Commuter Spotlight: Yumi Wong, GEICO Carpooler
Yumi Wong is a regular participant in the carpool program at GEICO’s Tucson regional office. She learned about the program from coworkers and HR communication. Through other GEICO employees, Yumi found carpool partners and now carpools on a regular basis.
“Three team members live on the northwest side of town near me. Carpooling was one of the easiest ways Commuter Spotlight: Yumi Wong, GEICO Carpooler to save money, as well as save a parking space,” she said. “[It’s] not always easy to get a spot.”
She likes to carpool because it creates less wear and tear on her vehicle, less money is spent on gas and it leaves less of a carbon footprint. It also makes it easier to schedule routine maintenance for her own car, and she gets to know coworkers outside of work.
“[I like to] meditate, eat breakfast, pay bills online, catch up on emails – one can accomplish a lot during the 30 minute commute,” she said.
Once in a while, she prefers alone time. On those days, she drives herself to work, though those days are “few and far between.”