How are they going to enforce it? Oh, right, drug testing. Tried, true, and approved by the Courts for 30 years. Nice.
The slippery slope. I believe in being a fanatic and not giving an inch to the other side, because any inch which you give away, you never get back, and you've set a precedent for giving away some of what you want. That never turns out well for people who value freedom.
If they are private businesses, then their employment policies should be their own.
I don’t like government coming in and telling restaurants or bars whether or not they allow smoking or not. If I was to take any other position with these private enterprises, I’d be inconsistent.
Heathcare workers as a group are rather obese, in my observation.
Good for them!
I try not to hire smokers either. They are sick all the time and take too many damn breaks.
Are they going to make mandatory BMI for the fat @ss LPN’s and Nurses too? Would seem to me that’s more of a health issue than smoking. How many cigs can you smoke on a 10 hour shift vs. how many donuts can you sneak between meals!
After reading the article, I think you are right.
this is *only* a tactic in the strategy of increasing
I must admit my first reaction was “good. no more
clandestine smoking by the nursing staff.” (which I
had noticed in my modest association, years ago, with
The fact that they disqualify all those with traces
of nicotine may be medically incompetent, but I must
defer with those with expertise in that area (legitimate
medical uses of nicotine)
I wonder if, a hundred years ago approximately, smokers
were barred from hospital employment? I have no idea.
But smoking poles and contacting HIV or AIDS is perfectly okily-dokily.
So I guess this means they will also no longer be hiring people who drink alcoholic beverages?
And those who are overweight? By what measure?
And of course, they will no longer hire those who engage in risky sexual behavior, whether it be homosexual or promiscuous heterosexual?
Who will they hire, then?
Run by Seventh Day Adventists who ironically are worried about someone forcing them to follow beliefs they disagree with.
“The Force is Weak With That Bunch”.
Expect to see similar ideas to weed out other groups that are socially acceptable to discriminate against, like gun owners.