Monday, May 12, 2008

IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS

that leave you scratching your head.

A co-worker in the AP section told me about a batch of invoices that came in the mail this morning. All from the same vendor. All one page. All one invoice to an envelope. One page and evelope at a time; twenty three times. At forty one cents a pop, plus the cost of the envelope. That's $9.43 just for the postage.

I thought at first it might be an automated process, but automation should be able so sort the outgoing mail in a way that qualifies for reduced postage.

I have this image of a drone in a cubicle somewhere, stuffing away, not paying attention, or worse paid attention and tried to bring the situation to someone's notice only to be told "that's how we do things around here."

We're being "that's how we do things" to death.

3 comments:

dsonney01 said...

My comment when someone says that is "well, it's time to change!"

rdautumnsage said...

Not to mention the waste of paper products and time...In this day and age most people tend to email invoices. (Hugs) Indigo

toonguykc said...

As a nation on the brink, the status quo mindset is catching up to us big time.  I think I'll hide under my bed until 2009

Russ