Just got off the phone with the cell phone company about our CEO’s broken phone. Evidently, when our Office Manager ordered the cell phones for all the executives last year, she bought insurance on only select phones for select people.
I’m the last one to get involved with office politics, but some of these decisions that were made are sure making my job harder. It took quite a while to go over the whole list with the cell phone rep to determine who has insurance, when each phone’s service contract expires, and how to terminate the service of some of our people being laid off. I’m sure that I can figure out a way to consolidate some of this and negotiate our way into some significant cost savings.
Come to find out on the CEO’s phone, he does have insurance, but we have to pay a $50 deductible and that gets him a replacement phone that is refurbished, and it will take up to 5 business days to receive it. But from shopping the web, I can get him a brand new, better phone for free with a new contract.
I just love a challenge!