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top o' the mornin'®

#1 Post by earendel » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:19 am

Well the Bored seems to be working better (thus tempting the fates).

Two-and-a-half days until the end of the fiscal year and things are really hopping around here. One of my tasks is to report upward on how our actual obligations compare to the projections made at the start of the quarter (in July). The person receiving the report will not accept negative numbers (meaning that we obligated more than we projected) so she insists that we "revise" our projections. IOW we can't "overachieve". Then next Monday I have to report on the final totals - any wagers as to how they will compare to our "projections"? :mrgreen:
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#2 Post by kayrharris » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:24 am

So you "doctor" the reports to get the results you want???


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#3 Post by earendel » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:33 am

kayrharris wrote:So you "doctor" the reports to get the results you want???


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No, I report what we actually obligated. I doctor the projections so that they aren't lower than our actual obligations in order to satisfy the person to whom I send the report. It's stupid, really, but that's the bureaucracy at work.
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#4 Post by peacock2121 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:52 am

earendel wrote:
kayrharris wrote:So you "doctor" the reports to get the results you want???


kay
No, I report what we actually obligated. I doctor the projections so that they aren't lower than our actual obligations in order to satisfy the person to whom I send the report. It's stupid, really, but that's the bureaucracy at work.
It's government at work.

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#5 Post by earendel » Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:07 am

peacock2121 wrote:
earendel wrote:
kayrharris wrote:So you "doctor" the reports to get the results you want???


kay
No, I report what we actually obligated. I doctor the projections so that they aren't lower than our actual obligations in order to satisfy the person to whom I send the report. It's stupid, really, but that's the bureaucracy at work.
It's government at work.
To me it's like shooting at a wall and then painting a target around where the bullet ended up.
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#6 Post by peacock2121 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:12 am

earendel wrote:
peacock2121 wrote:
earendel wrote: No, I report what we actually obligated. I doctor the projections so that they aren't lower than our actual obligations in order to satisfy the person to whom I send the report. It's stupid, really, but that's the bureaucracy at work.
It's government at work.
To me it's like shooting at a wall and then painting a target around where the bullet ended up.
and then claiming a bulls eye.

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#7 Post by littlebeast13 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:44 pm

earendel wrote:
peacock2121 wrote:
earendel wrote: No, I report what we actually obligated. I doctor the projections so that they aren't lower than our actual obligations in order to satisfy the person to whom I send the report. It's stupid, really, but that's the bureaucracy at work.
It's government at work.
To me it's like shooting at a wall and then painting a target around where the bullet ended up.

That works.....

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#8 Post by ulysses5019 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:00 pm

littlebeast13 wrote:
earendel wrote:
peacock2121 wrote:
It's government at work.
To me it's like shooting at a wall and then painting a target around where the bullet ended up.

That works.....

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#9 Post by Rexer25 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:28 am

littlebeast13 wrote:
earendel wrote:
peacock2121 wrote:
It's government at work.
To me it's like shooting at a wall and then painting a target around where the bullet ended up.

That works.....

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Found it!
Enough already. It's my fault! Get over it!

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#10 Post by littlebeast13 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:46 am

Rexer25 wrote:
littlebeast13 wrote:
earendel wrote: To me it's like shooting at a wall and then painting a target around where the bullet ended up.

That works.....

lb13
Found it!

Now paint a bullseye around it....

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