posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 07:47 PM
Well the stapler disappeared from my desk at my new place last week. So it seemed like a good opportunity to learn the Ariba purchasing software.
I spent a couple hours spinning my wheels and finally one of the girls showed me how. You have to click on the "brown supply" store rather than
try to order from the catalog. Oh, and there was a hidden field with the account number that needed to be filled out before it would save.
Finally was able to press the "submit" button with no error.
The ordering of the $11 stapler generated 11 confirmation emails as it passed through the various stages of being submitted, approved, approved
again, and then final approval. Then the vendor acknowledged the order, confirmed the ship date, confirmed it had been shipped. Being received,
final receive. The final steps happen later, I have to remember to go back in and close the order. No email, gotta remember on my own...
And I said, I don’t care if they lay me off either, because I told, I told Bill that if they move my desk one more time, then, then I’m, I’m
quitting, I’m going to quit. And, and I told Don too, because they’ve moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the
window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were merry, but then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline
stapler because it didn’t bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and it’s not okay because if they take my stapler then
I’ll set the building on fire…