September 18, 2008


Two days ago, my desk looked like this:

Then, because I was getting paid for my time, and because my company tracks internet usage, I decided to ask for something to do to tide me over until billing begins on Monday.

Now my desk looks like this:

And most of it needs to be done by someone before Friday next week. The question I posed to my supervisor was what I should do about the billing. He said do the best you can. One of the more pressing assignments I was given was to work on getting correct provider addresses so the IRS doesn't fine us the $7,500 they want from us for 'unissued' 1099s. The problem there is that we did, in fact, issue them. The providers do not update us with their correct addresses like they should when they move. Or, they won't send a W-9 form, which is required by the IRS for us to have before we change their address in our system for anything of import, like a 1099. Catch-22 much?

And now I have a lot of work to do, all of which is very urgent, but wasn't mentioned until I asked for something to do. I love my boss, I do. It's his bosses I have a problem with. Nothing is ever mentioned until the last minute. The one good thing? Overtime. Lots and lots of overtime. :)


Insane Mama said...

Argh, I used to work in a CPA firm for 14 years! I recently quit, so I feel your pain. We issued the 1099's it's the recipients fault for not keeping up to date records

Ross said...

It pays to open your mouth ... quite literally. :)

SabrinaT said...

You need coffee, LOTS of coffee. And, maybe a donut...

K8E said...

IM: that's what I'm saying. If we don't send the money to them they're mad, but if the 1099 doesn't make it to them, that's ok, because we'll get in trouble for it.

Ross: more ways than one :P

Sabrina: Coffee would be good, except for my whole diet thing, since I can't have it black. Unfortunately, donuts fall in the same category. Dieting takes all the fun out of eating. :(