like this?
Deep Throat of the Day: Is that a rhetorical question? <-my new response when the Attorney asks me a dumb question.