Monday, April 30, 2007

why I will always be a lowly clerk - if I am lucky!

The first thing I do each day at work is process Automated Checks. I key in documents that have been reviewed and approved. The computer creates checks which I print. A co-worker puts them through a check signer and returns them to me to be matched up with the requesting document. Then to my supervisor to be initialed before going to the recipient. This sometimes takes half the day, depending how the size of the batch and any problems encountered along the way.

This morning was a small batch and all went smoothly.

So, when Eli said, “Don’t print the checks yet, I have another one for you.” I told him, “Too late, they’re all done.”

He was astounded.

“Sorry,” I said, “It’s over.”

“Ruth Coleman wants this one.”

“I don’t know any Ruth Coleman!” I tossed over my shoulder as I sashayed away.

5 steps later, it hit me. Ruth Coleman, DIRECTOR of California Department of Parks and Recreation.

I scurried back. “Come to think of it, I do.”

Eli grinned, “I thought so.”

Eli typed up a manual check. (which I will key in at the end of the day).


  1. LOL, that's funny! :)

    I'm glad you like your job so much!

  2. ditto to what Sariah said.

    Sounds like you are getting a little sassy at work.

    I'm glad I don't have to worry about a line of bosses to remember.

  3. I can sass Eli, he's just a clerk. too, or maybe a tech, but I don't think so. I haven't met the Director, but our unit lead, my supervisor, and our chief are very nice. All the bosses I here that I have had any dealings with are friendly, helpful, knowledgable, patient, .... All the staff of any level here that I have interacted with are nice. This is an very good office.

  4. Ok, it is true. I have also sassed Eliza, team lead, and Liz, my super. They like a little sauce now and then, if you do your work and are respectful underneathe. Haven't sassed the Chief. yet. But I don't actually work with her, just see her in passing usually.