Thanks to that stupid memo, I haven’t been able to think about anything else. People in accounting should be thinking about accounting, not frivolous things above their station, like what our company actually does. But now I’m seriously wondering: what does our company do? Just this morning we were liaising with a conveyancer for property sales, so I thought the mystery was solved. We do something in the property market that involves working with conveyancing solicitors. I was given some paperwork, and the boss said I had to analyse some numbers, and I was the happiest man in the world.
But then in the afternoon we got an email across our entire department saying that the clients for our wedding planning department needed figures and dates for their Autumnal wedding package, so here I am looking up wedding venues and comparing prices and putting them into a neat table so we can send the information to our clients. So, are we a wedding planning company?
You’d think that’d be the type of thing you’d know already. Like, there would be wedding-themed wall decorations, and the company name would be something to do with weddings, and we wouldn’t all work in an extremely corporate environment with no hint of design. Oh, and in the last five years, some sort of wedding-themed task would’ve come up ONCE. At least I remember us working on something to do with property financing once before, about six months ago. But it’s not like we regularly filed the paperwork for some local Collingwood property conveyancing firm. Now when people ask me what I do, my mouth will dry up and my head will empty, because I will not have the slightest clue.
“Oh, we work with bouncy castles, conveyancing solicitors, wedding planning, flower arranging classes and taxidermy,” I’ll have to tell them. And that’s the honest answer, somehow.