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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Nothing New Here - May I RANT?

Just forewarned...if you don't want to hear? I give you permission to leave now, and I'll be happy to see you another day.


I hate being exhausted from the holidays, I hate the dull dreary gray and chill weather. But most of all?

I HATE W-2s!!!!!

And unlike most organization's bookkeeping staff, I have two companies to be responsible for.

Now, most of you who have an inkling of what is involved here, probably think, "What's her beef? She's got software that does the bulk of it."

Um. Yeah.
It has to be verified and double-checked. And then? There's the blasted "Third Party Payments."

For the uninformed? In my case that means Short-term disability payments.

You know, it's not even that it's all that complex to understand. It's that no matter what I do to the software, it doesn't seem to recognize that 1) I did not really pay this to an employee, but I AM responsible for paying the employer taxes related to it. The "fixes" to get this into the system confound me. (Intellectually, I understand it, but from a machine standpoint, nada - I just can't "think" the way the software does, apparently) and 2) the IRS instructions regarding this type of "payment" are equally confounding. No less confusing than trying to find your way around Montreal with a Mexico City map. (And I usually can READ the IRS verbage without trouble...)

Ok. No one enjoys reading about the IRS. (Least of all, ME!)

So...I guess it's obvious that I have a lot on my plate. Oh. And just a pesky aside, can you imagine doing all this with a malfunctioning printer? Hopefully help is on the way there, at least...

And don't EVEN get me started on Koolhaas! Yes, I'm now convinced that the yarn is jinxed. Either that or I'm totally incapable of understanding a simple chart. Yeah. I've knit lace, so it's the yarn.

*End of rant*

Come back later in the week. I'll have pretty pictures of Knitpicks needles, and some yarn that hopefully will be more forgiving of my stress levels...Maybe another Grace or two...ok. Maybe not that till the weekend. (But surely a Meezer shot!)

(And ... if you've gotten this far? Thanks for listening!)


Blogger Carole Knits said...

I hate when software makes our jobs harder than they would be without it. I hope you get things straightened out soon.

10:04 AM  
Blogger Opal said...

Wow. Just reading about your job made my head ache. I can't imagine actually doing it.

So sorry to hear about the Koolhaus. Have you tried threatening the yarn with being made into mice for the Meezer?

3:58 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Sounds like your work is really nasty right now. I hope things work out soon.

I think Opal has an excellent suggestion about threatening your yarn. Looking forward to hearing how you like your new needles.

7:25 PM  
Blogger Will Pillage For Yarn said...

I think I would cry. Seriously. *HUGS* lots of tea and yarn for YOU - maybe you should knit something mindless and pleasant until your brain is less full - then you and Koolhaus could be reunited and get along better.

7:42 PM  
Blogger La Cabeza Grande said...

I know I would cry. And I've spent a fair amount of time writing / fixing software to conform to bureaucratic clap-trap.

Good luck with keeping your sanity intact. BTW, you're not the only one stressing over Koolhaas.

9:37 AM  

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