Mar. 25th, 2008

Wow, I got all kinds of crap done tonight. Read a chapter of Accounting, a chapter of Nutrition, did the accounting checkpoint and the nutrition DQ, uploaded the next chapter of Kharlan... Not a bad night. Got all my schoolwork done anyway. Didn't get any writing done, but I'm shootin' for tomorrow.

Okay, SERIOUSLY wanted someone to shoot me at work. There was an error on an ATS we got last week. Curt didn't catch it, Gina didn't catch it. I only caught it because the very final step of the process required me to LOOK at it. I had to go rescue that work from the mailroom before they sent it out. My god, I thought I was going to be lynched. :x

As if that wasn't enough, Source has bought out RS2. Now, consider this: Source is our LARGEST consultant. Several hundred accounts. And dear god are they a royal pain in the ass. The send triplicate and quadruplicate work (and claim they DIDN'T...), demand we research why they weren't paid for a landslide of titles EVERY quarter when they WERE- they're just too damn impatient to wait for the checks. And, here's an example of their stupidity: They tried to claim a title that is distributed in the US only for... Loblaws, I believe it was. Loblaws or Zellers, one of the two. My Canadian friends will tell you that those chains are indeed CANADIAN.

So they're claiming this Canadian chain sold like, 20 copies of this magazine that isn't distributed in Canada. And they sent us, as backup for proof that they had a contract, the amendment with that title crossed out and "US distribution only" written in.


Although the AE for that title requested a copy of that research. "It's not distributed in Canada. It's NEVER been distributed in Canada. Our figures show no Canadian sales. It'll be VERY interesting to see their wholesaler data backing up those sales."

So these people are, at best, complete morons. A few years ago a part of the company split and formed RS2. Since then, Source has been steadily losing accounts to RS2, with the exception of Source managing to gain back all of the Canadian accounts (lulz more claims for titles they never got...). At that point, we were all like, "Oh GOD no. D:" Because RS2 is INFINITELY easier to work with than Source.

So it was quiet today. I was like, one of two clerks still at their desk. Joanna got on the phone with one of the developers and was like, "Oh hai, Source bought RS2, lulz FAIL..."

And my instant thought was, "Oh no. Oh GOD now. SHOOT ME NOW."

And in amusing news, I choked on an egg yolk tonight. I was coughing for like, fifteen minutes. My throat hurts nao. :(



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