Friday, 30 August 2019

The Dreaded Day

So, it’s that unhappy time of year: Inventory at work. The end of August is the end of the our corporate year end. So that means that our stock must be counted.

Now, the act of counting and recording the inventory is not that bad and so the work itself I don’t mind. It’s Boss’s behaviour that makes me dread this day.

You see, without getting into too much, the way we (Boss) orders stock leaves a lot of room for error within the inventory system.

So, when it comes time to count that inventory, and count the stock on the shelves, it can be way off. 

Which then means you have to take into account stock that is on the books but hasn’t arrived yet. (Don’t get me started).

So when there are times when the count is off by more than one or two, Boss freaks out and blames me and the sales guy.

I dread and resent this as while I will be the first to admit that I am not perfect, I take multiple steps during the processing of each order to ensure accuracy in inventory and invoicing. 

So to have Boss rant and rave about all this and blame just about everyone but Boss themselves, grates. 

Yet, as always, as a small business owner, Boss is the one who suffers for the mistakes and fumbling of their idiot staff (I’m paraphrasing).

Anyways, that gives you a taste as to why I dislike this day, and this time of year, as I usually end up counting the inventory three times.

I will endeavour to keep my calm and try to just not let anything bother me. I will try to look at this as just another ordinary day and I just need to keep a better frame of mind about it.

(And just get through it, but it is Friday, which means it is an early day).

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward.

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