In my line of social service we get federal funding from HUD. We have requirements about how to keep files, standards of services, etc. We are all great at working with our clients but we SUUUUUUUCK at doing the paperwork aspect of our jobs. Some of it has to do with the fact that a lot of what we have to do regarding files, data entry, case notes, etc, seems like hoops we have to jump through just for the sake of jumping. The other part is that we’re all procrastinators so sometimes it takes some external motivation to get us going. Well, the external motivation has arrived in the form of HUD coming to audit our files at the end of the week. The mood in the office (as we worked on the weekend) was somewhere between despair and bat shit crazy. We have so much to do! I’m afraid by the time the auditors get here, we’re going to just be rocking under our desks, swearing that we’ll never procrastinate again.
Is there a patron saint of procrastinators we can pray to? Or perhaps a patron saint of surviving audits?
Edited to add: I don’t think I can do this. I’m losing my mind. And I’m stinking up the office with my stress farts.