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Verbiage: Chrysler segregates parking lot based on car brand

Chacham (981) writes | more than 8 years ago

User Journal 4

Chrysler has a segregated parking lot. That is, the parking garage and half of the parking lot is available only to Chrysler vehicles and if a non-Chrysler car parks there, it gets ticketed. Even on nights and weekends non-Chrysler vehicles must park further away, though they can ask for an escort into the building from security. The basis for this is loyalty. If you're going to work for a company you might as well buy its products. Like using Linux at Microsoft, a foreign product seems unfai

Chrysler has a segregated parking lot. That is, the parking garage and half of the parking lot is available only to Chrysler vehicles and if a non-Chrysler car parks there, it gets ticketed. Even on nights and weekends non-Chrysler vehicles must park further away, though they can ask for an escort into the building from security. The basis for this is loyalty. If you're going to work for a company you might as well buy its products. Like using Linux at Microsoft, a foreign product seems unfair.

The more i think about it the more it bothers me. A car is not some vehicle that people buy every day. Even yearly. Unless someone is on a lease, the chances of switching automobiles within a short span of years is negligible. What then does the segregation truly do? Does it promote buying a Chrysler vehicle or leasing one? I'd have to doubt that, since the employee's better pricing would do that. Does it reward a good choice? Actually, i think it just makes everyone else angry.

Yes, it is Chrysler's right, it just seems silly and short sighted. Should i be in the market for a new car, a parking space is not going to get to me. And even if i did get a Chrysler, i'd have to park further away. It just doesn't seem right.

I feel better know. I just wanted to get that off my chest.

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4 comments

Nonsense (1)

duffbeer703 (177751) | more than 8 years ago | (#13241224)

If Chrysler actually gave a rats ass about their product, they wouldn't have such a policy.

If you're a big carmaker, and your employees are buying competitor's products even after discounts, incentives, and pride... that should tell you something.

They'd see more Corollas, Ford Focii and Civics than Neons.

I always noticed that about GM. GM either builds the cars that GM Engineers like or that GM MBAs approve. I always wondered if anyone at Pontiac asked ANYONE "Hey, what do you think about that Aztek!" or if Cadillac asked anyone a few years ago if they thought a Cadillac badge placed on the Opel version of a rental Taurus was worth $35,000.

"Hey, Nice Chrysler!" (1)

Shadow Wrought (586631) | more than 8 years ago | (#13241289)

I just loving complimenting Mercedes owners;-)

try... (1)

huckda (398277) | more than 8 years ago | (#13242478)

wearing Adidas at Nike's World HQ =)
BUT! Nike has sample sales where employees can get UBER discounts on apparel and footwear and equipment, plus an employee store 50% off retail...Chrysler I doubt has any of the above or anything even close to it as an incentive for their employees to purchase a shitty car. At least only SOME of Nike's shoes are shitty. PT cruiser..wank wank...prowler..gimme a break...lebaron, worst US made car since 1990.

Re:try... (1)

Planesdragon (210349) | more than 8 years ago | (#13255281)

Chrysler I doubt has any of the above or anything even close to it as an incentive for their employees to purchase a shitty car

Traditionally, car companies sell excess stock to employees at-cost. If you can pick it up at the factory, you can stand to save quite a significant percentage off of your automobile.

As for the quality of Damier-Chrysler's cars--like all companies still existing in the automotive industry, they fit a niche. Sure, that niche is somewhere between "build to be fixed" Fords or "will run after being blown up" GMs, but moderation isn't always a bad thing.

(OTOH, the last car I had that was made by them was a Dodge Spirit, and the horrid sound the air conditioner makes after losing pressure that I *still* hear from half the D_Cs on the road makes me glad I don't own that car anymore.)
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