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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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I think I did hear of at least one other guy having this problem. People can be quite ignorant about these things but the sad truth is we are still just an eccentric minority with hopes and dreams of changing the world.

Yeah, I'd call that unsafe.:mad:

Funny how the specifically say not to bring it at all and not simply to stop recharging. Almost sounds like they are looking for a reason to fire you. Hope I'm wrong.
I think Ian has the best idea so far. Be polite and don't escalate anything.

The formal letter is excellent because it could be used as legal evidence later on.
Umm... yeh... if you have no balls whatsoever, this is the approach you should take. If you call yourself a man however, drive whatever the hell you want so long as it's leagally registered. Just don't plug in and "steal" their electricity even if it's a few cents a day. If theu fire you, sue them AND notify the media. See how quickly they change their minds.
You can still do that, but by looking harmless and showing "no balls" as you put it, you get them to talk more and possibly incriminate themselves some more. Once you raise your voice, you are in for a fight. Timing is everything and you need to pick your battles wisely.
Let us know how it all turns out. Just be careful to make sure that you can't be identified from what you are posting here.
Sheesh, sounds as if you have bigger problems to deal with than what you drive to work. Hope it all goes well for you.
Dang.....+1 on that!:(
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