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My Life in Accounts Payable

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After two years of college I had to drop out for financial reasons. I had stopped talking to my family, and needing loans to pay for school I had no one to cosign for them. Being wary of those bank loans I decided it better to drop out.

I went to a temp job and they placed me in an accounts payable position for a non-profit. Nine years later here I am still working in AP only now I’m a manager and have moved on from several companies.

My last job was with a manufacturer in the automotive parts industry. I started out as an AP clerk and got promoted to AP supervisor. A year before my end there they hired a new controller. He just received his MBA and thought he was hot shit.

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One day he came to me asking if I would do some budget analysis. I declined since there was no offer of a raise. From that moment he started stripping control from me over my department, and I could sense my days were numbered.

But never did I imagine what would be the final blow. After the company holiday party, I found my job posted online. I quit right away and miraculously found my current job. Although I left without causing a stir, I had lots of ill wishes to them.

Within a year my replacement was fired for making personal purchases on the CFO’s credit card and the controller was forced to resign for misstating revenues on the fiscal year end reports.

By the way, last year I saw the controller at a bookstore shopping. He saw me, looked down and tried to walk away. Not being one to cause a scene I yelled to him, “Hey! Fuck you asshole!”

I love karma.

AP Flowchart Photo courtesy Moi