|Not Actual Parking Lot|
Because of this parking spots are at a premium around our studio. Our parking lot is overflowing and street parking is nearly out of the question with surrounding businesses and local residents all clamoring for space. I've been with UbiTor since they opened and because I drive from over an hour away I was lucky enough to be given a parking spot. Ubisoft doesn't really announce it though, there are just signs in spots that say, "Reserved for Ubisoft." So what often happens is a Ubisoft employee thinks as long as they work here the spot is up for grabs. If that happens I've got to attempt to find a spot somewhere else if I can, then I tell the person in charge of parking, and they put a note on their car. So far nobody gets a ticket or is towed. However there are other businesses around us and everyone is trying to grab spots so often spots are taken by people that don't even work at Ubi and don't give a crap what spot they are in. Even local residents take spots in the business parking lot if they can get away with it.
Today I pulled in and there was a woman in an Audi sitting in my spot, just sitting there. I looked around for another spot but there wasn't anything. So I told her, "I'm sorry but these are assigned spots." She said, "Well are you an employee of Ubisoft?" I said, "Yes." She replied, "Oh okay, I'll move." So she wasn't even a Ubisoft employee but she wanted to make sure I was. What the hell?
I assume without a plan this problem is just going to get worse and worse and I've never heard of a plan in the works. I feel they should put names on the spots to avoid confusion but I think Ubi feels that looks too privileged with names on the signs and don't want people fighting over who deserves a spot more than others. So they are trying to gives them and keep quiet about it. I'm sure it won't explode into parking fury one day. ;)
I really appreciate my parking space. I'd say its one of the nicest perks Ubi has ever given me. I just hope I don't need to get too nasty towards others to enjoy it.