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I could've said that.
If I come somewhere and it's not obvious where I can park I will ask about it.
Going to work every day and not knowing if or where you can park can really be a source of daily stress.
I worked somewhere in the city that required me to park in a parking garage.
The nearest garage was €36 a day, so it could really add to your monthly costs as well.
Since I was a contractor they didn't pay for my parking costs.
I always parked at another garage, a 10 minute walk away, which was €12 a day (and added 20 minutes commute a day!).
If my regular garage was closed or full, which happened a few time, I had to search for another garage which could add over 15 minutes to my commute and searching for a garage in a busy city is stressful enough as it is.
For their own employees they had parking subscriptions or public transport subscriptions (they were near, and later, on, Utrecht Central).
Public transport wasn't an option for me as it would make my commute six hours a day
I had a coworker at another customer who had over €500 a month on parking costs alone (but his employer paid for it).
It depends on the situation. Some overtime is expected at most companies, especially when a release to production happens. But I know of places where the developers were working overtime all the time and then you get burnt out. As for the parking, it also depends, maybe his current job is in an area that isn't safe, so then safe parking is a perk to have.
bit OT but what exactly is overtime/extra hours in dev?
one reason I went solo is "office hours" were wasted on meetings (blaming and passing the buck) and replying to executive idiots in person or by email why they were idiots.
... It was only after the "office hour" idiots went home I could actually get work done.
for that reason even though working late I'd still stay up even longer getting own stuff (and show watching) out, arriving at work next day still tired didn't matter: the hours of [snoozing in] meetings and politics didn't take much energy - just way too much time; by the time I could get to work I'd back in the fully alert zone.
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What kind of idiots locate their office where parking is expensive or unavailable?
Every company that locates in a city where potential employees are abundant?
A friend of mine worked for a company with six parking lots for 200 people, of which two were reserved for the bosses and two for visitors
People either took their bike, public transport (which stopped in front of the office) or parked their car outside the city and took the subway.
Most cities have office space outside the core. Unless there's a good reason to be located there (a law firm that needs to be close to a courthouse, say), paying for downtown office space is frivolous.