Friday, July 27, 2007

the hell that is inventory

this week has been busy at the cath lab because of the annual inventory count. as the inventory coordinator, i obviously had a large role in that count. we passed the inventory audit with flying colors, but not without much heartache and wailing and gnashing of teeth.

let's just say that after 4+ hours of meticulous data entry (and then only being a little over halfway done with that data entry) someone comes along and destroys all the work that you've done. in one click. ONE CLICK. and this person has been aggravating you all week long, and at 3:45 pm on a friday afternoon tells you that they've erased all the work you've done. well, needless to say, i was not happy, but managed to keep myself composed as i calmly walked away. lucky for me, someone was having a birthday party so i got myself some cheesecake fruit pie and started to feel better. the nurse manager told me not to be too upset, because we passed the audit, and everyone knows that the inventory will never be truly exact, and that everyone also knows all the hard work i've put into it, and it's friday afternoon, so GO HOME! and that i did! and now i am writing this blog, and i only have exactly one week of work left, and i CAN'T WAIT FOR SCHOOL to start. this job has been great, but my destiny is not to be an inventory coordinator forever.

this weekend is going to be a fun one. making a trip back up to my ol' college town to visit friends, might brew a batch of beer soon, and have started some knitting projects for some work friends (hats for their babies). le sigh...

2 comments:

jimgrandad said...

Guess it's too late to read this book, but I thought it would interest you! http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/31/health/31book.html?ref=science

frylime said...

thanks! i'll try to look it up at borders or something...