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  • We supply the printer and toner, just like we supply the PC. This helps ensure that we're working with familiar equipment and that it will meet all of our requirements (like RDP printer redirection). I'm also a firm believer that the company should supply everything that a person needs to do their job.

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  • Big Green Man wrote:

    We supply the printer and toner, just like we supply the PC. This helps ensure that we're working with familiar equipment and that it will meet all of our requirements (like RDP printer redirection). I'm also a firm believer that the company should supply everything that a person needs to do their job.

    I absolutely agree with this, especially the last sentence. I worked for a company for a very short period of time, that would make the techs purchase all of the parts for repairs on their own dime, and then the techs would eventually be reimbursed. It was insane and indicative of a very backwards company all around.

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  • We will buy printer if our choice and supply toner, in which case, we will support the printer.
    However, if they want to use their own, it must an approved model (not network or wifi capable) and we will supply toner, but will not support the printer.

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  • I completely agree - if someone NEEDS a printer for work, we should provide one for them. However 99% of all printing in our company is "because I want to". In those instances, what would you do?

    I guess it's all about how you define need. I define it as "cannot do your job without". We have provided dual monitors so that accounts can have an invoice open on one screen, and process it on another. Guess what, they still print it. IMHO, we should make that a bit more painful for them...

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  • bmoorhouse wrote:

    I completely agree - if someone NEEDS a printer for work, we should provide one for them. However 99% of all printing in our company is "because I want to". In those instances, what would you do?

    I guess it's all about how you define need. I define it as "cannot do your job without". We have provided dual monitors so that accounts can have an invoice open on one screen, and process it on another. Guess what, they still print it. IMHO, we should make that a bit more painful for them...

    I'd push that call on to their manager. Explain that it's 100% a want and that they can do their job just fine without the printer, but that the user still wants it. If the manager wants to waste the money on it, that's their prerogative. 

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  • It's 2020 , do we really need to print anymore?

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