Just try to do a good job

Is it just me, or is everyone I have to deal with daily more and more incompetent? It seems like I'm running around in circles, having to double-check everything other people do. A service they provide, work they do, etc. Everything. Even the government! I cancel my GST account, a year later they ask why I haven't filed my GST. An insurance company rips my tub surround out, I have to make sure they put it back in because they weren't going to. I ask if I need a key to access something, sure enough I do after you've said I don't. My colleague is supposed to match a template so our work looks cohesive, they don't and I inevitably end up doing twice as much work. It's not even surprising anymore, I just expect it and check up on things quietly, knowing they will be done wrong. That sounds like my state of mind, but it's not. I know this is stupid middle-class white bullshit, but get it together, businesses of the world. Does nobody care? Please, just try to do a good job so I don't have to do yours, mine, and everyone else's, too. I just can't.

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May 25, 2018 at 11:17am

Agreed. Seems like that to me too. I think the entire North American continent now revolves around the lowest common denominator. If the bar gets any lower there will be no need for elementary school even, because even the “graduates” don’t seem to have basic skills. Don’t even get me started on their inability to spell.....

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My co workers don't care

May 25, 2018 at 7:18pm

Most of them can't be bothered to do their job properly. I used to try and fix the problem or mention it to them. Now I just keep my head down and make sure my part is done correctly and ignore their mistakes. It's especially bizarre when it's the owner of the business I work at who is constantly screwing up in a way that costs him money! I see incorrect invoices that he has prepared and I used to tell him and now I don't since it only made me feel like a parent/ nag and it doesn't actually affect me in the end.
It's pretty incredible when the owner makes more mistakes than anyone because he can't take the time to do it correctly.

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Numnutz

May 25, 2018 at 10:39pm

And I thought it was just me being perfectionistic. I'm starting to think I need to start by reading the riot act to whomever I'm about to hire. Is it that hard to pull your head out ass and engage?

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Why?

May 26, 2018 at 8:13am

Why do people , including the OP, say "double-check" when what is meant is "check"? If one has not actually checked yet, then why say "double-check"?

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Yes

May 26, 2018 at 8:35am

- I’ve had to correct cashiers multiple times on the amount of change due back. They are cashiers and can’t even do basic simple math! Why are you a cashier if you don’t know $100-$50= $50?
- I get the wrong dates and times from admin and reception staff
- AutoBody repair places forgets what repair needs to be done
- coworkers give me the wrong dates, sizes, deadlines, and only look at the singular item and not the larger problem at hand

It drives me absolutely insane and I wish I could be one of these sloppy people who do half of a job but get paid 100%. Either people are collectively stoned or the level of employment standards has dropped.

I will say this though: my hairdressers don’t fuck up, and it’s great. Perhaps they get reamed out if they ruin someone’s hair, so they are more invested in their job.

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@Yes

May 26, 2018 at 11:57pm

Besides the grammatical errors in your comment, you mistake mathematics for arithmetic. Arithmetic is the branch of mathematics that deals with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Mathematics is the study of the relationships among numbers, shapes, and quantities. It uses signs, symbols, and proofs and includes arithmetic, algebra, calculus, geometry, and trigonometry.

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