If the Boss thought I was going to respond to his flurry of faxes at ten o’clock on Sunday morning, he was— well, he was right, in a way. I faxed him back a copy of the invoice he asked for, and I also faxed him the email he got from a potential new client. Yes, that’s how computer illiterate he is. I get the email, he gets a printed copy of it and wonders what those little @ symbols are all about.
But that was it, as far as any interactive work experience was concerned. I had plans to do my own thing, and responding to his endless probing and prodding wouldn’t have let me get through the tasks I needed to do today. So I cut him off, and to his credit he stopped bugging me right away. And I got that employment form from the state government finished. You know, the one they sent me again last week, with a note that included the words “second request” and “mandatory compliance.”
And I puttered around with the other year-end stuff that I needed to do, either to close out 2007 or get started on 2008. I definitely wanted to write paychecks on Tuesday and date them in January, so I had to import all the new payroll tax information and get it set up. Actually, I think my own check is the only one I’ll be writing this week, but I don’t take that lightly, especially with Christmas bills coming due.