Tomorrow I have to sit in on a conference call. Conference calls are almost never fun. Worse when they involve finance, which this one does.
You know it’s bad when the Finance Lady calls me and asks for explanations (because Tudie is on vacation this week). Fortunately, I had them.
But, the reality of the situation is this. There is absolutely no way we can make our collections goal for the month without some of the accounts that are 90-300+ days past due paying. And the fact that they are 90-300 days past due tells me that they aren’t GOING to get paid.
Unless the equation includes “and then a miracle occurred”, there is no way the collections goal is getting met. Again. And I will be fighting the urge to tell them that I never claimed to wear sandals and walk on water so if they expect a miracle from me, they’re lookin’ to the wrong person.
I will, of course, do the best that I can. But, honestly, I can’t produce over a quarter million dollars on top of what we know and expect to get paid and if the collections folks at corporate have been unable to resolve the issues, what do they REALLY expect the TEMP to do?
Anyone know where I can rent a (scape) goat suit? I’d like to go into this meeting appropriately attired.