New to this forum though I wish I’d made an account much sooner! I run a coworking space in Manhattan and the most consistent issue we run into is trying to manage the phone booth limits. We have a total of 8 phone booths in our space but on the main floor, which is accessed by day passers plus members plus guests plus visitors, we have 4. Our policy is that people may use the phone booths for up to an hour at a time and they are first-come, first-serve.
Despite our clear reminders about the policy, our members don’t seem to really care about abiding by it. We get tons of complaints each week from people noting that members are sitting in phone booths for longer than they should. Short of knocking on the door, which we find super intrusive and irresponsible in case someone is on an important call, the most we can do is email them a gentle reminder – which we do but they just ignore them!
Anybody have any ideas on how to manage the phone booths so that folks are only in them for an hour and everyone has a chance each day? Thanks in advance!
Savannah @ The Commons