I’ve been really busy at work this week. From what I’ve heard through the grapevine, there have been a lot of issues with what is being entered by us in HQ and what is showing up in the stores. Because of this, our team has been combing through everything entered in the past three months, checking for errors and incompatible entries. That means long hours and excel files containing thousands of entries.
We were able to sort out some of it, but we’re coming up on “hell week” soon, so we’re all a little concerned. “Hell week” is the week each month where we prep the system for the next month’s changes/adjustments. My job is to enter the data, compiled by my coworkers, to be checked against other data by our boss. One coworker gets the data from our Top HQ overseas, while another formats it in comprehensive spreadsheets for me to rifle through. I enter the numbers into the computer and check them against what is already in there. If the number being entered is equal to or greater than what is already entered, I have to meet with my coworkers to figure out why that is and what it should be. Once done, our boss checks for system flags against data he was given and makes sure all the computers in other branches of our company are displaying these updates.
It rarely goes so smoothly.
With that said, these recent complications are going to make “hell week” all the more interesting. That, coupled with the holiday season starting in a few weeks, will really keep us on our toes. It won’t be pleasant, but it’s steady work and a steady paycheck.