No question about it, the calculator is a necessary tool in the life of an Accountant. In fact, I’ve been known to carry one around in my handbag…please don’t tell anyone, they’ll really think I’m strange!
It probably comes as no surprise that I’m very particular about the calculator I use…and after years of trial and error, I’ve finally found “the one”.
Its a good size (not too big, not too small), so it fits my hand perfectly and I can reach all the buttons by simply moving my fingers and keeping my hand still (which allows me to add a series of numbers without even looking -this is me showing off!). The buttons are firm enough, but don’t require a pounding to work and the screen in large enough to be a clear display – everything a good Accountant needs in a calculator.
But it’s not just Accountant’s who need good tools of trade – if you are working in an office or business environment where a calculator is required – I encourage you to find the one that works for you. There really is nothing worse than getting frustrated because the buttons don’t press or you can’t read the display!
Now if I could just find a stapler that doesn’t keep jamming…??!!
Tell me, what’s your favourite piece of office stationery?