Yes, to some degree.
One of the issues I've seen on the boards, and perhaps in my first week, is finding meaningful work. Me, whether I was good in finding it or lucky to meet the right people at the right time, I found work that was interesting and some plot things to keep me VERY interested.
With that said, I want to help drive RP. In the other thread talking about immie greeters, there was a long bit talking about how to get new people into the game and make them feel like they are a part of thing. There was a proposal to give incentives to players who nurture and guide new players. That's awesome! It also at least illustrates that there's a perceived potential issue in that sometimes it's hard for new players to find meaningful things to do.
Yes, you can tell them about crates. But that doesn't get them connections or RP. It gives them money which can lead to those things.
What I'm trying to say is having a system that works like crates and is semi automated would help new/young players in a number of ways.
1) You're in a location where you are employed. You get a message saying the business needs X.
2) As an employee you'd have to figure out how to get X to the location without leaving. You're going to need to hire a runner.
3) Runner comes and delivers and you pay from a petty cash drawer.
4) The business gets some kind of ambipop bonus for you working and getting X
Unlike crates, this generates RP and gets newer players in touch with each other. The people working are not usually the established players who have resources and connections. The owner of the business doesn't need any of that. The Bartender/Dancer/Bouncer/Nurse/etc. probably does. Those jobs seem to be filled by newer players as a first stop. So why not give them something as part of their job that stimulates RP and moves some Chy around. It makes running a little more sustainable.
Additionally you'd have the concept of a cash drawer. There would have to be some owner audits on there, but in general it should be sloppy enough to allow some chance at embezzlement. It should be open to being robbed making another chance at RP and it gives newer players something they don't always have access too to drive RP chy.
I'd hire runners if I could aford them, not because I need things, but because I understand it's part of the setting and part of a way to generate RP and contacts. That's why I'd like something like this.
I get that people hire runners. It's sporadic and doesn't really help new players as much as something like this might. Anyway, it's just a thought.