Do workplaces favour smokers?

@ricki_911 (19950)
Toronto, Ontario
March 2, 2018 6:46pm CST
I was reading this article. I said yes as i have had this as do pregnent workers are favoured specifically with breaks. I never say anything in work places as you get catty comments (as i've seen with coworkers in the past). I was reading the comments all smokers said no and non smokers said yes. When i was a supervisor many smokers would whine wnd go can i go for a smoke yet expected their 15 min breaks as well. So what i would do is sure you can for a smoke but change all garbages or clean the parking lot while doing so. Not a break but they can dmoke doing so, but were still working.
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@mydanods (6747)
• Nigeria
3 Mar
I have never worked with a smoker before so I cannot really say. I think here it would be seen as being lazy if you had to ask for a break just to smoke. Just my opinion.
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@ricki_911 (19950)
• Toronto, Ontario
3 Mar
I agree it is! I find most smokers take more breaks and lack a work ethic.
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@mydanods (6747)
• Nigeria
3 Mar
@ricki_911 No employer would like that. Maybe that is why most smokers don't request for one. Where I work, nobody has requested for a smoking break. I think that individual would be seen as someone who has an addiction.
@sjvg1976 (18403)
• Delhi, India
4 Mar
Taking break for 3-4 minutes for smoking in my opinion is okay.
@ricki_911 (19950)
• Toronto, Ontario
5 Mar
But as well as their 15 minute legal breaks?. Yet, those who dont smoke dont get those breaks and do more work for the smokers.
• United States
5 Mar
i always smoke on my 15 minute break..i don't try to take more because i want to get done and go home..
@jstory07 (71130)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 Mar
Where I worked the smokers had to wait until their break and than go outside when they smoked.