Bravo to Robert Boguski. He hits the bulls-eye with this essay on ethics and purchasing procedures.
[I actually cheered while reading it.]
Not one word about when we can expect to be paid. Not one word either about their tacit expectation that, in addition to providing services, we will also provide interest-free, 90-day financing on those services. But a wonderful portal in that well-designed website, through which we may effectively plead our case to be paid. So, we play the game mainly because we don’t have a choice. Apply for early payment, and offer a bribe of 2% to them for the privilege of them granting what should be ours in the first place.
[HT: Doug Fine]