Do You Know About The End-Of-The-Year Secret That Will Prevent Purchasing Professionals Like You From Improving Their Skills?

PurchTips edition #10


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It's The End Of The Year...

Did you know that your company set aside money for improving your skills this year? Did you take advantage of it? It would be a shame to see budgeted dollars get lost while you could have been qualifying yourself for that next big raise or promotion.

Next Level Purchasing, Inc. suggests that you seek the training you deserve before the year is out. Feel free to use this text in an email to your supervisor:

Dear _____:

I am respectfully requesting your permission to register for purchasing training. I am specifically interested in a course entitled "_____." This course covers the following topics:
1. _____
2. _____

I feel that by taking this course, I could become more effective at doing the things expected from our purchasing department: saving money, supporting operations, and protecting the company from risk.

The cost of the course is $___ and will require me to spend portions of these days on training: ______.

Please respond with your approval or rejection of this request.

Thank you for your consideration.

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