Friday, October 22, 2010

My favorite time of year

I LOVE fall! It is everything I could ask for in weather: warm temperatures during the day, crisp temperatures at night. I actually enjoy going outside during the day. I open the windows at night and let the real air flow through the house. I enjoy the rain that knocks the leaves off the trees. I really like fall leaves but we don't get a lot of that here. I wish I could find a place that it was like this all the time.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Trying to do the right thing

Over the last few weeks I've been auditing an account at work. Huge amounts of money and I'm off from the 'official" number by less than .2% but still have to figure it out. In the course of my audit I have found that the university is not charging me enough for a certain type of position. In fact, they aren't really charging me at all.

Now I could be greedy and say too bad for the university, but instead I'm trying to do the right thing. I want to be charged more money because otherwise all of my accounting is wrong. I want to pay my fairshare of costs.

So what happens? I get the run around. And I'm not talking a little run around. I'm talking dog chashing its tail in circles run around. I may have found a solution for part of the problem. But I shouldn't have to do this much work to do the right thing.

I can see why people give up.