Tony Poshek, known in the blogosphere as the Satirical Sourceror, alerted me to a rather amusing story on reporting that the City of Toledo’s purchasing hotline had been hacked. Instead of hearing the usual “Thank you for calling Toledo, the most liveable city” greeting, callers to the purchasing hotline heard “Carty Finkbeiner is a complete moron.”

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Finkbeiner is the mayor of Toledo.

Not much education in this post, but perhaps you’ll get a laugh and breathe a sigh of relief that it wasn’t your purchasing hotline that got hacked.

Have a great weekend.

To Your Career,
Charles Dominick, SPSM
President & Chief Procurement Officer
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
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Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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