Skip to comments.Maryland Hospital Bans Employees From Smoking Anywhere On Earth
Posted on 07/09/2014 6:36:40 AM PDT by rktman
Starting next year, Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis will require potential employees to pass a drug testdetecting nicotine.
This so-called job screening will bar any applicants who smoke cigarettes, cigars, pipes, snuff, hookah, and even e-cigarettes from being eligible for employment. While the hospital already has a smoking ban on the premises and surrounding sidewalks, this policy forbids new employees from consuming tobacco anywhere, at any time.
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Maryland is a hell hole, ruled by Facist Democrats.
So this shouldn’t surprise us.
I bet they run CNN in 24/7 in the hospital.
When you interbreed plants you can get some interesting results. Same thing with memes.
Here we see the bastard offspring of the historical Puritanical streak in the country crossed with dictatorial progressivism.
Now is the time. Americans have been groomed for this sort of control. They will quietly submit.
They should tell them what to eat too, while they are at it. The employees would be healthier if they stuck to a diet strictly controlled by their employer.
Freedom is dead.
Well, in places where recreational pot use is now legal, are you going to restrict that for employees who use it on their own time? Do you seriously want high employees working in such a technical, legally litigious environment? What about other recreational drug use? Does "legal" somehow make something a "right?"
Private employers should be able to restrict whatever they want.
What’s next ... vaginal swabs to detect sexual activity ?
I suppose even nicorette would show up if they’re testing just for nicotine.
Freedom died when the rest of us had to pick up the cost for irresponsible behavior of others.
Unless of course you practice unsafe gay sex in bathhouses in your spare time. In that case, law prohibits them from doing anything except move you to the head of the hiring line.
Well I’m sure it would show up but as long as you are in a “program” to de-program you from the evil cigarettes that is approved by the employer, you may get a pass. Of course if you stay on said program for 3 or 4 years, the might get a little suspicious.
Well, there is that. Probably get a raise for being glbt(gilbert) tolerant.
companies will now HAVE to expand the ban to pot smoking.
Imagine the liability for companies which do not ban employees who pot smoke.
I am surprised insurance companies have not stepped in and denied insurance to anyone who pot smokes (for auto insurance)
> Whats next ... vaginal swabs to detect sexual activity ?
Only to ensure it’s same sex activity.
Yes, it would show up, and probably would cause the person to not be hired or to lose his/her job, even if they said it was to kick the habit. Nicotine is nicotine, in the urine. The ban probably covers ANY nicotine usage.
The linked article references Weyco, a private benefits administration firm that banned smoking for their employees anywhere on earth nearly 10 years ago.
We have plenty of freepers all in favor of employment at will (hire and fire whomsoever you choose for whatever reason), and then we have the freepers commenting on this thread.
“This is hardly news. Many employers won’t hire job candidates who smoke.”
It’s become quite common with healthcare systems, in particular. This article is from a couple of years ago, so all the data may not be up to date:
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