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Cathy MacDonald said...
> I, too, feel the pain of being ignored and put off by The Great and
> 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
> as a contract employee. All I had to do was fill out two purchase
> requisitions for software and training courses, have the reqs signed
> mucky-mucks, and then submit them to the Purchasing Wizard.
> I'd heard that Purchasing was run like some sort of clandestine
> 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
> the vendor by December 23, after which the vendor's price would double
> (which was 100% true).
> 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
> reached their destination. And I can only imagine how Purchasing will
> me the next time I need to buy something. Does anyone have a ski mask
> 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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