“Looks like I made a mistake,” said one supervisor interviewed by the auditors
Gross misconduct followed by summary dismissal more like!
Seems there was a very lax culture in that organisation when it comes to financial controls...
A former public library employee is accused of stealing and reselling at least $1.3m worth of toner from his workplace over a 12-year period. A city audit report [PDF] emitted this month alleged Randall Whited, a former accounting associate at the Austin Public Library in Texas, used his position and a fistful of city credit …
Once upon a time, some of the neighborhood ne'er-do-wells would show up at our shop asking if we needed any printer cartridges. As much as we didn't want to encourage theft, we had to concede that their prices were much more affordable than what the big box office supply chain was charging. Had we been using a printer that did not come to a screeching halt and refuse to do ANYTHING anytime one of the cartridges was deemed "low" we might have been less inclined to raise a middle finger to everyone up and down the printer manufacturer's sales food chain.
Recycling this....sorry but not sorry.
<plod voice>Good evening Mr Pym, we would like to talk to you about some missing buildings .....
Validating the extent of the exposure - the CFO and CEO want to know that upfront immediately, and will not be happy at any delays.
There's an argument that the damage is already done so take your time and look into it properly but that carries risks around recovering lost funds, being seen to respond to an issue and preventing the destruction of records by miscreants.
Which is also why you have a whole team engaged, with a third party auditor in charge.
Laser's seem to be using the inkjet pricing model these days. Colour laser printers very cheap toner FECKING expensive. I just bought 2 HP Colour LaserJet Pro M454dw including the £120 cash back per printer it worked out at £104 each!!! Fast, duplex, a pretty decent printer for small workgroup use. A full set of toner HP 415A Toner Cartridge Value Pack CMY (2.1K Pages) K (2.4K Pages) is £550!!!!!!
OLD lasers are cheaper.
Paid $40 for a recycled LJ5 cartridge
Found a $30 NIB HP cartridge on Goodwill
Then a $20 NIB HP cartridge
I figure the next few NIB HP carts are just going to show up on my front porch by magic, perhaps with $10 bills taped to them.
I'm still working my way through the first one. I've put the printer and the other two carts in my will, because I will probably die before I need to use them. They are supposed to have expiration dates, but they are also sealed in heavy foil envelopes, so aside from high temps, I don't know what would affect them.
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