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My Employer says "Leave your ev at home or you go home!"

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I drove my '72 super beetle to work last week for the first time and with the encouragement of my supervisor plugged it in to an outdoor outlet to recharge. I also parked in a ride share spot to better access the power outlet.

Well, I have been given a letter saying "bring it again and we send you home" saying they feel the car is unsafe, but they don't say why. It is a 72 volt system with 12 golf cart batteries. Not rocket science but they act like it's a bomb waiting to go off. My supervisor now says he never encouraged me to do anything... to my suprise.

Anyone one else ever have this problem? Oh, I work for a government agency that is supposed to be green! :cool:
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Car fires aren't uncommon and a gasser that catch fire (open fire that is, not just smoking wires) is more or less impossible to put out before the car is a complete wreck. Here's some info you could show your employer if you like to pursue this:
I had have of my thyroid removed yesterday and now I don't feel too great. The doc said no cancer, but then he called me when I got home and said the pathologist too a second look and did find cancer so ow I have to have a second operation to remove the rest of it as well as lymp nodes and who know what for follow up.

If it's any comfort my wife's thyroid is more or less completely dysfunctional. We found out when she got more and more tired and could easily sleep more than 12 hours/day and a test proved that her TSH levels were completely shot. Now she takes pills to artificially keep the level normal, it took a few months to get the level in balance but now she's back to normal again (except the days she forget to take it, of course... :rolleyes:).

Just give it some time and you'll be ok again!
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