willow3088 wrote: j9 wrote:
willow3088 wrote:Hi kacjp,
I work at Telstra at 242 Exhibition St and have been riding in locker-less for about 6-8 mths, about twice a week. It's easy being locker-less, in fact I have thought even if I was offered a locker I would have to think about it!!
I keep all my work clothes in an extra long suit bag that hangs on the rack. I then have a bag that I hang off the suit bag that contains a belt, hair stuff, etc, etc. Towel hangs on a hanger on the rack too. Shoes are in an empty spot on top of the lockers. Being locker-less means all this stuff is at my finger tips when I arrive. Security is not an issue as there are about 3 sets of swipe doors to get through to get to the locker area.
Hope this helps!
How are the new bike facilities going? I finished up the week before they were opened (Dec 2010) so never got to use them. Are the showers still split 50/50 male/female or have they altered the ratios since? Are the hanging bikeparks in the middle section of B3 (otherside of the ramp down the corridor) still underutilised?
I didn't see the old facilities so can't comment on those, but the new ones are the best I've seen. I've previously worked at Freshwater Place Southbank and 500 Bourke St (new and refurbished respectively) and the Telstra changerooms are superior (roomier, more showers, more bike racks). Don't know about the shower split as I haven't seen inside the female changerooms (that I would admit to in this forum
). Hanging bikeparks on B3 are always empty whenever I glance that way.
Just count the number of showers in the male section. Total of 38, 1 unisex (disabled) in the lower bike park area, remaining 37 divided as 19/18 original split (I think the 19 was in favour of males). There was a lot of opposition at the time for a 50/50 split due to demand versus usage but that is what HR deemed was appropriate and at the time it was indicated usage was to be monitored for six months and then the split reassessed and if deemed necessary the dividing wall would be moved (it's movable).
If there are bike spots readily visible on B3 then more than likely the ones in behind the other side of the ramp are still not being used. You have to actually walk in to that area to see them, can't see them from the main bike park area on B3. 18mths ago there would be bikes stacked everywhere on B3 whilst those dozen or so racks remained mostly empty.
Also, there were plans to convert some of the kitchens in the various levels in the highrise to banks of lockers to provide additional storage when the kitchens in the lift foyer areas were pulled out as part of the refurb. Shortage of lockers was always flagged as an issue with the Properties. Infact, the original refurbishment was removing the Level 1 facilities and not replacing them at all
noticed this in a presentation and consequent to that a group of employees was assmbled to have input to the facilites that are now available
Old facilities on level one was male and female changerooms with two toilet cubicles and six showers in each with lockers for day use only (managed by the gym that is no longer a tenant). There were also 4 open access single shower cubicles in the highrise on levels 12, 20, 27? and 32. Plus the odd hidden shower on other floors that were a carry over from old exec arrangements eg. L35.
Bike parking was what is B3. The bike parking as part of the new showers/changerooms is all additional too what was there before.