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RantWhat it takes to pay a bill Pin
Gary R. Wheeler26-Aug-21 8:47
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Our in-house language translation group was "de-featured" (laid off), so when we needed language translations for our new product's UI updated we went with an outside company. It's been a very long time since I've dealt with an outside company. I screwed up and didn't submit a purchase requisition in advance, and just had them go ahead and do the work. They finished satisfactorily, and submitted an invoice that was less than their original estimate. All well and good so far.

Oh boy Roll eyes | :rolleyes: did I screw the pooch.

At last count there have been over 20 emails between me, my boss, Purchasing, Accounts Payable, and the contact at the translation company, all in the last 5 hours. I'm going to be really pissed if we screw up the relationship with these folks, because they did a great job, quickly, and didn't create any kind of fuss over the format of the text to be translated that I gave them.

There have been a number of times in the past when I've gone to our local computer gear store or Best Buy and bought stuff on my own dime in order to get the job done. I can't do that this time, since $16K is a bit much to put on my MasterCard.
Software Zen: delete this;

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