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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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Well, this all took place in Bellingham, Washington. For my sake, I won't name what agency I work for, but they have a large part in alternative transportation in our region.

It has been suggested that I just park across the street and forget about it, but I want to win now. I am going to have a modified vehicle expert from the Washington State Patrol inspect the car and if they say it is safe and legal for the road then it's back to management with a letter. If they still say no then I call th ACLU!

My cousin helped me with the conversion and he wants to call the TV stations, but I want him to wait until I give the State Patrol experts a chance to look at it and inform my agency it is ok.
If they would tell me what they feel is unsafe, then I would be able to address their concerns. Since they won't I am left to guess.

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.

I'm not gonna let the bastards win, but I'm goona be unable to do much for a while. The good news is that I have a cancer policy that will pay me $5,000 that my wife does not know about! Some new LiFePo's would look really nice about now!
Yes, They put it in writing. I have made sure I don't lose it. As to the cancer, I don't plan on giving up, so since I'm gonna be here I might as well have a great set of batteries!
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