stop smoking or be fired!

@phisha84 (286)
United States
August 26, 2008 11:56am CST
I was watching Good Morning America this morning and on there they were talking about a company called Wesco...?....Anyways they have a no smoking policy and the policy states that if their employee smokes they have two choices A: They can quit smoking and keep their job or B: Keep smoking and be fired! The employees have random test to make sure that their employees are not smoking.....and get this according to the story that was told even if the employee doesn't smoke and is around someone that smoke they will still get fired! Wow! They are doing this because they want their employees to be healthy long term employees and not have to pay medical expences......so seeing the fact of the higher medical co-pays and premiums for smokers is not detouring people who smoke to quit and the raising costs of tobacco is not effecting them, they have took matters into their own hands..... Does this effect our rights as Americans? Whats the point of having all these "Rights" if there are loupoles? And no I don't smoke and don't allow it in my house or vehicle because I don't want my children around it....And yes I have jumped many peoples butts for smoking infront of my vehicle especially when I have the air on cause it comes much easier into my car...and the person can't seem to understand what they are doing wrong.....DUH! "Go smoke in your own car, don't smoke infront of someones car especially when they have babies in the car!" So what do you guys think about this?
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@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
26 Aug 08
It is a extreme policy that is what I think.
@phisha84 (286)
• United States
26 Aug 08
why do you think its so extreme?
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
26 Aug 08
It is extreme that it not only deals with the smoking habits of his employees but the lovedso ones, family and friends as well. It is very hard to break the smoking habit now imagine to go and tell your family either you quit or I get fired. Lots of good times to be had I guess.
@pkraj111 (2459)
• India
26 Aug 08
Figured new way to fire employees right. Is it legal there!!!
@phisha84 (286)
• United States
26 Aug 08
I don't know if its legal or illegal....I'm assuming its northern u.s. and I know nothing about that company or that region of america....I live in hicktown lol we only care about corn corn and more corn and beans lol. I think america is getting picky, but thats just me I guess