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    • helpneededprettyquick
    • By helpneededprettyquick 7th Feb 18, 9:28 PM
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    Parking at work can anyone advise
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    Parking at work can anyone advise 7th Feb 18 at 9:28 PM
    HI not sure if anyone can advise but I have a situation at work and didnt know if anyone had more knowledge than me and could advise . When I started my job 9 years ago we had parking and work shifts so great if finishing at unsocial hours . Now we have reduced parking and everyone is fighting for spaces they have decided that we either have to live a certain distance from the building or disabilities , illness etc . Now this wouldnt be so bad but a lot of us due to some start times cannot get the easiest public transport and have to take multiple buses to get there for early morning starts . Thus making our journey to work double or more in time . Also when leaving late at night it is not so nice to be walking around at those times . Due to where we are there is little or no street parking and what there is is some distance to walk again posing a safety risk .
    Our workforce is now divided into the ones that have the parking and ones that dont - also the ones that dont are worse off as have to pay for public transport and have longer days of work due to the travelling . In a nutshell I guess what I am asking is this ok are they allowed to do this . It is making life so difficult for some that they have left . Thanks in advance for any answers
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    • sangie595
    • By sangie595 7th Feb 18, 9:33 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 9:33 PM
    HI not sure if anyone can advise but I have a situation at work and didnt know if anyone had more knowledge than me and could advise . When I started my job 9 years ago we had parking and work shifts so great if finishing at unsocial hours . Now we have reduced parking and everyone is fighting for spaces they have decided that we either have to live a certain distance from the building or disabilities , illness etc . Now this wouldnt be so bad but a lot of us due to some start times cannot get the easiest public transport and have to take multiple buses to get there for early morning starts . Thus making our journey to work double or more in time . Also when leaving late at night it is not so nice to be walking around at those times . Due to where we are there is little or no street parking and what there is is some distance to walk again posing a safety risk .
    Our workforce is now divided into the ones that have the parking and ones that dont - also the ones that dont are worse off as have to pay for public transport and have longer days of work due to the travelling . In a nutshell I guess what I am asking is this ok are they allowed to do this . It is making life so difficult for some that they have left . Thanks in advance for any answers
    Originally posted by helpneededprettyquick
    Sorry but there is no right to parking at work, and if the employer provides it, then they can set any rules that they like.
    • pioneer22
    • By pioneer22 7th Feb 18, 9:34 PM
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    The company cares about what you do during your working hours and how you get there or back isn't there concern I'm afraid.

    Unless there is something in your contract there isn't much you can do.

    Perhaps you could ask your employer to get a deal with a local car park?
    • Diamandis
    • By Diamandis 7th Feb 18, 9:34 PM
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    There is no obligation for them to provide parking spaces. If they don't have enough spaces for everyone there isn't much they can do.
    • jobbingmusician
    • By jobbingmusician 7th Feb 18, 9:38 PM
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    Could you suggest to them that they set up a car pooling scheme? Alternatively, they could provide parking for people who will drive others to and from a convenient local (within a mile or two?) parking point.
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    • By theoretica 7th Feb 18, 9:40 PM
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    If the employees got together and proposed a different system that they would like there is a fair chance it would be agreed to. Perhaps priority for any employees who could arrange car shares?
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    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 7th Feb 18, 10:03 PM
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    Unless there is something in your contract to state that parking is provided there's nothing you can do even if they say they are closing the car park completely.
    The alternative to a distance based system, which can be very unfair, is to implement a rota so that everybody gets parking some of the time. Then at least the pain is shared more equally. We had a rota system last place I worked and it operated pretty well. When it was first brought in some of the 'old hands' kicked off, trying to claim that any system should be based on seniority and length of employment. They didn't get that and the fuss soon blew over.
    • keepcalmandstayoutofdebt
    • By keepcalmandstayoutofdebt 7th Feb 18, 10:11 PM
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    If you are on a business park, see if you can pay to use another company's ground?

