Hearing Protection a Part of the Job

I used to buy|Previously, I bought|At one time, I bought ear protection en masse on behalf of the educational institution I worked for at that time. It’s unbelievable what discounts institutional customers can enjoy, even though they don’t necessarily buy frequently or in large amounts. I used to buy many sorts of things, in fact. I was an institutional buyer, a purchasing agent (technically, an assistant purchasing agent, the most junior job title there). I used to buy for the school anything from paper clips and such sundry supplies to furniture and complete audio-visual installations. We’re talking tens of thousands of dollars, normally – and this was a publicly funded school, one that had been undergoing systemic budget cutbacks for years back then.

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