Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Just Pretending

Why do you need to pretend?

I should have asked this question to my colleague. She is our newly hired Accountant. She happened to be a General Accountant (that's what she told me) for 3 years in one of the trading companies in Dubai. Since she had been working as GA, I presumed she knows everything. Well, her CV looks good, I may say, impressive!

As GA, it is expected that she has the full knowledge in accounting. That means, she knows the cycle of accounting - from posting to preparation of Financial Statements, she knows how to make reversing and adjusting entries as well. She must be well-versed and have better understanding of the accounts.

Her CV is excellent, not her. I do not claim that I am an excellent Accountant. I have no right to judge others either but what happens everyday in our department makes me so unbecoming.

Actually, she was hired as my assistant, after I begged for my resignation and my company refused to let me go. She was highly recommended by one of the closest friends of my boss. She is an Indian by the way.

I thought she could help me. I thought I could assign to her some of my responsibilities. But she is nothing. She can't handle the accounts. I have no choice but to train her.

For three months of teaching her, she still does not understand her work. Nangangamuti pa rin. What is bad for her is that when our boss asked her if she could handle the Accounts Department by herself, without any second thought she said she can. How could she handle if she is very dependent to me? She could not even pass a simple reversing entry. She could not compose a simple authorization letter.

I asked her to prepare an entry for the PDC's that were cleared and credited in our account. Basically, our original entry when we deposited these PDC's is:

Dr PDC RECEIVABLE XXXX
Cr RENT XXXX

Here's her entry:

Dr BANK XXXX
Cr RENT XXXX

If you are an Accountant you know that her entry is wrong. I discussed to her why her entry was wrong but she insisted. Every time that I call her attention or I correct her mistakes, she is mad. Maling-mali na nga ayaw pa ring tanggapin. Pwes, magtiis ka, di hamak kasing may alam ako..lolz..

I don't have the proper command of English. But I can make a simple business letter.

This morning, I asked her to make an authorization letter for the bank. Here's what she made:

The Manager
Bank XXXXX

Dear Sir:

Please, this is to authorized Mr. XXXX, holder of passport number XXXX to check returned collection.


Signed.


Sorry, guys. I am just having headaches everyday that's why I came up with this entry. Tuwing tinatanong ako ng boss ko kung okay ba ang assistant ko, nagsisinungaling ako. Why? Because I know the reason - like me, she needs job. I just hope someday she will learn and equip herself at hindi na maging sakit ng ulo.

"Acting is a nice childish profession - pretending you're someone else, and at the same time, selling yourself"
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14 comments:

I am Xprosaic said...

Sana naging honest ka na lang sa boss mo... it's not because you want her to keep her work but because you seem to tolerate her unimaginable knowledge and worse she insisted she was right... well good luck to her at sa iyo na rin... jejejejjejeje

Paracetamol oh sa iyo na! jijijiji ingats!

chico said...

hahaha, natuwa naman ako sa post mo ruel! complete talaga with accounting entries! hay naku kung ako nanjan sa position, matagal na yang unggoy, este indian na yan na nabunyag ang kaengengan! at ang yabang pa! well, ganun talaga ang mga lahi na yan, masyadong pretending, akala mo ang daming alam pero sa totoo lang, wala!

sabihin mo na talaga sa amo mo na incapable yang assistant mo para mapalitan na. sacripisyo na pagiging ofw, wag mo na dagdagan yung sacrifice mo sa babaeng yan! hehehe

Kablogie said...

Dapat sinabi mo ang totoo kasi ikaw din ang mag-suffer bandang huli..kaya nga sya na-hire para makatulong mo hindi sakit ng ulo...kung mag resign sya sabihin mo sa akin ako mag aaply jan! Acctng grad me hehehehe..(magkano ba pasahod jan?)

A-Z-E-L said...

dahil ayaw mong magsabi ng totoo.. pwes! face the consequences... na araw-araw kang magpopost ng correcting entries! hahahaha! (i assume na posted na kaya di na pwedeng i-edit!)

pero mahirap nga yan.. para mas maintindihan nya ung entry dapat bumalik kayo sa original entry! tatameme na un pag nakita nyang madodoble ang effect sa BANK pag ung entry nya ang ipinilit nya!

ako man ganyan din... masyadong gamit ang T-Account! mas naiintindihan nila agad.

cool ka lang... etong donut! :D

J3e said...

easy ka lang...
highblood ka na naman e...
lalo kang tatanda niyan! joke! lolz!

hanep sa english ah!

at dahil ndi mo nisabi ang totoo sa boss mo...bahala kang mag suffer! nyahahaha!! ikaw din ang mahihirapan niyan...ngayon pa nga lang e hirap ka na...pano pa sa mga susunod na araw, linggo, buwan at taon??

bigyan mo kaya siya ng book ng basic accounting...baka sakaling maintindihan niya! hahaha!!

sakay ka nalang sa metro train kaya...:D

BlogusVox said...

