I've been spending an inordinate amount of time filling in forms lately. Each form has it's own acronym, which is what everyone calls it, but isn't what it's always called in the form-filling-out thingy. And, as I've now learned after having problems twice, the forms you need to fill out only work well using Internet Explorer. Not Edge, Firefox, Chrome... just the old Explorer. So now I need to remember that.
A few years ago, I prepared a "cheat sheet" or acronyms for our new faculty folks, but this is a whole new level of obfuscation!
And then, of course, a new administrator comes in and renames committees and such, and gives them all new acronyms, to put his mark on things. (It's always a he doing that here. In part because our administrators are almost always he.)
I'm breathing a big sigh of relief now because I just submitted a thing I needed to do, and I'm happy with the result. I hope I'm still happy in six months time.
Can I say, some of the admin assistants over in the main building are saving me so much heartbreak and frustration! They're just so smart and helpful!
Boo for paperwork (even if it's online) and boo for acronyms but hurrah for helpful administrative assistants--they're the ones who keep these places going, even if we don't often recognize their contributions.ReplyDelete