Life is tough on the front line of accountancy. For more than five years, our intrepid correspondent has been bringing us news and views from a typical West Country practice.
I blame the spell checker
I recently complained about the standard of spelling and grammar by my team members. I'm now wondering if I was entirely fair to them.
It seems even clients are up to it, but this latest email has me wondering if it's less a case of poor education and more likely a software issue.
I certainly have a number of colleagues and clients who place an excessive confidence in their spelling and grammar checkers - and I won't even get started here on predictive text on mobile phones, that will keep for another day.
So did he mean what he said? In the case of this particular business it wouldn't be entirely inappropriate. Or did he fail to correct an over-zealous spell checker? Either way, I couldn't help chuckling at the request for "this year's profit before depression"!