Visiting nurse slapped with a parking ticket :-/ - page 3

Hi everyone.I am a visiting nurse. I go to the homes of multiple patient's on a daily basis. Today I was slapped with a parking ticking for double parking my car while alternate side parking was in... Read More

  1. Visit  mjaybx profile page
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    I think OP would rather eat the $115 cost , NYC transit is a nightmare. Trains are seldom
    on time and dealing with crazy disturbed people is ok at work but on the train .. Forgetaboutit
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  3. Visit  edmia profile page
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    Unfortunately for you, NYC parking is a fierce game. I would make my life easier and use public transportation to city clients. It would save you hours and money. Good luck!

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  4. Visit  Tragically Hip profile page
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    Quote from edmia
    Unfortunately for you, NYC parking is a fierce game. I would make my life easier and use public transportation to city clients. It would save you hours and money. Good luck!
    As has already been said three times, this ^.

    If I had access to the NYC public transit system, I'd sell my car for scrap.
  5. Visit  MomRN0913 profile page
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    I just got my first ticket as a visiting nurse. Street cleaning rules. My option was to get out of the house by a certain time, or park really far in the ghetto with shady characters on the street corners. I got out 20 min past the parking time, and 5 minutes before that was when I was issued the ticket. I think it sucks. I believe in certain circumstances if we had a plaque or sticker of some sort, we should not get ticketed. However, I am glad I risked the ticket instead of my safety.
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  6. Visit  jbudrick profile page
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    Have you tried putting a sign on your windshield stating you are a visiting nurse visiting a patient? I would not double park, but i have put the sign up when I am illegally parked.
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  7. Visit  Mulan profile page
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    Contact your councilman or whatever you have there. Maybe they can help you.

    Maybe you can even get an ordinance passed.
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  8. Visit  roser13 profile page
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    Quote from Mulan
    Contact your councilman or whatever you have there. Maybe they can help you.Maybe you can even get an ordinance passed.
    An ordinance to double-park and become a hazard to emergency vehicles, etc, all while blocking other motorists' cars?
  9. Visit  Meriwhen profile page
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    Sorry, but you did violate the law. That doesn't mean you shouldn't try to fight it--after all, you have nothing to lose by trying, and you may just land a sympathetic judge who will reduce or toss it out. Also try the sign in the windshield...or maybe have a friendly talk with the cops of the local precinct to see if they can help you out in some way so you can avoid this in the future. But ultimately following the law your responsibility; if you don't follow them (whether by choice or chance), you have to deal with the consequences.

    Also, consider how the person you penned in by double-parking would have felt if he/she was trying to go to their own job and couldn't get out of their parking spot. That's happened to me, and it's pretty darn frustrating. Then picture yourself in their shoes--what if you were on your way to see a patient but someone else penned you in by illegally double-parking?

    In all honesty, would you feel differently about the matter if you were the one trapped? Especially if by being late because of this, your job was jeopardized?

    That's why the laws are there.
  10. Visit  PinkRNBSN profile page
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    Quote from MomRN0913
    I think it sucks. I believe in certain circumstances if we had a plaque or sticker of some sort, we should not get ticketed. However, I am glad I risked the ticket instead of my safety.
    This is exactly my point. We should get a plaque or sticker. Teachers and Diplomats do!
    PacoUSA likes this.
  11. Visit  Asystole RN profile page
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    Quote from PinkRNBSN
    This is exactly my point. We should get a plaque or sticker. Teachers and Diplomats do!
    The entitlement in this thread is strong.
    StarryEyed, RN, roser13, itsmejuli, and 10 others like this.
  12. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    Quote from Asystole RN
    The entitlement in this thread is strong.
    Personally, I don't see why I should have to pay more than half of my day's pay for the privilege of parking in order to work. I don't feel entitled to anything, but I don't believe I should have to pay a fee to work.
    frankie,RN likes this.
  13. Visit  Asystole RN profile page
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    Quote from caliotter3
    Personally, I don't see why I should have to pay more than half of my day's pay for the privilege of parking in order to work. I don't feel entitled to anything, but I don't believe I should have to pay a fee to work.
    That is the price you pay when you voluntarily decided to accept your current working conditions. There are prices to pay when you chose to live a certain lifestyle, not that it is bad or good but everyone must decide for themselves if a course of action is worth the consequence.

    Personally, I would like to live in Montana and work in Florida but the commute would just kill me.

    Don't break the law and then you won't pay fines, I think it is a pretty easy to understand concept.
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  14. Visit  Pets to People profile page
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    Everyone these days seems to think they should be exempt from anything that is an inconvenience to them but is a safety issue or convenience for the rest of the public.
    StarryEyed, RN and BlueDevil,DNP like this.


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