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Messed up badly at work today [Oct. 17th, 2007|12:07 pm]
Due to an oversight on my part a letter was mailed out for a client, and there was a serious printing error.

The document was prepared by another department, so the mistake wasn't created by me, but it was missed by the Team Leader for that department, then by myself when I proofread, and finally by the client liaison who also failed to detect the error.

The mistake wasn't noticed until the document was officially printed and lodged.

Although I didn't make the initial mistake, I'm still responsible for not spotting this during proofreading.

That's not going to look good on my employee record.

[User Picture]From: marmoe
2007-10-17 11:51 am (UTC)
Ouch. I just hope that the damage done is not too bad.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2007-10-17 12:38 pm (UTC)
The client is "dissapointed" to use their own words.

We had one irate shareholder telephone, but it was clear from his voice and his manner that this was some old person bored out of his skull with nothing better to do with his time than whinge. I asked him what he wanted us to actually do, and he replied "Nothing." See an earlier post in my LJ about the share market culture in Australia. Divides into two majority groups; charming old people and grouchy old people.

I'm still waiting on the actual fallout. Since three of us failed to notice the error you'd think that the blame would be spread equally.

But then...

Shoot the messanger
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[User Picture]From: marmoe
2007-10-17 02:34 pm (UTC)
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2007-10-17 08:58 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: sleepyjohn00
2007-10-17 04:47 pm (UTC)
As Bill Cosby said regarding the gender of babies, it's the person's fault who last had it. Sorry, keemosabee.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2007-10-17 11:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks John! Bill Cosby has never failed to amuse me, and I'm glad to have something to cheer me up. :)

I'm sure the majority of people familiar with biology are aware that in most mamals the male is responsible for assigning the gender of offspring, but scientists believe that kangaroo females have the ability to override this? Therefore in Kangaroos it really *IS* the fault of the person who last had it. XD
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2007-10-22 09:24 am (UTC)
Well my boss was back today, and he merely shrugged off my oversight in the matter. Instead he utterly condemned the department that put the error into the document.

Meanwhile he gave me an ongoing lecture for lesser transgressions, such as failing to put his name in the CC field of client related E-mails. Ok, I'll try to be more mindful.
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