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Impending Death by Paperwork (it can happen, you know) [Apr. 11th, 2007|10:55 pm]
Arvind Narayanan
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I ran into Sasha at the gym yesterday and he said he'd just emerged from 10 hours of paperwork. I knew right away I had it coming at least as bad. I decided to start with something simple, filing a reimbursement claim. Well, it took me just under 3 hours, required solving a 2-D bin packing problem, and cost me $15 to do all the printing, copying and faxing involved. Too bad they won't reimburse that. The rest of this week is going to be even worse.

I can't understand why we're stuck with so much paperwork even though the technology exists to move away from it and there is financial incentive for all parties involved. And I find it hard to believe that some people will voluntarily take on more paperwork to save or make a small amount of money (you know who you are :-)

From: (Anonymous)
2007-04-12 04:43 am (UTC)
You know who I am (anonymous because this post is not friends protected). The reason I take on extra paperwork is that I'm a highly ineffective person, so I'm always looking for more ways to distract myself from doing my real work. You're an effective person, so you you let paperwork pile up rather than let it distract you. It's that simple.
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2007-04-12 04:48 am (UTC)
Dude, that was meant in jest, you don't have to defend yourself :)
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