Dear Experts, I've been working at a company for 2 years and have paid to park every single day. I got my first promotion a few weeks ago that includes a salary raise and a new office. However, I didn't get a parking spot in the company parking lot. Others in my position own this sort of privilege. I'm not sure if they've forgotten to give me a spot or if they don't have enough money in their budget to afford it. Is it unprofessional or rude to ask what the deal is? Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter:Q#376 Are you the only one? If so, you're doing it wrong. If not, you should have negotiated better. (@beneubanks) Q#376 No askee no getee. Nicely inquire if you will now be able to park in the company lot as part of the promotion. (@DebraWheatman) Q#376 Ask about policy re parking spaces, when you will get one. Take action, let go of results & resentment. (@juliaerickson) Q#376 It never hurts to ask. Just be courteous and don't make it about status within the company. (@gradversity) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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