This afternoon I was pulled into the office of the finance manager. He had a very serious look on his face as he asked me to sit opposite his desk. He pulled out the forms I had filled in to be reimbursed for my food and accommodation in Chamcar Bei a few weeks ago. I started to panic a little as I had found the forms a little confusing and my colleague who tried to help me only made my confusion worse. I knew it wouldn’t be the end of the world but I really want my colleagues to like and respect me and if they realise I have struggled with a simple finance form they may worry a little about my intelligence.
So he puts the form in front of me and points to the total sum I have requested and says ‘I don’t think you’ve asked for enough money, I’m going to give you more’.