You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #17: I breathe the toxic air around me, which is hazardous to my health and [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
proReality Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-05 05:03 PM
Response to Original message
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?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
  -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 
 

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC