RE: RoboHelp Baby

Subject: RE: RoboHelp Baby
From: "Nuckols, Kenneth M" <Kenneth -dot- Nuckols -at- mybrighthouse -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 07:54:08 -0500


Cathy MacDonald said...
>
> I, too, feel the pain of being ignored and put off by The Great and
> Powerful
> Purchasing Department. As a fairly new employee, I decided to be more
> assertive than I had at the 15 or so companies I had worked for
previously
> as a contract employee. All I had to do was fill out two purchase
> requisitions for software and training courses, have the reqs signed
by 3
> mucky-mucks, and then submit them to the Purchasing Wizard.
>
> I'd heard that Purchasing was run like some sort of clandestine
society
> that
> refused to divulge their demonic practices and timelines, so the day I
> submitted the reqs (Nov. 22), I made it very clear that they had to be
to
> the vendor by December 23, after which the vendor's price would double
> (which was 100% true).
>
> [snip]
>
> Long story short...I saw this buyer put the two purchase reqs into an
> envelope on December 23 at 4:30 p.m. but have no idea whether or not
they
> reached their destination. And I can only imagine how Purchasing will
> treat
> me the next time I need to buy something. Does anyone have a ski mask
I
> could borrow?
>

Ahh... ain't corporate bureaucracy a beautiful thing?

There are many good things about working for a large company--getting
things done through the machinery of the corporate bureaucracy isn't
always one of them...


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