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Hrm... I suppose that could be kind of handy. But couldn't you have packages delivered to the office, and then have a graduate assistant sign for it if you're out?

edit: I see you don't appear to be at a university anymore.
i suppose there is some risk, but why not just do what the rest of the world does and have the package left at your door?

Unless delivery men arent allowed in the building or something
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Hrm... I suppose that could be kind of handy. But couldn't you have packages delivered to the office, and then have a graduate assistant sign for it if you're out?

edit: I see you don't appear to be at a university anymore.

Correct, no longer university affiliated. However I can't imagine being asked to sign for a package when I was a doctoral student


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i suppose there is some risk, but why not just do what the rest of the world does and have the package left at your door?

Unless delivery men arent allowed in the building or something

Because the rest of the world does not live in NYC. Buildings without concierges/doormen are not allowed into the building unless someone lets them in. Most will not even make the attempt, hence the need for a concierge. We have a box on Lexington that can sign for packages, but we have to get the from the box and haul them to our place. Dreadfully inconvenient.

There is the chance that the super just happens to be around, or someone is entering the building, right then the delivery guy comes. In cases such as this I would find a package outside my door. However it's completely random that this happens. And if they miss you, they keep it at the shop--way the fuck out in Queens, open only from 9-5 M-F. Fuck taking off work to pick up a package.
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that is pretty terrible. Im surprised buildings dont have dropboxes for packages in the atrium or something
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the apartments i lived in had a main office. if you get a box the postman left it with a main office with a note on the mailbox,, 'go grab your crap'.
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Correct, no longer university affiliated. However I can't imagine being asked to sign for a package when I was a doctoral student

As a master's student in CJS I got some serious shit work from some douchey professors. When I was a doctoral student in Sociology it was a little better, but not much.

There was a professor who had this guy speak to his auditorium class twice a year, every year, sold 800+ copies of books for him, every year, by assigning it to his students. These guys are bff. He asks me to draft a thank you letter on letter head for him.

Since he needs a grad student to do it, and he wants it on letter head, I draft it using professional formatting. He hands it back to me and says "Oh, no, John and I are on a first name basis, can you redo this informally?"

*facepalm*

On the other hand I got some pretty cool nonsense jobs too, like preparing a hospitality room for a seminar the FBI puts on annually in our area.

"How many agents does it take to fill a bathtub with ice?"
"Only one, but he needs a grad student to hold the garbage bag up to the icemaker while he pushes the button."


edit: grad students are the rungs on the ladder to success, don't be afraid to step on them.
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Does anyone know how to get around paying on esd laundry cards?

Would love to not pay for laundry.
magstrip or smart card, and are the laundry machines networked, or per machine?
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the apartments i lived in had a main office. if you get a box the postman left it with a main office with a note on the mailbox,, 'go grab your crap'.

yep, all apartment complexes have a leasing office that is usually open 8-5 M-F... when i worked for Fedex this is the place i would deliver packages on my 2nd or 3rd attempt
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magstrip or smart card, and are the laundry machines networked, or per machine?

smart cards, none of the machines are networked, each has a card reader in where the coin slot would be.
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smart cards, none of the machines are networked, each has a card reader in where the coin slot would be.
its definitely doable, its a good amount of work though.

Theres a workaround though, on non networked machines. Have a certain amount of money on your card, and "fix" that amount. Since they arent networked, theres no confirmation of funds, so it trusts the card.

Adding funds to the card, is tough. Doable, but tough. Cutting the write lines on the smart card isnt . So your card with 20 bucks on it will always have 20 bucks on it, because the machine wont be able to rewrite it to deduct an amount.

This is relying some on sloppy coding, that there is no check of the new sum and denial of service if it doesnt match. But id bet that check isnt there.
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your cards dont by chance look like this, do they?

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yep, all apartment complexes have a leasing office that is usually open 8-5 M-F... when i worked for Fedex this is the place i would deliver packages on my 2nd or 3rd attempt

Many apartment buildings in NYC are not complexes. That's where we intend to go, but we do not have a leasing office on-site. I know this because I live in one.
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that is pretty terrible. Im surprised buildings dont have dropboxes for packages in the atrium or something

Your assumption aside, not every building is alike. Even a dropbox would likely not matter, as it would have to be considerable in size.
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Your assumption aside, not every building is alike. Even a dropbox would likely not matter, as it would have to be considerable in size.
"Because the rest of the world does not live in NYC. Buildings without concierges/doormen are not allowed into the building unless someone lets them in. Most will not even make the attempt"

That made it sound like you spoke for the whole city
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