Gonna circle back to making Requisitions Officer more interesting and fixery
since Celestial is watching this thread and I have an idea!
So, this is a first draft, so take it with a grain of salt.
Firstly, have an External Demand option on the terminal (or a separate poster that updates automatically) for Requisition Officers. This will constitute things a corporation is always buying (although in different levels of demand). An example for a VS terminal:
PocketDoc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . High Demand [XX,XXXc]
Platinum Bio Tech Skillsoft . . . High Demand [XX,XXXc]
ZMI Binoculars . . . . . . . . . . . . Mid Demand [XX,XXXc]
Silver Bio Tech Skillsoft . . . . . Mid Demand [XX,XXXc]
Platinum Chemical Skillsoft . . Low Demand [XX,XXXc]
Gold Chemical Skillsoft . . . . . Low Demand [XX,XXXc]
Bronze Chemical Skillsoft . . . Low Demand [XX,XXXc]
Bronze Bio Tech Skillsoft . . . . No Demand [XX,XXXc]
These are all items that could be dropped into a corporate requisitions Supply Chute which is a glorified dumpster symbolizing an ambient supply that the corporation always has on-hand.
The Demand is how much of a bonus it provides to, say, CorpShare stock, multiplied by the RO's Trading+Int skill. Demand goes down a level as an item is dropped in the chute by the RO, and up a level each month it isn't provided by an RO. (The idea is that there are multiple ambient ROs are doing this, but 1 visible person in the role to 'account' for the rest.)
Lastly, the [XX,XXXc] is a Commission paid out to the Requisitions Officer. This should always be at or below retail (or below the cheapest method to acquire the item) to avoid this becoming a chy factory. Optional: As demand lowers, so does the payout.) This is to put the RO into a fixer position, reaching out to mixers, corporate closets, and others to source out for their company. Questionable legality for acquiring items? Who cares!
Optional: Promotions/demotion reviews could be based on how low the RO keeps demand. If everything is high all the time, they stay at junior/regular. A senior keeps an average of mid-demand, and a veteran maintains low- to no-demand.
Feel free to tear this idea apart and remold it into something different / better!