RE: RoboHelp Baby...and Now the Rest of the Story

Subject: RE: RoboHelp Baby...and Now the Rest of the Story
From: "Nuckols, Kenneth M" <Kenneth -dot- Nuckols -at- mybrighthouse -dot- com>
To: "Cathy MacDonald" <camacdonald -at- core -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 09:01:06 -0500

Cathy MacDonald said...
> Since I'm narcissistic enough to believe that everyone is interested
in my
> sordid tales of Life in the Workplace, let me refresh your collective
> memories about my purchase reqs (for software and training) that had
to be
> to the vendor by CoB on December 23rd.
> Purchasing Person told me she had mailed them off on the 22nd. As of
> today
> (Jan. 2) they still haven't reached the vendor, according to our
> vendor, who has the patience of a saint. We'll end up spending an
> additional $3000 and changing our training dates because one person
> decided
> that waiting until the 11th hour (or December 31st) probably wouldn't
> hurt.
> After all, she only had a full month's warning.
> My new policy for dealing with these Cube Sloths: polite efficiency,
> followed up by e-mail notes to the Slack King of Purchasing and cc:'d
> every director, VP, engineering team lead, and project manager in the
> company, with the words "DEADLINE IS <INSERT DATE HERE>" in 72-point
> Vindictive, me? Pshaw!

I was visiting an old friend over the holiday weekend, and we were
looking at a collection of posters and bumper stickers dating back to
our high-school years. One that I had forgotten about was from the old
BBC series "Dr. Who" that became popular here on PBS in the 1980s:

"TARDIS Express: When it absolutely, positively has to be there before
you sent it!"

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