I’ve started a new job and they made me get a parking permit. A parking permit? How official! I guess every company has its own procedures. My Human Resources Manager asked me to keep note of my feelings about having a parking permit over the next two weeks and to report back. So I’ll share them with you.
Day 1, Week 1: Entering the Building They Know Who You Are
What a great feeling to work in a large company but to have the security office know who I am as I enter the company grounds. I was nervous for my first day, wondering how things would be. But the security manager smiled and said, “Welcome Mr. Clark.” I just felt better and more at home right at once. I know I’m going to like it here.
Day 3, Week 1: Left My Lights On
Today we’ve had a thunderstorm and I left the lights on my car. This could have been a real hassle at the end of the day, with me calling for a jump from an auto shop at the end of the day and waiting at least an hour for them to show up. But instead, I got a call from the security desk about twenty minutes into my day that my lights were on. I went down to my car and turned them off. Security suggested I check the battery at lunch to be sure it works. They said they can call the auto shop for me then if it doesn’t so I wont miss any time from work calling an auto shop at the end of the day. How convenient!
Day 4, Week 1: Came to Work Early Today
I lost a little time yesterday dealing with my lights so I came to work early today to catch up on everything. Security was there in their station, greeting me by name. I was one of the first cars on the grounds. In some ways I was glad they were there so I wasn’t there by myself. It’s a new place to me and being somewhere unfamiliar is a bit intimidating. The security guard also told me that security keeps early employees or late employees safe, especially if they are working alone. That they know who is working often by checking your parking permit. And they’ll check on someone if they see my car there but I haven’t come out in awhile. This is a great place.
Day 1, Week 2: Human Resources Confirmed My Emergency Contacts
Today I got a call from Human Resources. I didn’t fill out completely my emergency contacts for my parking permit. You need to put down at least one emergency contact for your parking permit and I didn’t give them a telephone number. So I went down to their department and filled that out. At first I thought these parking permits were a little silly and kind of a hassle but now I realize my company is looking out for me. If anything happens to me, they’ll always have my emergency contact information handy and be able to help me. This is much better than working for a company that doesn’t have parking permits.
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