Saturday, April 07, 2007

Packages at Work...

I have a question for my general readership. When I was working in publishing (as in, up until I moved from NYC), it was perfectly normal for my coworkers and I to receive personal packages at work. We worked 9-6 (ish)-M-F and so couldn't usually be on hand for our postal, USPS, UPS, and Fed-Ex delivery persons. I was also living in apartments that didn't have particularly good options for package delivery.

I've moved to a public setting now and while I've gotten approval to receive "occasional" packages at work--I still find myself in the same situation. Am I really that wrong to want the packages to come to where I am the majority of my waking delivery hours? Surely it's easier on my UPS lady (we're almost on a first name basis and this holiday season I'll NEED to do something for her) than having to try and deliver two or three times without my being at home.

I really enjoy having things shipped--it's just easier and costs less than the gas it would take for the same trip.

Do your companies let you have things shipped there? Why or why not?

1 comment:

David Rothman said...

The issue has never come up for me at MPOW.

Depending on the organization's size and structure, I can certainly appreciate that a high volume of personal packages being delivered to lot of employees might make for a lot of extra work for the mail room, which means additional costs to the employer.