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Accounting Medium- English Short Stories

The Plight of Mr. Z

The Plight of Mr. Z, the Accounting Manager (AM)

The General Manager (GM) writes an affidavit.

GM:  AFFIDAVIT OF LOST

AM:  Sir, Dapat po ay Affidavit of Loss.  (Sir, it should be Affidavit of Loss)

GM:  Bakit?  Nawala na.  Dapat past tense na. (Why? It was already lost. It must be in past tense.)

AM:  (Sighs)

GM hands the draft to the Accounting Staff (AS).

GM:  Paki-print nga nito. (Please print this.)

AS: Ok, Sir.

AS asks the AM for editing.

AS:  Sir, OK na po ba ito? I-print ko na? (Sir, is this OK?  I’ll have this printed)

AM:  Dapat ay Affidavit of Loss.  (It should be Affidavit of Loss)

AS:  Bakit po Sir?  Nawala na.  Dapat past tense na. (Why Sir? It was already lost. It must be in past tense.)

AM:  (Sighs)

 ***

The General Manager writes a Letter of Authority.

GM:  This is to authorized…

AM:  Sir, Dapat  po ay “This is to authorize…”  (Sir, it should be “This is to authorize…”)

GM:  Bakit?  Naibigay ko na yung authority.  Dapat past tense na. (Why? The authority was already given.   It must be in past tense.)

AM:  (Sighs)

GM hands the draft to the Accounting Staff (AS).

GM:  Paki-print nga nito. (Please print this.)

AS: Ok, Sir.

AS asks the AM for editing.

AS:  Sir, OK na p o ba ito? I-print ko na? (Sir, is this OK. I’ll have this printed)

AM:  Dapat ay “This is to authorize…”  (It should be “This is to authorize…”)

AS:  Bakit po Sir?  Naibigay na po yung authority.  Dapat past tense na. (Why Sir? The authority was already given.   It must be in past tense.)

AM:  (Sighs)

***

 

The General Manager writes the tagline for the company.

GM:  “Quality and Service shall not be Compromise.”

GM:  OK nab a ito? (Is this Okay?)

AM:  Sir, dapat po ay “Quality and Service Shall Not Be Compromised.”  (Sir, It should be “Quality and Service Shall Not Be Compromised.”)

GM:  Bakit? Di pa naman past tense to ah? (Why? It must not be in the past tense.)

AM:  (Sighs)

GM hands the draft to the Accounting Staff (AS).

GM:  Paki-print nga nito. (Please print this.)

AS: Ok, Sir.

AS asks the AM for editing.

AS:  Sir, OK na po ba ito? I-print ko na? (Sir, is this OK? I’ll have this printed.)

AM:  Dapat ay “Quality and Service Shall Not Be Compromised.”  (It should be “Quality and Service Shall Not Be Compromised.”)

AS:  Bakit po Sir? Di pa naman past tense to ah? (Why, Sir? It must not be in the past tense.)

AM:  (Sighs)

***

 

The GM makes an announcement for immediate hiring.

GM:  Urgently needed:  Two Accounting Staffs

GM:  OK nab a ito? (Is this Okay?)

AM:  Sir, dapat po ay “Urgently needed:  Two Accounting Staff.”  (Sir, It should be “Urgently needed: Two Accounting Staff”)

GM:  Bakit? Dalawa eh.  Dapat plural na. (Why? It must be in plural form.)

AM:  (Sighs)

GM hands the draft to the Accounting Staff (AS).

GM:  Paki-print nga nito. (Please print this.)

AS: Ok, Sir.

AS asks the AM for editing.

AS:  Sir, OK na po ba ito? I-print ko na? (Sir, is this OK. I’ll have this printed)

AM:  Dapat ay “Urgently needed:  Two Accounting Staff.”  (It should be “Urgently needed: Two Accounting Staff”)

AS:  Bakit po Sir? Dalawa eh.  Dapat plural na. (Why, Sir? It must be in plural form.)

AM: (Sighs)

***

 

Mr. Z, the AM resigns and eventually applies for a new job in a Company Y, a BPO as General Accounting Senior Assistant. The Human Resource (HR) Manager interviews him.

HR:  It is stated in your resume that you worked for Company X as Accounting Manager for five years.  What made you decide to resign and apply for Company Y?

AM:  I want to be ADEPT (the HR squints her eyes a little) with the high-end accounting software like ORACLE and SAP.

HR:  ADAPT.  So, you want to ADAPT  to ORACLE and SAP?!  You want to ADAPT to the ways by which those softwares work?!

HR:  In your previous job, how many Accounting Staffs do you have?

AM:  Six (6) Accounting Staff, Mam.

HR:  Six Accounting Staffs.  Did I hear it right?

AM:  No, Mam. Six Accounting Staff.

HR:  Only one Accounting Staff?!

AM:  No, Mam.  Six Accounting Staff.

HR:  Ah, Ok.  Six Accounting Staffs.  So, let’s call this a day.  Thank you for your time.  We will notify you for the results of your application via e-mail.

AM:  Thank you Mam.

The Day After.  

Mr.Z receives an e-mail.

 

Dear Mr Z,

We regret to inform you that your credentials did not qualify for the position you applied for.  We are looking for an applicant with good communication skills because… and we found out you have to improve yours…

About Company Y

Company Y is …

 

Sincerely yours,

 

____________

(Signed)

Ms. W.

HR Manager

Company Y