The Boss is freaking out about money. I can understand why; he’s sunk a lot of money into New Company, and he also has a fairly expensive hobby (buying and restoring old cars).
He has assigned me a top-priority project to get our customers to pay more quickly. And there are things I can do in that vein; I’ve been signing us up to receive payments by electronic bank transfer with anyone who offers it, and I’m working on getting us set up to accept payments via Web so I can e-mail invoices and have customers (hopefully) just click a link and pay.
But what Boss wants is to get them to pay within five days of receiving the invoice, ten at most. And I just don’t think that’s going to be terribly feasible. Companies pay their bills according to their own cash flow and payment processing schedule, and it usually takes a couple of weeks at least. I’m sure we can get a little better turnaround for some of the big customers that take over a month to pay us, but I’m skeptical of our ability to get it down to less than a week.
Still, we’ll see how it goes.
In other news, I applied for a job last night. I’m not actively looking for a job, but one cropped up in my LinkedIn feed that’s essentially the same job I’m doing now, with a comparable rate of pay but excellent benefits. I would really, really like to have health benefits.
I doubt I’ll hear from them—I didn’t spend any time customizing my resume with keywords specific to the particular job, I just made sure the info was up-to-date and sent it off. But it’s about time to get back into practice with job-hunting. I’ve been working here for a couple of years now, which is enough experience that I can reasonably start looking for something with more room to grow.