Thursday, January 28, 2010

Help is no help 越帮越忙

Help is no help.

In business, I hold true to trustworthiness and integrity as the two most important factors in securing credit from suppliers. (it may have changed in present time.

I prepare payment to creditors on time or when fund is available, whichever comes first. I take great pleasure in calling suppliers that the cheques are ready for collection, instead of them asking when the payment is ready.

Ten days ago, happily instructed my clerk to call supplier C cheque was ready for collection. And happily, staff of C collected the cheque."

3 days later, not so happily my bank called me to informed that the cheque has been returned due to "short of one signature".

Ala-mak, I have forgotten to sign on the cheque!

I called up to apologise to my supplier of the mistake and will issue a new replacement cheque.

In order not to trouble my supplier to come again to collect the new cheque, I told them I will bank into the company's account in UOB bank. They happily gave me the account number.

Next morning, I happily called up to inform my supplier that the cheque has been banked into UOB bank in Kajang.

While driving to office, I glanced at the bank-in slip resting on front passenger seat, to my horror, it was not UOB bank but OCBC bank!

I banked into the wrong bank! There is no UOB bank in Kajang but OCBC Bank!

You can imagined the embarrassment when I called up my supplier to inform about the slip up AGAIN !

I was busy the whole morning getting a new cheque signed (required another director's signature), writing to the bank to stop payment........

My help was not helpful at all. Finally, the cheque was collected by the supplier's staff personally, the second time...!



越帮越忙。

在生意上,我坚持诚信及正直是得到供应商相信及赊账的两个重要因素。(可能现在的人已i不适用)

生意上的来往,在还账时,我尽量准时摊还,或户口里有资金时,也会提早还账。最称心乐意的事,是通知供应商,“你可以过来拿支票了”,而不必等到他开口讨。

十天前,我就是高高兴兴的通知供应商C,可以来拿支票了。C 的员工也高高兴兴的过来收了张支票。

三天后,我不很高兴的接到银行的来电通知,告知我给C 的支票退票了,因为缺少一个签名。

阿拉嘛,我马上就领悟到,是我忘了签名!

我马上通知供应商这件事情,并会尽快再发一张新的支票。

为了不必麻烦他们的员工再来一次收取支票,我通知 他们我会直接代他们进入户口。他们也很高兴的给了在UOB 银行的户头号码。

隔天早上,我很高兴的告诉他们,支票已经在加影存入了他们的户口。

在驾驶去办公室的路上,我用眼瞄了掷在前座的支票存入单。。。我吓了一跳!我存入的银行,不是UOB,而是OCBC。加影没有UOB,只有OCBC!

我马上通知我的供应商。你可以想象当时的尴尬 。又一次的搞错。

整个早上,我就是忙着重发新支票(需要另一董事签名),又忙着通知银行停止该支票的付款。。。

真是越帮越忙。最后,还是要对方的员工再走一趟,亲手把支票交到手中。。。

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

ha ha ha ... UOB & OCBC!
You are very very "old Flower eye"~老花眼!

Simon Phun said...

冯京当马良!