At the company where this IT pilot fish works, support techs have to supply a price quote and get it approved before replacing any computer hardware.
"After having five quotes for new equipment previously rejected as too expensive, I realized this would be the same in this case," fish says. "So I decided to get a quote for secondhand equipment to save time.
"My manager went out for a meeting and came back in a rage."Never
quote for secondhand equipment again, manager tells fish. Do you think we are paupers? If we want new equipment, we'll buy it.
He also instructs fish to delete all his secondhand equipment quotes -- and then gives him a verbal warning.To read this article in full, please click here
Before replacing hardware, IT support techs at this company must get a price quote approved -- but they're often rejected, so this pilot fish decides to cut to the chase.www.computerworld.com