:: Thursday, September 18, 2003 ::
Apparently the University of Illinois has introduced new recordkeeping software across all the campuses and many departments, which of course created a royal mess. This was exhibited to me via the aforementioned mis-mailing of my tuition statement. So I, with many other similarly-afflicted proles, stood in line for a half hour to get a copy of my statement. Armed with said statement and its record of a mystery $2000 fee (whose name changed between the statement I had and the statement my parents recieved), I called Housing, who then refered me to the Area Office (an area is a group of dorms at UofI), who then referred me to the Contracts and Settlements office back at Housing. There I talked to a woman who, while she didn't know the exact source of the fee, pinpointed it to the mealplan switching I did before the semester. As switching before the semester begins is not supposed to incur a financial penalty, she looked into it, and I went to go eat and then to bio lab. In the five minutes before lab started I checked my email and found that - surprise - the Housing computer had screwed up and charged me twice for my meal plan. So they put a $2000 credit on my account and called it even. So all things are now even, except that the University stole a good hour of naptime from me.
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