I know many working people who spend a lot of money on parking. Only a few companies offer the privilege of free parking to its employees. This privilege is often limited to high ranking officials in the company. Majority of regular employees have to shoulder the expense of parking. This kind of expense can be quite heavy on one's budget.
Parking is not always available. Sometimes, there is a need to go to work earlier than usual in order to secure good parking. I remember one of my officemates who goes to work an hour before the time in order to get a good parking slot inside the building. Latecomers often have to park their cars outside the building. It's safer to park within the premises of the building because there are roving guards. The parking slot outside the office offers very little security.
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