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.
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.
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.