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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 9:01 am Reply with quoteBack to top

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Hope my boss doesn't get any ideas Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 9:08 am Reply with quoteBack to top

If I were in charge of hiring at any place of business (and it's a good thing I'm not) I would never hire smokers. At least, not for any place that's not run by a strict time clock. In my experience, they take a 15 minute break every hour, which is an hour and a half less work than everyone else. Not only bad for productivity, but morale, too. Ugh.

Not to mention the smell makes me want to vomit.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 9:18 am Reply with quoteBack to top

15 min an hour? That's rediculous. I take 5 min every two hours tops.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 9:23 am Reply with quoteBack to top

smoking sucks... i have to make my way through a huge cloud of smoke to get into my dorm building since they put a bench there so that the smokers would have a place to sit... and i'm allergic to it...

but not hiring smokers would be descrimination... you could potentially get yourself into a lawsuit by doing that...

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 9:46 am Reply with quoteBack to top

They can bill me, i'll be able to pay for it with the recoverd productivity. Besides, potential productivity is one of the things you can discriminate for. If I have two good candidates, one who works 8 hours a day, the other 6.5. or even a mediocre worker at 8 hours that won't kill morale, guess who gets hired.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 9:51 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Something smells like bullshit to me. It doesn't take fifteen minutes to smoke a cigarette, unless you're doing it in a group. In which case, you're either talking about work (good) or just hanging out -- comparable to a game of foosball I suppose.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 10:35 am Reply with quoteBack to top

They segragate us into our own section of a building in the name of public health. They kick us outside to smoke in the name of public health. They bitch because we smoke near the entrances of buildings. I'm beginning to feel as hasseled as an African American in 1940's North Carolina.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 10:50 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Justice has been served.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 11:12 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Well Ed, when one of your friends is brutally beaten and then murdered by a lynch mob, maybe then we can talk.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 11:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I'd like to see it NOT get to that point.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 11:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I gotta agree with Uty, that was a really tasteless and terrible analogy. That being said, I personally am still annoyed that moronic anti-smoking law was passed in the state. It really shows you how truly screwed-up the state government is.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 11:45 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Yeah, I crossed a line with that one. It does seem that the current anti-smoking trend is getting a little rediculous though. Can't society let us smokers kill ourselves in peace? We'll allow ourselves to be segragated to a point, we generally try not to offend.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 12:04 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

i think the point of anti-smoking laws is to prevent smokers from slowly killing non-smokers along with themselves... although the laws discriminate... they protect people from a preventable danger at the same time...

personally, i say kill yourselves if you want to, but don't take me down with you...

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 12:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Gannondwarf wrote:
i think the point of anti-smoking laws is to prevent smokers from slowly killing non-smokers along with themselves... although the laws discriminate... they protect people from a preventable danger at the same time...

personally, i say kill yourselves if you want to, but don't take me down with you...


Granted, but its been taken too far. Just because you can smell some cirgarette smoke in the air once in a while, doesn't mean its gonna kill you.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 12:22 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Smokers often can forget how annoying their smoke is to non-smokers. I want you to picture going on a date -- you've taken a nice girl to a nice restaurant. And fucking Fran Dresher with that ungodly annoying laugh of hers sits down at your table, refusing to leave, each word indicating a subtle death wish. That's about how annoying the smoke is to others.

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