Member Since: 17th Oct 2017
28th May 2021
There has been much decent advise given in the responses, which in the main, have come from years of experience. Accept that mistakes will be made, learn from them, fall on your sword if that is necessary, and move on. I made a rather unique mistake when working in a tax office for the Inland Revenue, pre HMRC days, so quite a few years ago! I took over ordering supplies from another officer and ordered the same amount of loo rolls as he had previously, reasonably thinking that amount had been ordered last time, therefore that must have been what was delivered, so we had used that amount. What I did not know was that the supplier had a knocked a nought off the previous order and delivered less. I did not sufficiently check that what had been previously ordered was what had been delivered. We had so much loo roll it was ridiculous and had to send it out to other tax offices. You can imagine the stick I took, and it went on for as long as I worked in that particular tax office. Who knew you could come up with so many jokes about loo roll...........