Disclaimer: the usual
Ever have the "mystery equipment" at your location? You know
that stuff that is there that no one seems to know about or why it's even there or what it's there for???
I had that this week
I'm at the Ohio facility, (ref: the story about "The Man Who Won't Listen")
.and the HR lady (We'll call her AM)comes up to me with a box
She places box on my desk.
Conversation goes like this
AM: HR Lady
AM: *THUD* sound of box on desk. "Here you go."
M: "Uhhh..what's this?"
AM: "A monitor that was sent to us."
M: "Ooooooooooookay.." Me now getting quiet because I "just know" there has to be a story to this
So it seems that
A: AM get's a 19" Acer LCD Monitor sent to their location.
B: They didn't order a 19" LCD Monitor.
C: The Box has the ohio address on the label.
D: However the labelled is addressed to the HR Manager
E: That would be the HR Manager
in DENVER COLORADO.
F: An examination of the LCD shows it to have no corporate asset tag, (thus it's not in the inventory). Plus the fact that we really don't use Acer brand LCD's. We have a couple but we don't use them. 19" monitors are for the production floor.
G: A double check with HR in Denver
(the guy that this is labelled to), and he says "I didn't order a monitor"
H: A double check of the label shows that this was sent by request of one of the Corp IT techs.
I: AM has sent two emails to said IT tech asking about this monitor.
J: AM has not gotten a response from IT tech about said monitor
K: AM doesn't need monitor so she gives it to me.
L: I DO need a 19" LCD monitor for my plant director.
M: I've sent in an equipment issue request for one.
N: That was done 3 mos. ago.
O: Corp IT said "We don't have any 19" monitors in stock".
I contact my supervisor
and he says "Oh..that sounds like a mistake.." (duh..do you think so?). He then says that "I can go ahead and take the LCD and asset tag it and use it at my site.
Now had I been a dishonest SOB I could've helped myself to a 19" LCD
but I didn't.
And to think, that this has happened (once again), only after two weeks after having a long meeting about "managing assets and inventory control"
I love my job
but it's like when I am dealing with Corporate, I am dealing in Dilbert World