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    the company hands these credit card looking cards out as you need them,and the rates are 1HR-$2.00 2HR-$5.00 3HR-$9.00.you have to move your truck when the time runs out even if you repunch a new ticket,or you might get a ticket on your window.it is a trick to be doing your job 35 stories up and with the frieght cars and all it makes for an interesting day.if your heading into the city in the AM and you have $5.00 left on a card that is your problem to try to do 8 HRS of work with 2HRS of parking and not getting a ticket.i sat in my truck one day for 3 HRS didn't have a card,and the brain surgeons in the office didn't want to "take a ticket"($95.00)for me to go into the job... i made sure i got the 3 HRS payed and the job never was repaired.this is all mid-town only having to pay for the parking on the streets and should be a part of the expense of doing business in it but it is a big problem with companies doeling out $50.00 cards to 20 or 30 techs every couple of days.
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    They should have some way of building it into their charges period. ITs poor mgmt if they are not recovering the costs of doing business in the big city.

    Our co finds ways of adding charges to recover costs like this
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    some companies have no problem doing it especially with the comercial/industrial service.the ones that handle the chain stores and national contracts have a hard time slipping it in as an expense to the store when they do 100 plus stores and 20 techs.it is a totally chargable item to a job as much as parts would be but the customers ***** ..or that is what is told to us?
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    There are a lot of gated communities here in Beaufort County that charge either a yearly, monthly, or daily fee to get in to pay for security. Some are $5/day and others are $10/day. Annual fees range from $100/vehicle to $200/vehicle. We add the gate fee to the invoices according to the daily pass charge and call it what it is...gate charges. Few HO's complain. But if you live in a gated community, you can afford the gate pass easily. Lots and homes start at $1/3 mil.
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    Bet the hourly labor rates there are exorbitant! And for good cause, with parking and traffic in general.
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    All large cities are bad

    can't imagine what Manhatten is like

    Philly has a parking placard for contractors that lets service vehicals park in no parking zones to load and unload and on the pavement depending on the cop a coffee and a doughnut to the officer in charge of that street helps sometimes.ya gotta know the ropes

    Intown work rates are almost double unless there is on site parking.

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    pjs

    all of mid town Manhattan is commercial zoned with no meters at all,and passenger cars have to use the same system after 6:00PM to park.the flow is pretty good with people delivering going in and out or looking to grab your space as you go to the next call.some of the avenues have parking for commercial only from 7AM to 1:00PM with no payment required,but then say after lunch you have to move or be towed and go looking for a space around where your working.if you can do Philly midtown would be the same pace it is all a routine.
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