I read a t-shirt that stated, “5 out of 4 people struggle with math.” This was a reminder to my time as an Animal Shelter Director. Accurate reporting of the use of controlled substances is critical for the operation of any animal shelter; it requires that staff handling these drugs to have a basic understand of simple mathematics. I was amazed at the inability of my staff to record drug usage and maintain a running balance of each batch of the drug.
A smart Animal Shelter Director should include simple math problems in the hiring process because the failure of staff to adequately perform simple subtraction could put the shelter at risk with the DEA and State Board of Pharmacy. Fixing employee mathematical mistakes is consuming for you. You should not have to reconcile drug logs due to laziness or the lack of a proper education. Hire the right employees.