Thursday, September 11, 2008

If I had a time machine.....

I know it is a far fetched idea, but right now I wish I had one so I could just go 2 months ahead. Right now I am so swamped with work that it is driving me crazy. Since our big business are the Halloween light sticks we have been getting "Host" orders for Lowe's and Home Depot. Now these host orders are for quantities ranging from 96 to 576 light sticks for stores across the country! It's insane with the ship dates they give me, "Here are 1,800 orders and oh yeah, they all need to ship out in 1 week."
It would be so nice if it was just 1 simple piece of paper, but NOOO! I have to print the invoice, the packing list and match those 2 pieces of paper up. But then the 2 companies have their own "special" way that they will accept the orders. Home Depot requires a stupid stamp on each packing list with our company name and if there are multiple items packed in 1 carton, I have to stamp it with a stamp that says "Multiple items in carton". You would think that they would realize that when they got the packing list or even opened the box. And then Lowe's needs a special label printed for each and every carton. The label printer is the most noisy and annoying thing!!!!
And then to make things a bit more stressful, if stamp or label is missing my company can get whats called a charge back which means that the customer charges us anywhere from $10.00 to $115.00.
So if I could just fast forward to the end of October I would be so very happy. Maybe I'll dream about things a few months ahead tonight :)

1 comment:

Cindy said...

Poor Ronnie! Hang in there!!