Strive for Perfection

This was sent through my work email.  We are required to maintain a 99% accuracy rate, not 99.9%, but these statistics make one think, eh?

If 99.9% is good enough, then…

  • 2 million documents will be lost by the IRS this year.
  • 22,000 checks will be deducted from the wrong bank accounts in the next 60 minutes.
  • 12 babies will be given to the wrong parents each day.
  • 1314 phone calls will be misdirected by telecommunications services every minute.
  • 268,000 defective tires will be shipped this year.
  • 18,322 pieces of mail will be mishandled in the next hour.
  • 291 pacemaker operations will be performed incorrectly this year.
  • 114,500 mismatched pairs of shoes will be shipped this year.
  • 20,000 incorrect drug prescriptions will be written in the next 12 months.
  • 315 entries in the dictionary will be misspelled.
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One Response to “Strive for Perfection”

  1. Loree Says:

    You do Medical Transcribing too? I have been doing MT for the local doctor for the past 20 years. We celebrate 21 on July 5. I love it. Do you work for a company? Digital files? Wow, this is neat!

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