In the private sector, employees park around back, in a designated spot or parking lot.
Premium parking spaces are reserved for upper management or in the case of retail, for customers.
That is why I found it interesting this morning when I went to pay my toll pass bill.
It was raining as I pulled into the parking lot at the local toll pass office. There were a row of covered parking spaces adjoining the building. Each spot had a bright blue sign which said "Toll Employee Parking Only".
Interesting, because customers pay for the usage of the toll road and thus pay toll pass employee salaries. One would think that customer parking would be the premium spots, especially during inclement weather.
Puzzling, but another difference between the private and public sector. Most likely, the public employees petitioned for better parking as a benefit of service. I don't know.
I paid my bill and left. I don't take the parking situation as an affront because I park at the toll pass office so infrequently it is no big deal to me. I pay for my toll pass so I can drive on the toll roads.
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