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proReality Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-05 05:03 PM
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17. I breathe the toxic air around me, which is hazardous to my health and
my employers health care costs. When will I be told to stop breathing?
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  -Company demands workers give up smoking to keep jobs Thom Little  Dec-10-05 03:20 PM   #0 
  - As an ex-smoker, I'm kinda torn on this.  Liberal Veteran   Dec-10-05 03:25 PM   #1 
  - We are becoming slaves to our corporate masters  slay   Dec-11-05 11:40 AM   #59 
     - It's more accurate to say we are becoming slaves to PC  Psephos   Dec-12-05 12:51 PM   #63 
     - oh that's nothing  Rich Hunt   Dec-12-05 05:44 PM   #71 
     - Chicago and New York have bans too..and that worries me  peaceatallcosts   Dec-12-05 03:40 PM   #67 
     - the problem I believe  Rich Hunt   Dec-12-05 05:51 PM   #72 
        - I hear you...and good luck with your current situation  Psephos   Dec-12-05 08:20 PM   #81 
     - When a company is paying most if not all of your health insurance...  YellowRubberDuckie   Dec-12-05 06:36 PM   #78 
  - So the obese people will be forced to go on diets too  proud2Blib   Dec-10-05 03:29 PM   #2 
  - And they should do sneak and peek searches...  Liberal Veteran   Dec-10-05 03:36 PM   #4 
     - They had another thread on this last night  proud2Blib   Dec-10-05 03:39 PM   #5 
  - I do not like this  MuseRider   Dec-10-05 03:35 PM   #3 
  - This kinda crap is why we need universal health care.  Liberal Veteran   Dec-10-05 03:48 PM   #9 
  - I could not agree more. n/t  MuseRider   Dec-10-05 03:52 PM   #11 
  - Is it inevitable that even under single payer health care smokers will  heidler1   Dec-10-05 05:53 PM   #24 
  - What would stop the government from doing the same thing?  Mr.Green93   Dec-10-05 06:51 PM   #29 
  - Well, would you rather have the government nosing in?  mrbassman03   Dec-10-05 07:28 PM   #33 
     - At least the government couldn't fire me from my job....  Liberal Veteran   Dec-10-05 08:04 PM   #41 
  - Now it's 1984, knockknockknock on your front door  warrens   Dec-12-05 12:33 PM   #62 
  - it doesn't, however...  Rich Hunt   Dec-12-05 05:56 PM   #73 
  - It is a legal product. This is blatantly illegal.  truebrit71   Dec-10-05 03:39 PM   #6 
  - I don't support this policy but it is NOT illegal.  mondo joe   Dec-10-05 03:43 PM   # 
  - I'm curious, though.  kgfnally   Dec-10-05 11:40 PM   #50 
  - How can a company LEGALLY tell you what to do when you're off the clock..?  truebrit71   Dec-12-05 12:18 PM   #60 
  - I am sure you could tell them you will pay your own health care expenses  Toots   Dec-10-05 06:28 PM   #26 
  - Look out! Soon we'll not be able to get a job because we:  unpossibles   Dec-10-05 03:43 PM   #7 
  - Great points. Universal healthcare coverage  Warpy   Dec-10-05 03:50 PM   #10 
     - yeah  unpossibles   Dec-10-05 04:17 PM   #13 
     - But....  mrbassman03   Dec-10-05 07:30 PM   #34 
  - This is not the first time this has happened...  TreasonousBastard   Dec-10-05 03:47 PM   #8 
  - That would be very interesting.  MuseRider   Dec-10-05 03:54 PM   #12 
  - Amen to your last line, there!  Castilleja   Dec-10-05 08:53 PM   #46 
  - I hate smoking - but smokers have the right to smoke and work.  geckosfeet   Dec-10-05 04:39 PM   #14 
  - geckosfeet, and fat people should paying higher health rates too  sweetladybug   Dec-10-05 07:02 PM   #31 
     - Well...  mrbassman03   Dec-10-05 07:39 PM   # 
     - mrbassman03, I was being sarcastic. But none of us are perfect so IF  sweetladybug   Dec-10-05 08:04 PM   #42 
     - At my company if you don't exercise you don't get a discount....  YellowRubberDuckie   Dec-12-05 06:42 PM   #79 
  - the 'land of the free' became the land of wtf'!  pretzel4gore   Dec-10-05 04:44 PM   #15 
  - You will lose your job if your spouse or a family member smokes  wiley   Dec-10-05 04:58 PM   #16 
  - oh hell, they're already privately doing that  Rich Hunt   Dec-10-05 05:03 PM   #18 
  - Small steps on the way to book banning.  tabasco   Dec-10-05 07:32 PM   #36 
