Parking. Specifically, paying to park. I absolutely detest having to pay to park. I pay $75 a month to park at this new downtown office building where Expedia decided to move their HQ. There is so much more that I could do with that $75 than pay for my car to sit in a tiny space next to a bunch of other cars. Not only do I have to pay this amount, but if I'm not at the office before 7am I have to park really far underneath the building. Expedians have to park starting at level C. If I don't get here before 7 am I have to go to Level D. I have had, on several occasions, to park as far down as Level F. It then takes 5 minutes just to get out of the parking lot. I only live 10 minutes from work so an extra 50% commute is added just for parking. Why is this necessary? If an employer wants you to work for them, they should make it easy for you to do so.
Not only do I have to pay to park at work, but almost any time we go downtown Seattle to do anything fun, we have to pay at least $10 to park. So frustrating! Even if we are going to do something free, it's not really free because of parking. You also have to build in extra time to whatever you do just to find a parking space. Aaargh. This is the number 1 reason I don't like living in a big city.