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Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceOther - Business & Finance · 1 month ago

Messed up on my Internship?

I am doing my accounting internship. It was my first day. After i finished my accounting work, i didn't check if my worked balanced, until my boss came and asked me if it all balanced. It didnt balance, i was off by a thousand dollars. I didnt even bother to check. there was 15 more minutes until i can go home, so i was already ready to go. My boss said just go home, we will fix it later. I feel really bad.

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  • Eva
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    OMG. Always, ALWAYS, check your work. Balancing is fundamental to accounting.

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  • 1 month ago

    Yep, you messed up.  Live and learn.  An internship is where you learn how to apply your academic knowledge to a work environment.  You've just learned two important lessons:

    1. ALWAYS check your work and make sure your accounts balance.

    2. In a professional job, you don't go home until the work is done.  If you want to "clock out at quit'n time," you don't get a profession job.

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  • Judy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    OK, mistakes happen, and you learned something, to check things better. Do so in the future. It's not as big a deal as you feel like it is.

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  • Jim
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Not only the work part, but you don't even know how to ask a question.

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