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I’m curious about the electric car charging station, are they coin operated? If not, who is paying for the electricity? It would seem unfair if ‘Mayo’ was paying for it even if the amount was insignificant compared to the Clinic’s overall electric bill. Don’t get me wrong on this, I think electric cars are an excellent way to save both the ecology and money (especially if someone else is paying to charge it), in fact the more electric cars on the road the more fuel available for the huge truck I just bought. But if Mayo is going to give the person in the next cube a ‘free’ five-dollar charge so they can get home, can I get at least one of the eight gallons of fuel I use to get back and forth to work paid for?

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In the spirit of eco-friendliness, why not have the temps even lower in the ramps, lobbies, and stairwells during winter? Usually you have your coat on anyway if you are going to or from your car, and it is uncomfortable to come into a blast of hot air when you are bundled up for cold temps.

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Gregg, consider all fair and square on the requested gas rebate as your self described "big truck" takes up more than its share in the ramp and surface lots.

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@gregoryschuweiler

I’m curious about the electric car charging station, are they coin operated? If not, who is paying for the electricity? It would seem unfair if ‘Mayo’ was paying for it even if the amount was insignificant compared to the Clinic’s overall electric bill. Don’t get me wrong on this, I think electric cars are an excellent way to save both the ecology and money (especially if someone else is paying to charge it), in fact the more electric cars on the road the more fuel available for the huge truck I just bought. But if Mayo is going to give the person in the next cube a ‘free’ five-dollar charge so they can get home, can I get at least one of the eight gallons of fuel I use to get back and forth to work paid for?

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There is no free charging, at least in Arizona. The charging stations are from different vendors (ChargePoint & Blink) and the user pays for use through the corresponding smart phone app.

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Regarding the Feith Family Statuary Park – what a cool thing to notice!

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"Time away during an emergency staffing event is subject to the Attendance policy. It is up to your department to determine how to address unscheduled absence occurrences during the event". Mayo Clinic also needs to consider the other logistics in the stringent use (or abuse) of the use of "occurrences". For most employees, they have no parking and are at the mercy of public transportation. To then "ding" someone on top of it seems childish and very deflating. I can only imagine the stress that this would cause to live under this threat every day. Doesn't seem very "Mayo way" to me.

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@lisacarlson

"Time away during an emergency staffing event is subject to the Attendance policy. It is up to your department to determine how to address unscheduled absence occurrences during the event". Mayo Clinic also needs to consider the other logistics in the stringent use (or abuse) of the use of "occurrences". For most employees, they have no parking and are at the mercy of public transportation. To then "ding" someone on top of it seems childish and very deflating. I can only imagine the stress that this would cause to live under this threat every day. Doesn't seem very "Mayo way" to me.

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I suspect the answer will be to contact your supervisor and request a ride under the guaranteed ride program. Which I agree isn't feasible as taxi services are limited much less taking one to an outlying area.

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My supervisor said it was HR that determines if we get an occurrence during emergency staffing.

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@lisacarlson

"Time away during an emergency staffing event is subject to the Attendance policy. It is up to your department to determine how to address unscheduled absence occurrences during the event". Mayo Clinic also needs to consider the other logistics in the stringent use (or abuse) of the use of "occurrences". For most employees, they have no parking and are at the mercy of public transportation. To then "ding" someone on top of it seems childish and very deflating. I can only imagine the stress that this would cause to live under this threat every day. Doesn't seem very "Mayo way" to me.

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Perhaps a different way of looking at the issue of "dings"….isn't it to bad Mayo had to implement a policy that affects everyone, just because a few have abused it?

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It would appear that you have only two options in a weather emergency. Get an occurrence when you try to get the last bus home or to the shuttle lot, or call in before your shift and not have the hassle of parking or going in the ditch and be safe and sound at home for the day.. And maybe a few days after. Not sure how this eases the burden to be fully staffed in a weather event but I would think being here for 7 of your 8 hours is better than 0 of 8 hrs. There has to be a better way to handle this.

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I have to commend the ER staff for a job well done last week. We brought a family member in to be seen, and after quickly assessing their symptoms and medical history, they activated the stroke page. It was amazing seeing everyone work so quickly and cohesively. Within 20 minutes my family member was seen by several doctors, multiple nurses, taken to CT and had the results. Too often we complain about the long wait in the ER, but our family was so grateful for the experience from this ER trip.

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@amandamh

I have to commend the ER staff for a job well done last week. We brought a family member in to be seen, and after quickly assessing their symptoms and medical history, they activated the stroke page. It was amazing seeing everyone work so quickly and cohesively. Within 20 minutes my family member was seen by several doctors, multiple nurses, taken to CT and had the results. Too often we complain about the long wait in the ER, but our family was so grateful for the experience from this ER trip.

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Thank you for sharing your family's experience!! It would be great if you shared this good news with your local Patient Experience Department. This will ensure that your sentiments are shared with those involved! Thanks again for sharing!

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@gregoryschuweiler

I’m curious about the electric car charging station, are they coin operated? If not, who is paying for the electricity? It would seem unfair if ‘Mayo’ was paying for it even if the amount was insignificant compared to the Clinic’s overall electric bill. Don’t get me wrong on this, I think electric cars are an excellent way to save both the ecology and money (especially if someone else is paying to charge it), in fact the more electric cars on the road the more fuel available for the huge truck I just bought. But if Mayo is going to give the person in the next cube a ‘free’ five-dollar charge so they can get home, can I get at least one of the eight gallons of fuel I use to get back and forth to work paid for?

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I think the charging stations in front of the hosp are pay stations. However, the ones in the employee parking lot are not. Employees charge for free.

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Pareidolia is the name for your mind seeing a pattern where non exists, such as a stethoscope in a park.

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@gailszady

Gregg, consider all fair and square on the requested gas rebate as your self described "big truck" takes up more than its share in the ramp and surface lots.

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This is why as a manager in a former job I was reluctant to give anybody any perks.

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