with all the year end paperwork coming to a close, it's time to make sure all the files are moved and we're fully prepped for the upcoming year. my plan was to get it all finished and organized today, so yesterday, as my boss and i were leaving, and i knew she was coming in late this morning, i asked her if i could go into her office while she was away and change out last year's financial statement folders and put in this year's empty file folders.
she looked at me and said, 'last year's folders?'
me: yes, we talked about it a month ago - the file cabinet in your office -and then the elevator doors opened and i stepped out.
me: i made the labels and have the folders ready for this year's financial statements.
me: so i was wondering if, tomorrow morning, when you're out, is it okay if i go into your office and swap out last year's folders -
boss: swap them?
me: put this year's folders in your file drawer and take out last year's -
boss: i'm not sure what you mean - just ask me tomorrow.for the life of me i don't know why offices get a bad reputation for boredom and frustration.
but i haven't asked her about the folders today.
i also made a joke earlier and the receptionist said i should be in 'show business.'