Damned if you do, damned if you don’t

I just can’t get my head around the inconsistencies where I work. One signer will spend three hours to change a figure that has a £1 impact, whereas another will apparently quite happily sign out a blatantly incorrect piece of work.

I was working on something on Friday and it hit me that in prior years something had been done wrong. Badly wrong. Excusable given the circumstances, but unacceptable (to me) in the current circumstance (things changed). I hummed and hawed, and wanted to verify the position with the signer, but they weren’t in. I left at about half nine on Friday evening. During my journey home I concluded that the only way I was going to get any sleep over the weekend was to come in and make sure the work was done in a technically correct manner. So that’s what I did. 9 hours straight on Saturday, and probably another 4 over the last couple of days. I finally pass it through and guess what? They’d have been happy with doing what had been done in previous years, despite the fact that it was incorrect and misstated the figures by 200%.

Ah well, I had to make a decision and it turned out to be the wrong one. I still can’t get over the attitude about signing out knowingly incorrect work though. It sickens me.

Good job I’ll be leaving soon. I have decided to wait until at least my 1 year anniversary of being in the job before resigning as I want to make sure my recruiter gets his full whack. He’s a nice bloke and could do with the money to fund his snowboarding.

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