Thursday, August 31, 2006

Mini-rant, Numbers, Advice

So starting today, the HBH A/P staff has decreased by 50% - all payable functions of the entire university are being run by two people. Booya. This will last for another week and a bit before one of them returns to work. The fourth won't return until Sept 20th.

Good times.

What's really interesting is that just two people can spend so much money on a daily basis. For example: just today, we produced over 1.2 million dollars in cheques alone. We actually spent more if you include the procurement card expenses. And tomorrow I expect the numbers to be relatively the same. I suppose this large amount of spending can be attributed towards 'back to school' stuff. Also, a lot of the faculty are returning from their summer 'research trips' and expensing it.

Such bullshit.

My advice to anyone out there who wants to scam the system: get a research grant. You have no idea how much of Canadian tax-payer's money that is spent on 'research activities' at HBH, let alone across all of Canada. So my advice is this: apply for it. You never know - you might get some. Heck, it's your money to begin with.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em! Right?