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Old 01-18-2004, 12:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The rant of a bank worker...

Yeah, I work at a bank. I don't think I'm allowed to tell you which one it is, but I'll tell you that we service Ohio, Penn, and Michigan.

What I do is key checks. And deposit slips. I'm the monkey that puts the number in the computer.

I look at a few thousand checks and deposit slips a day, and each and every day I am more and more astounded by the completely illegible, garbled, and just plain bizzare handwriting I see.

Recently, I've moved up to balancing accounts. I now have the responsibility of making sure your money gets to the right place. Well, do me, the bank, and yourself a fucking favor and take the 15 seconds to write legibly, will ya?

My eyes are bad enough as it is, the strain of having to decifer everyones sanscrit chicken scratchings is going to make me blind.

Please, do this bank monkey a favor! Write clearly!

[end rant]
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Old 01-18-2004, 12:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i always write legibly when I know someone else has to read it.

when it's just notes for myself, whoever, good luck reading that!
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Old 01-18-2004, 07:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm sorry it wont happen again
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Old 01-18-2004, 08:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I almost completely have gotten away from checks. I think i wrote a total of 6 last year. With electronic banking, debit card, and a credit card, i don't write checks.
But my handwriting is very legible. That is one thing i learn in grade school a long time ago. One of the things the schools don't stress much anymore, i guess.
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Old 01-18-2004, 10:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I do debit cards, so I don't write many checks anymore. But I agree. I member writing a lot of checks in the checkbook, in my lap or in the air instead of flat on a counter. That's a lot of the reason for the bad handwriting, although not all of it and maybe not even most of it.

Personally, I know I've got crappy handwriting, so now I print everything, especially on checks or in forms.
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Old 01-18-2004, 11:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Hahaha, I always right legibly when it comes to money.
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Old 01-18-2004, 12:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hey are you sure you dont just have a lot of Doctors coming into the bank. Lord knows their writing is the worst thing in the world to try and figure out what itsays. I mean I have seen neater writing from a grade 2 just learning...lol
But I do always write legibly.
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Old 01-20-2004, 12:36 AM   #8 (permalink)
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This is why I use a check card.
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Old 01-20-2004, 05:43 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Well, I'd like to feel sorry for you man, I really would...

In fact, in a way I do...

Then again, that's what you get for working for a bank...

Don't take it personally, but we, the general population despise the evil, money grubbing corporation you work for and all others like it, and we purposefully write like chimps with parkinson's disease to as the kids these days say: 'Wreck your shit UP'
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Old 01-20-2004, 08:44 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Online banking saved me. My handwriting is horrible, but I pay 90% of my bills electronically. The rest of the time I use a debit card. I write about 10 checks a year now.
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Old 01-21-2004, 11:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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he he heee, i am probably one of those people who have illegible hand writing, sorry
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Old 01-21-2004, 11:46 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Guilty as charged as well.

Sorry.

I promise to write better.

As a computer helpdesk technician for city government, you're not going to get a lot of sympathy from me however.

You get unrecognizable handwriting, I get government employees who don't know how to use a computer.
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Old 01-27-2004, 02:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
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My personal take is that there is a mysterious force at work perpetuating what I call the banking stupidity zone.

After a decade of work for a banking equipment manufacturer, here are some examples supporting my hypothesis:

Why don't you have a master key for safe deposit boxes?

Why don't you have a master list of PINs for ATM cards?

A flaw takes place in a vault door, and it does not open. I've been working on the door for several hours, and a woman screeches that I must open the door immediately so she can get her passport. Umm, lady-that's what I've been trying to do. I didn't write in my daytimer to mess with your life today-honest.

A drive up drawer has been hit by a car and sits 45 akimbo to the wall. I'm whacking the p**s out of it with a 4x4 block of wood, just so I can remove the darned thing and install a new drawer assembly. A lady drives past my truck with the sign in the window: Drive Up Closed For Service, gets out of her car, and loudly clears her throat to attract my attention. She actually looked at me with a straight face and asked me how soon I'd be done so she could use the drawer.

My night deposit bag is just *barely* big enough for the contents-it looks like an animal on the roadside, bloated and ready to burst, but let's shove it into the depository, and then bitch when the mechanism jams. Now a cop has to sit there, I get rousted out of bed, and the bank gets billed because you're a tool.

Why can't I take $300 in quarters and deposit them via the drive in? *Snap* *Snap* Physics, anyone?

Finally, the lady who threw $200 in cash into a motor bank unit, thinking that the carrier was there to push the money through. The turbine created green confetti, and as they say at Fark-hilarity ensued.
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