Recently, I heard the Executive Director of the State Bar of Georgia mention that his job included running a parking lot. One of the benefits to membership in the State Bar of Georgia is use of free parking near Phillips Arena and the Georgia Dome (and soon to be the new home to the Falcons). The parking deck is also available for use at bar CLEs.
The parking deck was perviously manned by an actual person in a booth at the entrance and exit. When you left, there was a nice man there who looked at my bar card, took my parking ticket, and told me to drive carefully. They’ve eliminated his position and replaced him with a little machine. You also have to remember to bring your ticket inside for validation. This way is probably more efficient, but I will miss the parking lot attendant telling me to drive safely.