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post #16546 of 55955
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Originally Posted by Robin Wade View Post

@ UnnamedPlayer

Thanks for the heads up on the Fox umbrellas. I was going to wait till I hit London at the end of the year but it might be worthwhile buying from them. By any chance did you notice if they had the higher end models in stock.ie the solids.

Probably better off with James Smith if you're going to london anyway.
Edited by Plestor - 8/14/12 at 5:51am
post #16547 of 55955
G'day guys the new squares and 7 folds are here. Squares are up on the site, more info/pics HERE on the affiliate thread. The new 7 folds will go up over the next couple of days.
post #16548 of 55955
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

As an employer, no, it would not make sense. Why should I pay for your private activities? Can I use your garage as my warehouse? This would reduce my costs, and will result in lower prices for you.
Modern day self entitlement attitudes are getting out of hand.
/end of MY rant/

Nothing to do with self entitlement, just a simple question around cost v benefit. Apologies if I have offended you as an employer.
post #16549 of 55955
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Have you had the chance to observe or manage a corporation's mail room?
Yeah, right, like the self entitled will quit their jobs en masse because of mail room deprivation. The ones that lose morale over this are exactly the ones I like to leave.

yes our receptionists manage/monitor deliveries inbound & outbound for our office as part of their roles.
the office has approx 200-250 staff.
inbound deliveries are still predominately business.
personal deliveries average about 5-10 per day.
not a big deal.
post #16550 of 55955
Lol i get one or two parcels a week... Most of my colleagues have parcels sent here too... Alot,easier than trying to manage post office hours,
post #16551 of 55955
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

This will slow some of youse down a bit
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The buzz surrounding parcel locker systems is heating up, with a company led by entrepreneur Mark Bouris now securing two key partnerships in its attempt to roll out the lockers after it failed to win a contract with Australia Post.
It's a timely expansion. More businesses are becoming fed up with the huge number of personal parcels being sent through their corporate mail rooms, as employees are choosing to receive products at work rather than home.
For many businesses, including Telstra, it's become such a big problem that managers are cracking down on the practice.
"We use the mail room predominantly for business purposes, and if we identify people abusing the system we just make sure they know what our policy is," a spokesperson told SmartCompany.
"We're updating our acceptable use policy to make sure employees know what they should be using the mail room for."
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Fairfax has also reported other businesses, including NAB, have started limiting the number of parcels being sent through the mail room.
"At least 60% of all courier items currently received are not work-related, which equates to around 50 pieces of mail each day," the head of the company's wealth division reportedly told staff in an email.
"This is unacceptable and I ask that all future personal items are directed to your home address."
This overflow is exactly why Telstra says it will welcome any chance to ease its parcel burdens.
"We understand the difficulties of having to receive packages, so we'd welcome anything that will make it easier," the spokesperson said.
The situation in the company mail room bodes well for TZ. This morning it announced two new agreements with eCommerce logistics and delivery companies Temando and ParcelPoint to help roll out its parcel locker strategy.
Executive chairman Mark Bouris, who stepped in to lead the company after it lost the Australia Post contract, says the partnerships are the "first of several enabling partnerships we are pursuing".
"Last mile fulfilment is a cause of frustration for carriers, retailers and consumers and ParcelPoint is at the forefront of building solutions to address this issue. As we rollout our network of more convenient parcel pick-up locations, we see that lockers will form a key part of our proposition."
TZ isn't the only company which has spotted the opportunity. Last month Toll announced a partnership that will allow consumers to pick up products from Victorian newsagents.
Australia Post is also working on its own parcel locker strategy. The idea has become more popular as "failed delivery" becomes more commonplace – workers simply aren't at home to receive parcels during business hours and have to wait until the weekend, clogging up post office mail rooms.

 

I can tell you first hand that they are cracking down on this.

 

At my workplace an email has been sent to "All Staff" from the director making it clear that not one piece of personal mail is to be delivered to the premises.

 

 


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Originally Posted by Robin Wade View Post

@ UnnamedPlayer

 

Thanks for the heads up on the Fox umbrellas. I was going to wait till I hit London at the end of the year but it might be worthwhile buying from them. By any chance did you notice if they had the higher end models in stock.ie the solids.

 

They had about 6 umbrellas covering the whole range.

From the $125 tube models to the $350 solid stick.

 

He gave me the stick model to test out and as hard as i leaned on it, the thing didn't bend a millimetre, beautiful craftsmanship.

post #16552 of 55955
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

I can tell you first hand that they are cracking down on this.

At my workplace an email has been sent to "All Staff" from the director making it clear that not one piece of personal mail is to be delivered to the premises.





They had about 6 umbrellas covering the whole range.
From the $125 tube models to the $350 solid stick.

He gave me the stick model to test out and as hard as i leaned on it, the thing didn't bend a millimetre, beautiful craftsmanship.

Ive got a tube and stick fox. My wife prefers the tube because its lighter but i prefer the stick because the weight means its hardernto get blown around.

I think there must be two sizes because the tube feels like slightly less coverage.

Quality is second to none
post #16553 of 55955
Can't wait for a big employer to announce they are letting staff have personal mail delivered to their work as a recruitment tool.
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post #16555 of 55955
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

I can tell you first hand that they are cracking down on this.

At my workplace an email has been sent to "All Staff" from the director making it clear that not one piece of personal mail is to be delivered to the premises.




Just punish your employer with sick leave. I know that’s what I am going to do. After all my 10 day sick leave is included in my salary(meaning they have already deducted that 10 days off my annual salary at the first place). I have been both employee and employer. When I was an employer I treated my 2 staffs they way I wanted to be treated. Anyway times are changing and all the company needs to update their policies to keep up. Or they will fall behind like most of aussie retailers.
post #16556 of 55955
it can get out of hand. In my company people were having their overseas counterparts proxy for them and then have their proxy ship goods via internal mail to other countries, thus avoiding any frieght/customs costs for themselves.

this resulted i a big crackdown. No issues with small packacge delivery to the office though,
post #16557 of 55955
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Is noone else in on the Aus Post parcel locker free trial...?
http://auspost.com.au/personal/trial-information.html

I've been using this and it's fantastic. My post office is actually open at 7am so that's another option but the parcel locker trial is working out very well.

post #16558 of 55955
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

I can't help but think the preference for black (or midnight) suits is a TV requirement. More contrast (like those silent movies where they painted their lips blue).
Nothing worse than someone on the telly in a beautiful PoW check that looks like a strobing mess and induces epilepsy in the viewers.

The wife worked as a set designer at the ABC and she said they used to favour solid colours as they show up best on TV.

Also can any one in Adelaide recommend a good city eatery and coffee shop, being sent there for work two days next week.

And is there any mens wear shops in Adelaide I should pay a visit too?
post #16559 of 55955
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Originally Posted by Manuhiri View Post

I've been using this and it's fantastic. My post office is actually open at 7am so that's another option but the parcel locker trial is working out very well.

DHL/Fedex/UPS won’t deliver in these lockers. And most us retailers use them for their security.
If my employer ask me if he could use my garage ? My answer will be yes he could as long as I can bang his wife !
post #16560 of 55955
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

G'day guys the new squares and 7 folds are here. Squares are up on the site, more info/pics HERE on the affiliate thread. The new 7 folds will go up over the next couple of days.

There are a couple of tempting squares there Jason in particular the orange floral and the navy printed very slick.
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