    I can sympathise - though I recently had the opposite, the lack of car parking or cost of parking recently for a town centre business as one especially not served by a park and ride did just make me decide to turn down an interview. To be honest one company I'd have to turn up hours in advance before starting, I was pretty glad it was temporary.
    I also recently went for a job where the benefit was actually "car parking" to find it was more double parking!

    Other then ask your company to treat Parkers in accordance with length of service as an idea, again a couple of places I have been in have worked of this, like others have said it isn't a right.

    Sadly the parking difficulties are not the best answer for why do you want to leave (this I do know from history)
    "If you are caught in a rainstorm, once you accept that you'll receive a soaking, the only thing left to do is enjoy the walk"
    • helpneededprettyquick
    • By helpneededprettyquick 7th Feb 18, 10:14 PM
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    Thank you everyone for your responses I thought as much just thought I would pose the question . I did initially have something in my contract that I needed to live a certain distance and time from work but I can only find part of the information not the actually requirements . I did offer to car share but it was turned down and that was me taking 4 other people who live near me . It is the security issue to be honest some of us leave at 1 or 2 am and it is not the best area . The distance is what they have gone with although our dept seems to of gone over what everyone else is saying is acceptable . never mind thanks anyway .
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 7th Feb 18, 10:25 PM
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    What happened to the parking?

    Parking is just another element of the employment package.

    In some sectors lack of parking would mean lack of workers.
    • helpneededprettyquick
    • By helpneededprettyquick 7th Feb 18, 10:28 PM
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    What happened to the parking?

    Parking is just another element of the employment package.

    In some sectors lack of parking would mean lack of workers.
    Originally posted by getmore4less
    We have reduced land and it has been sold
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 7th Feb 18, 11:22 PM
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    Maybe raising some cash was more important than keeping the workers happy.
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    • By Thomas The Tank Top 8th Feb 18, 6:49 AM
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    Can you get in by Scooter? 50cc can be ridden on a full Driving Licence. It would be easier to park.

    Push bike? e-bike will help with any hills.
    • RichardD1970
    • By RichardD1970 8th Feb 18, 7:10 AM
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    Maybe raising some cash was more important than keeping the workers happy.
    Originally posted by getmore4less
    Maybe raising some cash was to keep the business going and have any workers.
    • FBaby
    • By FBaby 8th Feb 18, 7:29 AM
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    It is the security issue to be honest some of us leave at 1 or 2 am and it is not the best area .
    What job do to you do that there are so many people working at this time that the car park is full at that time?
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 8th Feb 18, 11:01 AM
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    Maybe raising some cash was to keep the business going and have any workers.
    Originally posted by RichardD1970
    That's my point, parking issue may be a sign there is more going on and won't be a problem for long, if not enough get fed up and leave there may be redundancies.


    Things like was there any consultation or impact assessment will help the bigger picture.
    • Red-Squirrel
    • By Red-Squirrel 8th Feb 18, 12:55 PM
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    What job do to you do that there are so many people working at this time that the car park is full at that time?
    Originally posted by FBaby
    I imagine its full when they arrive.
    • RichardD1970
    • By RichardD1970 8th Feb 18, 4:20 PM
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    That's my point, parking issue may be a sign there is more going on and won't be a problem for long, if not enough get fed up and leave there may be redundancies.


    Things like was there any consultation or impact assessment will help the bigger picture.
    Originally posted by getmore4less
    Sorry, yes. Slightly miss interpreted your post as "the company care more about making a bit of quick cash over the happiness/safety of their workforce".

    In my defence I had just got in from a long night shift so wasn't entirely compos mentis .
    • helpneededprettyquick
    • By helpneededprettyquick 8th Feb 18, 4:33 PM
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    Thank you all for your responses . There is no local car parks really within walking distance due to where we are so not really an option .buses it is for a while thanks again
    • Gavin83
    • By Gavin83 8th Feb 18, 7:20 PM
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    How far do you live from work?

    It!!!8217;s more fair than the places I!!!8217;ve worked with limited parking. Places I!!!8217;ve worked the parking has been reserved for management only. However there has been street parking available but it!!!8217;s caused problems.
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