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Deliveries to home
So, now that personal deliveries have been banned at work, it's time to see how well things go with having packages delivered to my home address.

It turns out I did order those memory cards, despite the missing email confirmation, so they're on the way.

Then there's the 2500 DL-sized postcards for Blackrock.

And there's a chance that my replacement iPod will be delivered separately from its protective case.

For the couriers that insist on a signature, it remains to be seen what the process is like for getting packages when no one's home to accept delivery.

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Why did they ban personal deliveries to work?

I would so get in trouble. I would keep getting things delivered to me at work.

I'm not sure how much trouble we're supposed to get into. If this initial batch of deliveries to home causes headaches, I will probably have a memory lapse and resume getting packages delivered here. Given that the email mentioned mail rooms and I think all mail here is handled by reception, it might be more of an issue in Sydney.

As for the reasons, see my reply to Sarah: http://gemsling.livejournal.com/208694.html?thread=222262#t222262

You've got to be joking! That is just ludicrous - I'd love to know the reasoning behind this, to me it is just another of those things that they take away that make employees resuntful and unhappy in their workplace and the loss of morale ends up negating any positive effect they thought the change might have.

If you need a delivery address where someone is home to sign for something, feel free to have it sent here. I am here 60% of the time, which is better than nothing! But I might insist on a cut if you get something *really* cool :p

I'm not cutting up my iPod! Theresa is home a good portion of the time, too: it's just not quite the same as having a full-time reception.

The reasoning cited was that it would be more secure - less chance of personal items going missing. Also that it would help mail rooms / receptions better manage the volume of business mail.

I replied to question that, saying:

1. They should be more honest and`say up-front that they want to cut down on the non-work mail and deliveries, then ask that people have mail delivered home.

2. That having packages delivered elsewhere doesn't increase security at all: it just shifts the problem elsewhere. I'm guessing they had some stuff go missing and decided that they needed some CYA security to reduce liability.

I'd rather take my chances that a delivery to work might get lost or stolen, then have something delivered to home, where it's either left on the doorstep (insecure), or returned to the depot (hassle).

BTW, on the subject of taking things away and making people unhappy, I notice that another thin client trial has started. A sysadmin's dream, admittedly, with many benefits; but watch morale nosedive if people lose control of their computing environment and data.

I heard talk of this in passing, but will be ignoring it with plausible deniability - sometime late last year I seem to have dropped off the Exchange-based mailing lists. Makes for a lot less crap in my email box, and comes in handy with things like this :)

A package came this morning, which appears to be the Blackrock postcards.

Yay. That means I can drop them into someone tomorrow. Any word about Neighbours yet?

No, not yet. It's not the end of the week. ;) It probably doesn't help at all that it's a location shoot, and there's a week of dodgy weather ahead of us.

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