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10 January 2006 @ 09:04 pm
Greetings from Manhattan, all!

My closet hotel ended up being a few blocks away from Grand Central Station, near Times Square. A block or two further down, and I'd have had that huge goddamn Coke sign blaring in through my window all night, lol!

Anyway, it hasn't been as scary as I thought it'd be, but not the most fun thing either. It would've been more fun to be here with somebody instead of tramping around by my lonesome. At least I go home tomorrow, after sucking miserably at teaching QuickBooks.

[McCoy] I'm a computer trainer, not an accountant! [/McCoy]

Seriously, people, I can tell you how to take some money and throw it into an account, but I can't always tell you which account is appropriate. I took two basic courses in accounting in college; you're lucky I have even that much experience, as most instructors don't. Want accounting help? Find a CPA and leave me be.
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Age of Mythology
lordjosh2004lordjosh2004 on January 11th, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC)
NYC is fun with someone to see it with. I could see it being rather dull on your own.

As to the other issue you professed, well, dammit, you should know everything about the software you are teaching, duh...including how to do it all by hand, and how to theoretically use it most effectively.


Just like when we worked at Katz...not only did we need to know how to support the statistics package that was chosen by the prof, we needed to have already taken the course, so the students could ask us help with their homework...nevermind that we were undergrads, and they were in a Masters level graduate track...

Seriously though, get out and just feel the vibe of the town, it can be a lot of fun, and if you have some spare cash, try and check out some broadway show. It is fun. Honestly.

Well, I hope that the students don't try to ask you too much accounting crap!

Be well,
Miusheri: gotevil?miusheri on January 12th, 2006 12:58 am (UTC)
lol! At least I'm fairly confident that we could suffer massive brain trauma and still earn an MBA. If we wanted to.

Oh, it was even better than that. They weren't looking for a trainer per se, but rather a consultant who could tell them how to do their jobs. They were even talking about getting me to set up their files for them and shit. If they push for that, I'm going to talk to my boss and pretty much flat-out refuse to unless I get compensated handsomely.

Oh yeah- and that file they wanna set up? They'd be better off doing it in Excel. I essentially went out there and taught QuickBooks for no reason.

Well, I am back in Albany now- I was only in NYC for one night- so the sightseeing point is moot. But I'll eventually wind up back in the city- either alone or, hopefully, with someone- and will definitely do some exploring. I've been there before, but I was 11 at the time. ;)

I hope everything's going well for you, my friend! Say hi to Alexis for me! Hugs to you both! -> *hugs*
Applesapples491 on January 12th, 2006 12:32 am (UTC)

So was I ....

Miusherimiusheri on January 12th, 2006 12:51 am (UTC)
Aww! Yeah, I was staying in this place on W 47th between 6th and 7th Avenue. I'm back home in Albany now- gratefully so- but that would've been cool to rendezvous! Ah well, perhaps if there's a next time ;)