Wednesday, February 09, 2005


If you smoke you could get fired!

Just read a very interesting article about a company in Michigan that will be testing its workers for smoking.  If they fail the test they will get fired.   To read the article just click the link below.

AOL News - Company's Smoking Ban Means Off-Hours, Too

One of the things that really gets on my nerves is the fact that the owner/boss of the company says that "If you don't like the rules then quit!".

One of the reasons I am so glad that I work from home!

According to the article 4 people have already quit rather than having to go thru the testing.  It's not just that you can't smoke at work - you can't smoke at all!

It is a very interesting article and apparently this isn't the first company that has taken to doing this.  Thankfully its not an issue for me because I work at home but I would love to see what others have to say about this.

Hi Smoker,
This is a very important issue, and I'm glad that you posted this article. I am a tobacco control researcher at a School of Public Health, and I find no public health justification for making personal, lawful behavior conducted off-the-job a criterion for employment decisions. You may be interested to see a post I wrote on my Tobacco News Analysis blog concerning this very issue .

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