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 #64: As an employer... [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 » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 01:24 PM
Response to Reply #61
64. As an employer...
I do consider if someone is in good health if I hire them. Research has shown that smokers miss far more work than non-smokers due to illness.

If I pay to train someone, pay for workman's comp, payroll taxes, etc. I'd rather have a reliable employee that doesn't call in sick excessively.

It's not a moral issue but a bottom line/profit margin issue. My small business is not a non-profit charity, we are a for profit business and shouldn't be forced to take on low producing employees.

Smoking poses major health risks, not just lung cancer, although lung cancer is the #1 killer of women.

I had an employee recently that I had to fire because he missed so much work due to drug use. He was a very intelligent person, but he would disappear for days at a time and put us behind schedule, which costs us. We don't do drug testing and don't care what people do on their own time, but if it interferes with their productivity, we terminate them.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) 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