How about if someone calls to tell me I’m GETTING money?

Two things that happened yesterday:

1) My payroll people told me that I got overpaid 40 hours of overtime in October (I worked 46.5 hours one week and supposedly they paid me for 46.5 hours at my OT rate). And they want to deduct it from future paychecks. Which is bullshit. I told them “No, let’s discuss it later. Like when you address some other stuff* that has been unresolved since August.” [I talked to the head of HR before I left the office on Friday; he promises that both these issues will be taken care in the next week or two. I have everything documented, so any funny business means I call my lawyer; I just don’t want to have to do that.]

2) I got a phone call from a place I got a facial at a few of months ago; I paid with a credit card. Evidently the charge never made it through to the credit card company, so they called me to say they were charging me now (January) for a facial I got in September, more than 3 months ago. I was like “You couldn’t have told me about this sooner? Like before the holidays when I went crazy spending money?” They apologized and assured me that I would not be double-billed, but that’s bullshit. I told them to take me out of their database.

AND AS A BONUS:
Back in April (or maybe as far as as March), I ordered a bunch (10,000) of specially imprinted 10 x 13 envelopes at work (on behalf of someone else) from our company-preferred printer. The turnaround is supposed to be a few weeks for a special order that size.

A few months went by and the guy who needed the envelopes reminded me they never came in. After few days of harrassing customer service, the vendor started the print job. (“Oops, we didn’t do it yet,” they had told me.) Grrr. Eventually we got all the envelopes, and all was hunky-dory… until this past Thursday when I got a phone call from their billing department complaining that the company corporate card had expired in 12/05 and they needed my authorization to charge a new card.

This was an invoice for a few thousand dollars FROM JUNE 2005!

The problem is that my finance department closed the books for 2005 on December 15. It is this kind of nonsense that I didn’t want hitting the books in 2006.

I forwarded the issue on to the business head whose budget it impacts so we’re now dealing with finance to clear this up.

In other words, more BS work I need to deal with for someone else’s incompetence.

*other stuff = Can’t talk about it on my blog. Don’t wanna get dooced for it.

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7 Responses to “How about if someone calls to tell me I’m GETTING money?”



  • I have little no tolerance for incompetence. Argh!


  • LOL so who looks incompetent now?! That would be me! That should have read “I have no tolerance for incompetence.” heh!


  • oh man that sucks. i hate incompetence. it drives me crazy. why does all that shit happen at one time?

    get this.. 2 years ago, josten’s sends me a bill for my class ring. mind you i graduated in 1992. in their cover letter they state that they had neglected to charge my visa and have found the account closed. after i laughed because i had no intentions on sending them a dime due to their stupidity, i realized those bastards tried to charge my card over a decade late without saying boo.


  • Enigma, that totally beats my story.


  • It’s a good thing those plastic buggers have term limits!


  • What never ceases to amaze me is how it’s usually the incompetent people who rise up the corporate ladder. Sigh…


  • Shit like this, and especially like Enigma’s story, are why I watch my credit card bill like a fucking hawk. I once got charged $1000 on my card (some fucker hacked PayPal), and I fortunately caught it and got it back.

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