January 12, 2005

The Continuing Disintegration of my job

Well, now that we've cleaned out the place somewhat, the objective is to file everything away. Since we're in healthcare, just about every piece of paper in our archives is considered protected by federal guidelines. We need to take all this stuff, refile it and catalogue it as well.

You just can't imagine how much fun this is.

Right now on my desk you'll find a file box completely filled with documents from a Los Angeles-area hospital. I'm taking out each, individual document and noting the name, account number and general description on a spreadsheet. Then I put the damned thing back in the box. This is what I do all day.


According to the head of our clerical department, we have about 500,000 individual documents. Everyone in our office has become an overpaid data entry clerk.

We're getting steadily angrier about our fate. Tell me if this makes sense: We’ve hit our company goal for the past three months, and 7 out of the last 8. For December, the last month of actual collections, we're already at 115% of our goal. And we have about a week left to calculate. How stupid is our sales department? They couldn't get anyone to bite on that performance? Of course, I'm sure it doesn't have anything to do with our corporate masters relocating to Northern Virginia, now does it?

Damn you Northern Virginia. You and your business-friendly climate. Damn you all to hell.

Posted by Frinklin at January 12, 2005 05:44 PM

Hey, lay off Northern Virginia! You could always move here and be my neighbor. Sure, the traffic's terrible, but it hasn't really snowed all winter. Sure, it's rained a lot, but you're from Seattle, so you're used to that, right? If you play your cards, I'll get you a cushy job in Dot-Com Canyon City Hall...

Posted by: Mediocre Fred at January 12, 2005 09:20 PM
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