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Margin mugs: A bank paid how much for a 2m Ethernet cable? WTF!

John Sager

That's pretty standard in big business. We had to go through the approved supplier for business travel (not Thomas Cook!), even if we could organise it cheaper ourselves. The reason being that the business unit that negotiated the travel contract got a rebate on volume, which accrued to their bottom line (so improving their bonuses), not ours in the business units that did real work. Obviously our project budgets didn't allow for this.

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