Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Parking Oppression

While doing my weekly "Tuesday-Wednesday" musical parking spots routine, I started thinking to myself . . . why is it that the higher-ups don't have to do this? I realize that there is a limited amount of parking available in the building that I work at, but if anyone can afford to spend $3.00 for daily parking at the lot next to the building, it would be them. They're the ones that have the big fat salaries. Why can't they concede the free in-building parking to the little man (or woman)?

Why? Because doing this would rob them of their sense of self-importance. They make the highest salaries around based on the almost oppressive business practices that they impose on us "grunts", so why should they park where everyone else parks. This would not do. And it would not please Xenu (yeah, "those people" run this business).

So what is the "Tuesday-Wednesday" shuffle all about? Since I don't make as much money (raise you say? Ha!) I can't afford to use the parking lots adjacent to the building, so I have to use street parking. Which is free, but is 2 blocks away. No biggie. The only problem is that, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the City of Glendale does street cleaning from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM. So one side of the street is unparkable for that period of time . . . unless you want a $45 dollar ticket. On these days, since I get into work at 9:00 AM, I put 50 cents into one of the parking meters on the lots next to the building, and then at 10:00 AM, I run downstairs, hop in my car, and park in one of the freshly available parking spots.

It might not seem like much, but after a year of doing this, it starts to get a little on the tedious side. Sometimes I am fortunate enough to find a busted meter and parking is free for the day. Those times are becoming more and more sparse. And since I somehow make less and less money the longer I work for this place, I don't see myself indulging in a full day of lot parking anytime soon. *sigh* I hate working here.


Don Norte said...

eHere's an idea. Get one of the big shots to carpool with you on street sweeping days. You could use "global warming" and put a spin on it. You are just a concerned environmentally conscious employee. You might even gain a few brownie points and if you're real cool....a raise.

Jaime said...

Are you fucking kidding me? I don't want to be anywhere near the spaceship these mother-effers drive to work every day. They might make a pit stop at their Hollywood enclave and I'll never be heard from again.

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