Pretty sure it's the annual inventory fail

This organization decides to outsource its central supply function to other departments, and that leads to the usual game of musical locations, reports a pilot fish in the middle of it.

"The space that was occupied by Central Supply is now being taken over by the mailroom, and the former mailroom space is being taken over by the copy center," fish says.

"While cleaning out Central Supply, we discovered an unopened computer and monitor. The shipping date on their mailing labels is almost ten years ago. The computer is a model that has been replaced company-wide over the last two years.

"I'm not sure which is worse: that the intended user of the PC never complained about his missing computer, or that the PC was never found during the annual inventory of Central Supply..."

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