About 1980 when I was working part-time as a medical scientist at Benalla Hospital, the carparking for staff became very difficult because there were insufficient spaces in the street. I don't know how it came about, but the hospital decided to provide off-street parking for staff. A great idea for a few weeks until we found that the carpark was full before the staff arrived at 8.30am. How could this be? With some research it became apparent that the workers at the carpet factory opposite the hospital, were using our carpark and they started work at 8.00am. This did not seem fair so I thought that an approach to the union steward would be the best option. Wrong! Nothing was done. I was not to be defeated so easily so I started a petition to the Manager, and in no time the problem was solved and we had our carpark back.