hahaha love it Howard!
My first thought was that it was a typo, and the word "past" should appear
before the word "settlement", rather than after it.
If I do that, it made more sense to me, meaning if I change anything I've
already entered (in the past), then that will cause/trigger
settlements/reimbursements to be affected.
But then again, I could be totally wrong :-)
Either way, whoever wrote/said that statement needs a slap.
It's made my head hurt, so I'm off to coffeeize (re Peter's earlier post).
On Tue, 14 Aug 2018 at 08:21, Howard Silcock <howard.silcock@xxxxxxxxx>
I have been watching instructional videos as part of my work. One
described how to fill in an online form to make a travel claim. I was
following it all right until I came to a tricky part where there was the
"Changes in settlement past trigger retroactive settlement. Do you want to
I couldn't trust my own reaction to this strange piece of English, so I
showed it to three of my colleagues. They all fell about laughing and had
no idea what it meant, which made me feel better.
After a lot of thought, I decided it might mean something like
"These figures are different from those in the travel claim you submitted.
We'll change your reimbursement accordingly. Do you want to proceed?"
But that is probably WAY too like everyday English for the Finance Section.