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Today was nearly a disaster at work because it turns out never cleaning your fibre patches whatsoever means they can get dirty and unreliable. Why don’t we clean them? Well you see, it would cost nearly AU$250 to get the tools to do so. An unimaginable expense for a place that spent hundreds of thousands on new equipment this year

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@s0 although I do boring corporate IT work nowadays for healthcare related orgs rather than AV/creative stuff, one thing I do like in my current jobs is for tools/test equipment of that sort of price range I get told "just buy it on your company card" without any questions asked as the Directors *know* that a comms/network failure has a much higher cost...

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@vfrmedia yeah. This organisation is particularly ridiculous in the hoops needed to jump through to get anything purchased. My manager doesn’t even have a credit card, he has to use one from *his* manager.

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@s0 You mean they don't want to spring for some fiber inspection scopes and some wipes?

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@cstanhope literally. It would cost so little and I raised that it was an issue 6 months ago but purchasing necessary tools/equipment is so ridiculously difficult

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@s0 Oh you gotta love this kind of issues

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