Metro reporter Lisa Chiu has an article in today's paper about how Microsoft is expanding its valet parking service for employees. The parking could be considered a perk, but the service is mainly to try and address the lack of space in Microsoft's parking garages. I'd rather park my own car, but it sounds like that would mean a lot of driving around and around searching for a spot.
According to Microsoft test engineer Tim Hogg, quoted in the article:
"If you show up after 9:30 in the morning, there is nowhere to park. It's been a great work-around for the problems at this place - for every car space there is, there are 1.5 cars that want to park."
This isn't anything new in the tech world. Yahoo! and Google also offer employees valet parking to conserve space.