F word to you, Clipper Card

3 08 2010

This perfect Hendricks martini just turned my day around, no thanks to your horrible transition from paper passes for WageWorks folks that involves me paying out of pocket for my travel despite having paid $70 already for my August pass.

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8 responses

5 08 2010
ALH

Remind us again what is in this martini, please? Other than bliss?

5 08 2010
erlthegirl

2 oz Hendricks gin and a healthy splash of Dolin dry vermouth, shaken or stirred aggressively with ice, and poured over a twist of lemon cut over the glass. Perfect.

5 08 2010
aneesa

i’m confused. are you on wageworks and you switched early? or you already had translink? if so, did it use to work? should i have used the word “used” in the last sentence? if you are using wageworks to load your clipper card, how does it work–do they send you a debit card that you use to load your clipper account at a pay station? also i agree the whole system is bull because you can use a demagnetized fastpass on bart/muni but can’t board with a defective clipper card! (although so far i have seen bus drivers let you).

6 08 2010
erlthegirl

I did switch early. As an HR lady I like to trouble shoot things before I make my emps deal with them. : ) So the August pass was to be my first use of the Clipper card…and the deal is that WageWorks sends my $70 to Clipper and I then have a pass on my Clipper card. Unfortunately: http://www.munidiaries.com/2010/08/03/clipper-and-wageworks-off-to-a-rocky-start/

If only MUNI trouble shot things ahead of time.

6 08 2010
aneesa

“WageWorks told its clients that rather than waiting until November…”

Lucky me, I didn’t get the memo! Tried to find a reference to Clipper on the WageWords site but couldn’t.

6 08 2010
aneesa

Just saw this, which before I read your blog I thought was the only option:

“For those who use WageWorks or literally any other commuter benefits company: ask for a debit card. I’ve used automatic transfer of funds from Commuter Check and Clipper, and they’ve sometimes didn’t post my funds it until it was too late. Using a special debit card allows you to use the automated add value machines for instant funding of the card (no more 72 hour delays).” (http://www.akit.org/2010/08/clipper-and-wageworks-not-happy.html)

6 08 2010
erlthegirl

It’s all still under Translink on the WageWorks site…

6 08 2010
aneesa

i think i love you HR lady.

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