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Friday, March 30, 2007

You learn something new and dumb every day

Oh goody. An email from the MLA telling us that we need to run the reports for this year's CIPFA statistics tomorrow. What a very timely reminder of something we've all been gearing up for for weeks. They make T.Aldous' working practices look like the Five Year Plan.


Anonymous said...

I think it was the expectation in the email that we might have 'forgotten' about it, and that a gentle reminder at 2.20pm on the penultimate day of the year would spur us into action, was the bit that got me.

But didn't you also enjoy the implication that we'll be getting advice how to do it properly next month?

Then there was the equally treasurable suggestion that some authorities - and I won't name them here, but they were big enough to know what they were doing - might have been just a teeny-weeny bit negligent last year which is why the auditors reserved judgement. But not that the auditors had been briefed by someone who knew how to calculate Stock Turn, but didn't even know what it meant.

Why can't MLA, AC and IPF just sit down round a table with you and me and we'll tell, 'em what's actually possible - and what it really means...

Kevin Musgrove said...

The idea of sitting round a table with MLA, AC and IPF is enough to freeze my waters!