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Management has two priorities: 1) Making sure money is made, hence upgrading and filling up apartments is their goal. "Amenities" are important in selling the place, though few residents use them. 2) If someone needs medical attention, Public Safety will be there, if alerted.

Quality of life issues are not that important, however. Things like the carpet rule or outsider dogs. These "rules" tend to be ignored, on purpose it seems. So you will see a lot that isn't taken care of properly, and complaints will be met with a creative excuse and a smile.

"Peace and quiet" must be a cruel joke, though this property is sold that way. There can be no peace and quiet as ALL apartments must be upgraded, which includes the installation of an AC unit below the window. Aside from the continual construction about the neighborhood, there is a new and noisy subway extension being built along East 14 st and the shut down of the L line. "Choosing" to live in NYC, now the newest mantra, is a fabrication when the talk is of ST and PCV, which was traditionally quiet, with no construction noise.

Though money was always important, it is now more important than ever. Money rules many things, as you will find.

At this point, 30 years into living here and seeing many things, I can state that Management and their reps are BS-ing us. I can't say that loudly enough: We are being BS-ed. I don't see any genuine change, though the "selling" of this place is intense. Few of the "rules" will be enforced, as Management doesn't want to lose customers or potential customers. Where personal integrity is a hallmark of an excellent management style, this integrity is not seen in enforcing some of the rules.

About those "club cars" we see going this way and that way, and outside of Stuy Town or Peter Cooper Village:

https://dmv.ny.gov/registration/motorized-devices-cannot-be-registered-new-york

Monday, October 14, 2013

Full Service and Available 24/7



I'm assuming well-paid people actually write these things.  But do they read and understand them? Here's a flyer that's being handed out in PCVST by or for Ms. Shields, a "Concierge Relationship Representative" for Time Warner Cable.  That's a suitably impressive title for New York's yunnies, which makes me and I hope true New Yorkers want to gag, but does Ms. Shields, or her copy writer, actually mean: "I am full service and am available every day 24/7 for anyone to contact me"?

[Flyer courtesy a posting on the TA Facebook.]

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

She also jumps from third person to first.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I do suspect that an "Allyson Shields" may not exist. How can she respond "immediately" 24/7?

Anonymous said...

This looks like an arts and crafts project. The writing is not corporate-speak. I have Time Warner and haven't gotten this notice. Looks like a scam, but I can't tell what the purpose might be.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I tried googling "Allyson Shields" and "Time Warner," etc, and got nothing.

Dawn Searly-Reising said...

Don't be such a Nancy Negative. Allyson is a superb relationship representative. Thanks to her my marriage is saved and our tv reception is better than ever!

Anonymous said...

Someone who said she was Allyson Shields and was recently hired by Time Warner knocked on my door last night but I was in the middle of having dinner with my family and said I couldn't talk to her. She left me with one of these flyers. It's bad enough that marketeers PHONE you at dinner time thinking that you will be home. I certainly do NOT want them knocking on my door, too. Intrusive and disrespectful. Wonder if Management is getting a kickback from the door-to-door marketing. I wouldn't be surprised if it was.

Anonymous said...

“Full Service and Available 24/7”. Sounds like an escort service advertisement to me. There’s nothing more of a turn on to me then having a cable representative whisper sweet nothings in my ear about “bundled” services. Hey, there’s a fetish for everyone.

Anonymous said...

Hey, the TA FB page has the answer.

Anonymous said...

HEY ALLYISON I GOT A QUESTION FOR YOU! HOW DO I GET A NEW BOX? THE LAST TIME THE TIME WARNER MAN WAS HERE HE VIOLATED MY BOX AND BROKE IT AND NOW I NEED A NEW ONE! PING ME!

Anonymous said...

This sounds like some freelancer on commission. There is no need to contact such a person. I have TWC for TV/Internet/Phone and only ever deal with their customer service which, if not great, is legions better than Verizon! You have to wait on hold for a while to speak to a live person, but at least it's always been someone who knew what they were doing, unlike Verizon. I have never had a problem with TWC and I have been a customer since 1987 when it was "Manhattan Cable." Now, that was a different kettle of fish! TWC is ok. Verizon sucks to hell and I've heard good and bad stories concerning RCN. Can only speak as I find and have never heard of Allyson Shields.

Anonymous said...

RCN is OK, their tech reps are pretty good, when I needed a repair guy (and no, he did not look like Jim Carrey), he came at the very start of the AM window period.