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Parking Lot Attendants Career Video

Description: Park vehicles or issue tickets for customers in a parking lot or garage. May collect fee.


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The job of Parking Lot Attendants may look easy, but it requires drive to do it well. Whether they work in multi-level garages or outside in parking lots, attendants have several key responsibilities. They need to observe the condition of a car when it enters to prevent unfounded complaints of damage later. Since they may be presented with all kinds of vehicles, they must be able to drive both automatic and standard transmissions. Navigating sharp turns and tight parking spaces requires good eyesight, excellent distance judgment, and coordination to avoid damage. You can expect to spend long hours in all kinds of weather outside, or inside a booth handling tickets, making change, and balancing a cash drawer. Cleaning and shoveling snow may be part of the job. A valid driver's license and a good driving record are required. Most attendants are trained on-the-job. Flexible, part time hours are common, with wages supplemented by tips. A friendly smile and courtesy are essential to