As a high school student trying to acquire job experience, I worked in a small family business with a long history and owned by a sweet married couple. The husband was in charge of operations and sales while the wife did the admin and accounting.
Because the ledger system they had in place didn’t accommodate payroll finances, those numbers and calculations were handwritten in a notebook. There were frequent errors in tax calculations, remittances, and commission checks, mainly because the people around her couldn’t read her handwritten numbers. When I came on board I introduced Excel and the number of errors dropped dramatically. Ah, the birth of a new era. Continue reading The Excel Lifecycle: A Collection of Patch Work