I’ve only been here a month, but it’s become painfully obvious that Infusionsoft has outgrown its current office space. While the pain is more figurative for some, for others the pain is quite literal, especially with regard to parking.
It didn’t take long for me to discover that parking was an area in which Infusionsoft was experiencing serious growing pains. There is one particular team member to which other employees seem inclined to vent and I could tell she was feeling the weight of the parking problem.
Fortunately, she had already devised a temporary solution; a shuttle service to and from the closest Walmart. And since you can park in any Walmart parking lot for free, we didn’t have to deal with the hassle of securing permits. A grand announcement was made, complete with a Superman impersonator.
Things were fine for about a week. But despite the warning that parking on the street was at the individual’s risk, people still chose to park there. And at the end of the first shuttle week, two Infusionsoft employee cars were totaled by a driver from another local business.
Suffice it to say, it was a sad and chaotic day at the Infusionsoft offices.
As if things weren’t already urgent enough, the execs went to into overtime to find a better solution for the parking problem. The week following the unfortunate incident, there was a company-wide announcement that the city of Gilbert had granted us parking spots in lots surrounding the office. No need to run the shuttle anymore. No more parking at Walmart. And no more need to park on the street.
Of course people still park on the street, but we’re urging them to use the surrounding lots to avoid damage or vandalism of their vehicles. There’s no denying though that parking and space will continue to be challenges until we move into our new space. Here’s hoping that happens soon.
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