Visiting nurse slapped with a parking ticket :-/ - page 4

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  Tragically Hip} profile page
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    There is a good reason public transportation exists in places that are congested with traffic. NYC has one of the best transit systems around. In fact, you'd be lucky to find a parking spot closer to your destination than a subway station would be. You don't have to worry about accidents or vandalism befalling your car if you don't park it on the street.

    How is driving around for an hour looking for parking, or blocking another car at the curb, advantageous? What is so wonderful about having your car near the patient's residence?

    If everyone got special parking treatment, the arteries would all be blocked, and no one would go anywhere by car.

    (By the way, vehicles such as U.S. Mail trucks are not entitled to special treatment. If they are parked illegally, they should be ticketed, though the people handing out ticket might not realize that. I found the regulations regarding the matter on a federal government Web site. They're actually trying to get their employees to mind local parking regulations, and the employee is responsible for the parking fine. I don't think it's a primary concern of the federal government, though.)
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  3. Visit  cally527} profile page
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    Nurses should not get a special "illegal parking exempt" status. Everyone else deals with it too. Should UPS or FedEx drivers get special parking status because they sometimes are delivering medicines? Should delivery trucks for Phillip Morris automatically get ticketed even when they are parked legally just because their products are killing people? It does not matter what you are doing or why you are parking in the area, you need to search for legal parking just like everyone else.
    With that said, have you checked with your employer to see if there is anything that they can do to help you with the parking situation? Or the patient (ie, do they have a visitor parking sticker that you can use to park on the street near their home)
  4. Visit  MJB2010} 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.
    I am sure you get paid more to work in the city, if not, perhaps this job is not worth it.
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  5. Visit  PacoUSA} profile page
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    Quote from PinkRNBSN
    Im not sure if you are familiar with NYC street parking. Besides that, You are right about knowing that I was not suppose to park there was no parking after an hour of searching. You know my only point is that nurses should have consideration while on duty so that patients can be seen in a timely fashion. Time is wasted and care is hindered when circling for parking for hours.
    Personally, I am VERY familiar with alternate side parking, having been born and raised in NYC. I could not agree with you more about visiting nurses getting some sort of parking exemption from the rules. However, in the day and age we live in, I can see this privilege becoming abused so I am sure there is a very slim chance of this coming to fruition. Anyway, seems like it depends on the neighborhood you're in as to whether or not you will get a ticket. Where my family resides, one can double park across the street and leave the car unattended for the 90 minutes until cars can be moved again -- never a ticket. Must be a neighborhood thing.

    Any chance your employer makes an allowance for parking fees?
  6. Visit  caliotter3} profile page
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    Quote from MJB2010
    I am sure you get paid more to work in the city, if not, perhaps this job is not worth it.
    I get paid CNA wages to do licensed nurse work in one of the largest cities in the US by an agency that is second to only one other agency for low pay. I continue to look. There are no alternatives.
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    Quote from Paco69
    Personally, I am VERY familiar with alternate side parking, having been born and raised in NYC. I could not agree with you more about visiting nurses getting some sort of parking exemption from the rules. However, in the day and age we live in, I can see this privilege becoming abused so I am sure there is a very slim chance of this coming to fruition. Anyway, seems like it depends on the neighborhood you're in as to whether or not you will get a ticket. Where my family resides, one can double park across the street and leave the car unattended for the 90 minutes until cars can be moved again -- never a ticket. Must be a neighborhood thing.

    Any chance your employer makes an allowance for parking fees?
    Why should nurses receive an exemption permit from parking regulations?
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    Quote from caliotter3
    I get paid CNA wages to do licensed nurse work in one of the largest cities in the US by an agency that is second to only one other agency for low pay. I continue to look. There are no alternatives.
    The alternatives are this, take the job and deal with it or don't take the job. This might sound harsh, but there is ALWAYS a choice. It might not be the one you want, but there is always a choice.
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  9. Visit  Asystole RN} profile page
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    Quote from caliotter3
    I get paid CNA wages to do licensed nurse work in one of the largest cities in the US by an agency that is second to only one other agency for low pay. I continue to look. There are no alternatives.
    Your choice to accept those wages, live in that community, and work for that company, hooray for life choices.
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  10. Visit  caliotter3} profile page
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    Quote from MJB2010
    The alternatives are this, take the job and deal with it or don't take the job. This might sound harsh, but there is ALWAYS a choice. It might not be the one you want, but there is always a choice.
    Stating the obvious. Not what the OP was posting about, or for, nor necessarily the object of everyone's response.
  11. Visit  Asystole RN} profile page
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    Quote from caliotter3
    Stating the obvious. Not what the OP was posting about, or for, nor necessarily the object of everyone's response.
    I believe the response was accurate and concise.

    Group #1 "Boo hoo for me because I do not like the consequences of my choices."

    Group #2 "Don't make those choices."
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  12. Visit  PacoUSA} profile page
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    The problem here is that a lot of people replying here are not from NY and don't fully understand the concept of double parking and alternate side parking ... AND the local understandings that evolve from it. One needs to READ the parking signs before parking. If you will need your car on a day that cars double park on one side, you just don't park on the side that double-parkers will block you. In some residential neighborhoods of NYC, all the cars are locally owned and the residents abide by this practice. Try parking on a Tuesday side of the street on a Friday and wanting to get out during the sweep times ... you will get a freaking mouthful ... unless of course you can't find the driver, in which case you're stuck!
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  13. Visit  PacoUSA} profile page
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    Quote from Asystole RN
    Why should nurses receive an exemption permit from parking regulations?
    Gee, I guess because doctors get them? And I am talking visiting nurses, not ones that have 12-hour shifts at a hospital.
  14. Visit  Asystole RN} profile page
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    Quote from Paco69
    The problem here is that a lot of people replying here are not from NY and don't fully understand the concept of double parking and alternate side parking ... AND the local understandings that evolve from it. One needs to READ the parking signs before parking. If you will need your car on a day that cars double park on one side, you just don't park on the side that double-parkers will block you. In some residential neighborhoods of NYC, all the cars are locally owned and the residents abide by this practice. Try parking on a Tuesday side of the street on a Friday and wanting to get out during the sweep times ... you will get a freaking mouthful ... unless of course you can't find the driver, in which case you're stuck!
    I am pretty sure that most of the posters can understand the infinitely complex concept of traffic regulations relating to parking.

    NYC is not the only city in the world that has complex parking regulations, not all of us ride a horse to work in the mountains of Turkey.


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