If I'm in your shoe, I won't prolong this charade. I'll immediately make a written report regarding her capability to my superior. This is to protect my "ass" from future damages incurred because of her incompetense. Remember she is directly under you.

Yang lahi nila na yan, marami dito! "I know everything" palagi ang sagot kahit walang alam.

RUEL said...

@iamexprosaic,
ay nku hindi kaya ng paracetamol ang sakit ng ulo ko..hehe i just want to give her a second chance..

@Chico,
kinompleto ko na para bongga..hehe alam mo inis na inis kaya ako lalo na kinokontra niya ako palagi dahil tama daw siya..hindi din naman ako patatalo sa kanya kasi alam ko ring tama ako..tuwing nakipagtalo siya hiningan ko ng justification hindi niya maibigay..Walang proof na maibibgay..hay..

@Kablogie,
Putcha..local na local ang dating mo ah..akala ko sinong arabo ang nagcomment dito..sus ginoo..hehe

mura lang pasahod sa amin..dont wori ilalakad kita kay amo at sisibakin natin ang indiana..hehe

@Azel,
ay nku ayaw kong magturo sa mga matitigas..hehe yong tipong nagmamagaling, kunwari alam ang lahat hindi naman..mabait ako kaya ayaw kong sabihin kay amo..

salamat sa donut..teka parang kilala ko ang donut na to ah..bakit panis na to?hehe

@jee,
hoy hindi ako matanda..kalabaw lang tumatanda..haha nagpabili na ako ng basic accounting sa Pinas, para ibinta ko sa kanya..hehe

nakasakay na pala kayo ng train? nako hindi ko pa natry yon..hehe bAKa this pm try ko..

Yellow Bells said...

hello there, it is much better that you tell your boss the truth instead of feeling bitter day after day. tama ang payo sayo ng iba pa nating mga kablogger. Who says you cannot do it in a constructive way, of course you can do it without making her feel bad and showing your boss that you can become a good boss to your one and only assistant.

Life Moto said...

Sabi ko pa na man sa sarili ko," mukhang sarcastic ito si bro sa kababayan natin". Sooory bro ha nahuli kasi ung pahabol mong Indian pala sya hehehe.

Well marmi din dito nyan, we call them si I KNOW. kasi everything I know pagdating sa work magtatanong sa amin. tapos pag kausap ang boss namin they pretend to be propesyonal.

Palitan mo na yan bro. hehehehe. Pwede bang anak ko na lang kunin mo? walah!

Yanie's Ka-blags!!! said...

hehehe, parang naririnig ko sayo ang araw araw na litanya ng mga ka-officemates ko... Nagiging part time psychiatrist tuloy ako sa kanila sa pagsasabi ng... "ganito kasi dapat ang gawin mo or sabihin mo" Or "I-analyze natin kung anong ibig niyang sabihin sa sinabi niya sayo kasi foul yun"

Hahahaha, gusto mo rin bang magpa-consulta sa kin???

RUEL said...

@bogusvox,
Salamat..medyo natauhan ako sa advice mo..sana magkaroon ako ng courage to do that..Oo nga no,ganito nga sila..hindi marunong sumagot ng I dont know..Alam mo ba may pinagawang report si amo sa kanya, e mismong paggamit ng mga Excel command hindi alam..so, wala akong choice kundi magtutor pa..ayon tapos ang report - impressive daw sabi ng amo..hay...

@Yellow bells,
Salamat sa payo..inshallah I coul do it the most possible time kasi naiimune na ako sa panadol..hehe

@Jess,
Hindi naman ako sarcastic talaga bro. I can take all the pressure of work - sinasarili ko lang..Natatawa ako sa bansag niyo sa kanila..parang gusto ko atang ibansag sa kanya yan ah..Paapply mo anak mo bro..

@Yanie,
Sige magpaconsulta ako sayo..kailan ka ba pwde? I hope sa madaling panahon kasi baka hindi ko na matiis ang sakit ng ulo ko..lolz

Rej said...

Naku po masakit nga sa ulo yan! If ayaw mo talaga aminin sa boss mo. Just alwayss remember Patience is a virtue. :p

Napadaan lang po :)

The Pope said...

Nakaka nose bleed naman pala yang kasama mo, well di naman ako nagtataka kasi 'pana'.

Dito sa amin sa ministry sanay na akong makatagpo ng ganyang mga tao, may mga software engineers pero simple DOS command di ala, may mga Mechanical Engineers simpleng computation hindi magawa.

Well okay lang, ganyan talaga ang buhay sa mundo, may nagpapanggap at may nagpapakatutuo.

Happy weekend.

batang'henyo said...

so what to do yani???

nasa bansa tayo ng mga mahihilig mag pretend????