Here’s Linda’s challenge:
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “shortcut/cut short.” Use one, use both, whatever strikes your fancy. Enjoy!
In my working life, people were always trying to find short cuts for doing the job, not realising that things were done a specific way for a reason.
As a financial analyst, I was shown the job and did it in the Monkey see Monkey do fashion for months. When I understood what I was doing (and why), I checked with my supervisor if I could experiment with my files linking a summary sheet to the actual grids for input into That Big Computer in the Sky. I opened a Work in Progress file and played, running the two parallel until I knew it worked.
After I’d left another company, my replacement decided to change the layout of a spreadsheet and in so doing messed up the accountant’s own as he had linkages to it which were all lost with her modifications.
Her job with the company was cut short……… to about a week I think.