WICHITA — A policy change related to employee cafeteria discounts led to a minor Facebook dustup for Via Christi Health this week.
Employees no longer will receive discounts at any of Via Christi’s cafeterias.
“It’s a cost-savings measure,” says Judy Espinoza, chief human resource officer.
Also, she says there were a range of discounts depending on locations, and some sites didn’t have any.
“It was very inconsistent.”
After the change was announced, some employees took to Via Christi’s main Facebook page to complain.
“It was very obvious the employees did not know they were on the public page,” Espinoza says. “You could tell from the language.”
Also, she says some comments tagged employees who weren’t part of the conversation although they appeared to be.
“That kind of crosses the line,” Espinoza says.
“I’m not a Facebook savvy person,” she says, but if she were caught in a similar situation, “I’d just be mortified.”
She says Via Christi made the decision to remove the comments after one employee who was tagged expressed concern.