  - I breathe the toxic air around me, which is hazardous to my health and  proReality   Dec-10-05 05:03 PM   #17 
  - Sets a bad precedent  bluestateguy   Dec-10-05 05:08 PM   #19 
  - Welcome to the corporate plantation! n/t  QC   Dec-10-05 05:19 PM   #20 
  - If you agree with drug testing, you shouldn't have a problem with this.  gulfcoastliberal   Dec-10-05 05:32 PM   #21 
  - well, drugs are illegal...  mrbassman03   Dec-10-05 07:32 PM   #35 
  - So if you get a speeding ticket or cited for double parking while off the  gulfcoastliberal   Dec-11-05 10:38 AM   #56 
  - I asked the same thing the other night.  LincolnMcGrath   Dec-11-05 10:59 AM   #57 
  - I hope every fired smoker sues for disability pymts  leftstreet   Dec-10-05 05:37 PM   #22 
  - This is a Freaking Joke  Crisco   Dec-10-05 05:49 PM   #23 
  - There's an existing term for this concept  Prisoner_Number_Six   Dec-10-05 06:25 PM   #25 
  - They Should Demand Those WITHOUT Herpes IMMEDIATELY Stop Having SEX!  matcom   Dec-10-05 06:29 PM   #27 
  - as a lifestyle issue, i think this is ridulous.  MalachiConstant   Dec-10-05 06:33 PM   #28 
  - Does this mean  Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel   Dec-10-05 07:01 PM   #30 
  - Meet Jim Hagedorn - CEO, Scotts Company  oioioi   Dec-10-05 08:33 PM   #44 
  - While I have no hope that my opinion will count  ninkasi   Dec-10-05 07:21 PM   #32 
  - "Will it make a difference to them?" You say, no it won't. But I think  Peace Patriot   Dec-12-05 05:28 PM   #68 
  - So I Quit Smoking Over A Year Ago  bhuddaboy   Dec-10-05 07:39 PM   #37 
  - Intrusion Starts at the Top  badgervan   Dec-10-05 07:53 PM   #38 
  - Don't do it!  Blue in Portland   Dec-10-05 09:24 PM   #48 
  - Milord demands much of his serfs  mitchum   Dec-10-05 07:55 PM   #39 
  - While I certainly encourage people to quit smoking ...  Akoto   Dec-10-05 07:57 PM   #40 
  - Bad. Bad stuff. No way about it  JoFerret   Dec-10-05 08:16 PM   #43 
  - a company that makes such demands ...  Rich Hunt   Dec-12-05 05:59 PM   #74 
  - This is really starting to get out of hand.  Castilleja   Dec-10-05 08:49 PM   #45 
  - The place where I work  DeadManInc   Dec-10-05 09:01 PM   #47 
  - The state I work for charges we smokers an extra $80 a month for insurance  mitchum   Dec-10-05 09:26 PM   #49 
  - My dad lives near a Scott's plant, and his area has an unbelievably high  Lorien   Dec-11-05 12:25 AM   #51 
  - Corporate pollution  Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel   Dec-11-05 06:26 AM   #52 
  - If you are over weight or you ....  Hotler   Dec-11-05 08:16 AM   #53 
  - organization is the only way to fight these people.  SlavesandBulldozers   Dec-11-05 09:06 AM   #54 
  - This is ridiculous.  drm604   Dec-11-05 09:07 AM   #55 
  - Hatred and division generally eat themselves.  susanna   Dec-12-05 10:05 PM   #82 
  - This will not happen at my work.  LincolnMcGrath   Dec-11-05 11:01 AM   #58 
  - how will the company know  sabbat hunter   Dec-12-05 12:29 PM   #61 
  - Nicotine tests.  kgfnally   Dec-12-05 01:01 PM   #64 
     - I thought it was a swab inside the mouth  arikara   Dec-12-05 06:09 PM   #76 
  - Miracle-Gro is a toxic chemical probably leading to cancer  electron_blue   Dec-12-05 01:11 PM   #65 
  - I doubt Miracle-Gro causes 150,000 lung cancer deaths a year  megatherium   Dec-12-05 05:39 PM   #69 
  - You're probalby right, but what's your point?  electron_blue   Dec-12-05 06:23 PM   #77 
  - I think that is my problem with this action...  susanna   Dec-12-05 10:10 PM   #83 
  - Ironic, coming from a company that makes weed-killer and other chemicals  noonwitch   Dec-12-05 02:36 PM   #66 
  - My sister's dogs...  susanna   Dec-12-05 10:20 PM   #84 
  - I think it's illegal. I wish my company would.........  Joey Liberal   Dec-12-05 05:42 PM   #70 
  - Is the company gonna help these smokers knock the habit?  0007   Dec-12-05 06:04 PM   #75 
  - Outrageous. I'm a nonsmoker, but this is outrageous.  Hekate   Dec-12-05 07:09 PM   #80 
  - Hide your beer, wine and liquor -  lynne   Dec-12-05 10:22 PM   #85 

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