Eli Lansey took photos of recent Icon Parking ads on NYC subway cars and posted them on his blog. They promise customers “$10 for up to 10 hours” of parking at various lots in the city. Wow, that’s a good price! On the same ad they have a help wanted section that says they’re looking for employees, “no experience necessary.” Ah.
Now, maybe it doesn’t take an expert to park cars, but I fit the “no experience” bill and I can promise you I’d scrape off a little of your paint or ease your car into a support column. My first job in the city was as a driver for a film crew, and I managed to back a rental van into the corner of a building my second week there.
Apparently someone at Icon Parking figured out that maybe this isn’t the best way to instill confidence in your services, because Lansey posed a third photo showing that they’ve update the want ad—now in place of “no experience necessary” it reads, “Paid training.”
“No experience necessary” [Lansey Brothers] (Thanks to Daniel!)