31st July: FOWC with Fandango — Deadline

I was good at working to deadlines.
Responsible for the analysis of four sets of accounts, I had to get my figures in to Head Office within a certain timeframe.

We worked to a schedule, some of the reports necessary weren’t available for the first few days of the month, but once they were, it was all systems go.
I loved my job. Number crunching at its best, taking figures and splitting them out, making sure they still balanced at the end.
Monthly reports were straightforward, and we had extra ones for the quarter. Luckily a lot of the preparation could be done beforehand, so it was easy to keep to the specified deadline.
Year End saw a series of smaller, but no less important, reports, and our schedule plan ran into two pages rather than just one.

One year, Easter happened not only over a month-end but a quarter-end, and Head Office gave us no concession for the UK Bank Holidays. Everyone in the department worked Good Friday and Easter Monday, and were given double TOIL (time off in lieu) to be taken at our manager’s discretion after the reports were in. We all had our extra 4 days, some taken singly, some taken together, over the next few months.
Best bit was being TOIL, it wasn’t taxable, but overtime would have been.

In six years, I never missed a deadline once.
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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to 31st July: FOWC with Fandango — Deadline

  1. Fandango says:

    Good for you. You’re probably the only person I know of who can genuinely claim to have NEVER missed a deadline.

    • Thanks. I loved my job, number crunching at its best and I was able to develop linkages and calculations in my spreadsheets which saved me a lot of time!

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