Ace Parking Management Inc | Feedback | Parking Services

On February 1, 2009 I posted on this blog that I had lost my job.

At the time I was working for Ace Parking Management Inc as a cashier. And the reason I lost my job was because I placed a validation coupon, which had been given to me by a company detective, in the wrong ticket. In other words, I failed a detective test, and that made me a suspect; they figured I was keeping their money. But did they really think so? Or did my supervisors recent the fact that I wasn’t letting them be rude, and my mistake was a good excuse to fire me?

I knew my only fault was to have misplaced that coupon, so I asked my supervisor to show me the ticket in question so that I could find where the problem was. I knew there was a mistake somewhere. He said he didn’t have the ticket; it was never shown to me. He said to go and see the union. My immediate manager said that “he could say a lot of good things about me” (I had work there over two years) so he would give me good references. How nice of him!

When I called human resources they also refused to listen.

I wanted to clear the matter, so I went to the Union. It took close to six months to get a hearing (I was never paid for that time). During this time Ace Parking showed a totally unprofessional and unethical behavior. After about three months, they send a copy of the ticket (front), which the union returned to them showing that the ticket had been properly validated, and explaining why there had been no money involved in the transaction; the ticket showed clearly a “zero” value, and the time in the ticket also proved the coupon in question was placed there by accident. The Teamsters thought it was enough evidence to drop the charges. But Ace Parking didn’t respond.

They never sent copy of the back of the ticket either, and it had conclusive evidence (proper validation) that there was no money value in that ticket, why were they stalling and withholding evidence? They must have seen the back of that ticket, right?

I wrote a letter to the CEO for help (I had met him personally years before) and I don’t think he ever received it. At human resources they told me later he did, but another letter that they were supposed to send on my behalf (after they were ordered by the mediator to reinstate me) was never received. I know because after I resigned recently I went to see the Irvine Co (the Ace Parking customer I had been working for in La Jolla Gateway at 9191 Centre Dr, La Jolla CA–they didn’t give a hoot either) and they never received the letter that I had written, explaining that the investigation had cleared me.

I am hoping this post gets noticed by Mr. Scott Jones, the owner of the company, or by Mr. John Baumgardner the CEO. I don’t think they know how lacking in integrity their management team is. Isn’t the company supposed to value their employees? It says so in their statement of purpose. Is that how Ace Parking values their employees?

Ace Parking Management Inc needs to start training their managers properly. Most of them don’t seem to know what leadership is; they also lack integrity. This is tantamount to Ace Parking Management Inc lacking integrity; management is the company. And my case is living proof that Ace Parking Management Inc does not value their employees.

Considering that I recently posted about the YMCA’s lack of integrity also ( What Happened to the YMCA? | Integrity, What is It? | Review ), and I have seen it often, should we conclude that this is a common practice in our country? Are we missing something? Many years ago I read a book titled “The Social Contract” by Robert Ardrey. He wrote it in memory of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. He arrives at the conclusion that in developed countries the hungry psyche has replaced the hungry belly. It seems like an accurate conclusion, don’t you think?

Is it any wonder that we have a corrupt government selling our country to the highest bidders?


Small Business Help | Middle Class America Stronger

Our government has a hidden agenda which is very much in favor of the corporate giants. Middle class america will probably descend into poverty soon if things continue their course. So when I ran into a way to help the small business owner I thought I should let all know. It may re-energize small business.

I would like you to check this out and please give me your opinion; please let me know if you see any loopholes. Thanks!

It is called ‘The Customer Advantage’ and here is the link for the videos:


World Music News Wire | Laru Beya | Aurelio Martinez

Check this music and video

“After a shipwreck crossing the dreaded Middle Passage from West Africa, the human cargo wound up on an island intermingling with local residents, a mixture of Arawak and Carib groups. The resulting hybrid group known as the Garifuna fought British colonizers and were eventually deported en masse, deposited on the Caribbean coast of Central America and left for dead, as young Garifuna musician Aurelio recounts in his song “Yurumei” on his new album Laru Beya.”

“When Aurelio and I were talking about how to approach the arrangements for the album, we became convinced that it had to be forward looking and tear down all the barriers,” Duran reflects. “Andy allowed Garifuna artists to break free and be as creative as they wanted, free to go in any direction they wished. They don’t have to be totally true to their roots, because Andy’s work was very far from traditional music, but still clearly Garifuna.”

Check article at:


Gifford | Palin | Perspective

Apparently the guy who shot congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford was mentally disturbed. But when Ms Palin says that “Acts of monstrous criminality stand on their own, they begin and end with the criminals who commit them.” she is wrong; everything is interconnected. The fact is that our country is going on a downhill spiral, becoming more and more violent.

And I dare say that the root of the problem is our corrupt government. It makes me laugh when our politicians speak about our shinning democracy. What democracy? We have a Corporate Dictatorship. The reason we have not been able to get to the bottom of John F. Kennedy’s assassination is because the murderers are the ones who are really in power; we have an immoral “shadow government” in control; our politicians are betraying us. And they have a lot of  blood in their hands, our blood. A John F. Kennedy

If you have any doubts about what I state here, check this video showing conclusive evidence that the 9/11 “attacks” were an inside job. Then do your own research. (The original video (Fox News) was taken down due to “copyright infringement)” (If you can believe that) So I had to replace it.

You can also check Loose Change at: A Loose Change

Let’s consider the fact now that when a government is so immoral and corrupt that they resort to murder to stay in power the country affected is on its way down, probably in chaos. But, don’t take my word for it (after all, who am I to tell) do your own research.

Groundwork Books | UCSD | United States People

A political collective and non-profit bookstore working toward social change to enable people to take control over their own lives. They are located at 0323 Student Center, UCSD in La Jolla, CA Tel. 858-452-9625 email: Website:

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The Store

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They are now carrying the new edition of “A Vagabond in Mexico” together with “Controversial Bookstore” at 3063 University Avenue. The new edition is now also in Barnes & Noble database so you can order it at any of their locations.

A Dream | A Sound | A Koan

I had a dream recently. It was not “lucid dreaming”; it was a regular dream. In the dream I was clearing a table which had an uncorked bottle of wine, or maybe champagne. Accidentally I knocked the bottle over, and it started spilling its content emitting a swishing sound. At the same moment I started to wake up. When half awake and realizing it had just been a dream, I was still hearing the swishing sound; when fully awake, it stopped. Where was the sound? What made it?

And . . . what is the sound of one hand clapping?

San Diego in Winter | Happy New Year!

Night Rain

Cloudy Sunset

River Takes Road, My Car . . . Almost.

New Year’s Day is chilly but the sky is blue and the sun shinning.

Happy New Year!

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