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Mountain States Health Alliance Says NO SMOKERS

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For Real

Morristown, TN

#1 Feb 4, 2013
Have u seen on Mountain States Health Alliance website they are no hiring anyone who smokes and will be testing for nicotine..

Effective March 1, 2013 Mountain States Health Alliance does not hire individuals who use tobacco or nicotine products and as part of the hiring process will test for these products.

go to the website and see for yourself.
https://msha.teds.com/teds-recruitment/
Mike

Johnson City, TN

#2 Feb 4, 2013
It will be just a matter of time before all employers will be doing this.
Asthma

Johnson City, TN

#3 Feb 4, 2013
Good!
wHaT

Franklin, NC

#4 Feb 5, 2013
For Real wrote:
Have u seen on Mountain States Health Alliance website they are no hiring anyone who smokes and will be testing for nicotine..

Effective March 1, 2013 Mountain States Health Alliance does not hire individuals who use tobacco or nicotine products and as part of the hiring process will test for these products.

go to the website and see for yourself.
https://msha.teds.com/teds-recruitment/
They are a health care provider. They shouldn't allow their employees to smoke. It affects the health of the patients. Think of a person with a lung condition... The patient would be sensitive to smells & the smell would effect them. I support this!
For Real

Nashville, TN

#5 Feb 5, 2013
what they do on their own time is their own time. What if they are at home?
Pop

Nashville, TN

#6 Feb 5, 2013
For Real wrote:
what they do on their own time is their own time. What if they are at home?
I think the posts were referring to smoking at work. I have personally seen what could have been excellent employees terminated because they would spend every 15 minutes in the smoking area, they smell and had a lot of absences due to health problems. It is not illegal for employers to refuse to hire someone because they smoke in Tennessee. One more incentive to quit.
nonsmoker

Sevierville, TN

#7 Feb 5, 2013
For Real wrote:
what they do on their own time is their own time. What if they are at home?
I have lung problems & if I'm at the Dr or the hospital, I can't tolerate the smell of smoke. Smokers are selfish people. They don't care about how it effects others! I hope everyone follows msha on this stand against this nasty sh!t!
Evastavaya

Elizabethton, TN

#8 Feb 5, 2013
What about all the obese managers? Bad example for
patients...think..LOL not to mention nurses too..
Marsha 86

Johnson City, TN

#9 Feb 5, 2013
Smartest thing they ever did. I hate the way smokers smell.
Nancy

Knoxville, TN

#10 Feb 5, 2013
At least they'll still hire drunks.
wow

Bristol, VA

#11 Feb 5, 2013
i could care less what people think about me smoking piss on them ill smoke one right now lol
Bruno

Jonesborough, TN

#12 Feb 5, 2013
wow wrote:
i could care less what people think about me smoking piss on them ill smoke one right now lol
Dead Man Walkin
wow

Bristol, VA

#13 Feb 5, 2013
Bruno wrote:
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Dead Man Walkin
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MSHA Dictators

Johnson City, TN

#14 Feb 6, 2013
Evastavaya wrote:
What about all the obese managers? Bad example for
patients...think..LOL not to mention nurses too..
YEAH! I say piss test em for Doritos and cup cakes too!!
Cheese Puff Daddy

Southbury, CT

#15 Feb 6, 2013
Like above post stated, if people can't be smokers as they should be "Examples of good health" then all obese employees should be terminated also. Hell, why they're at it, make employees follow strict diets and make a marathon run part of the employment process. Hold on, we're on a roll, lets require all candidates to be blue eyed blonde headed pure Arians too. Also, no black people, that Afro smell kinda turns my stomach..
Pop

Nashville, TN

#16 Feb 6, 2013
Cheese Puff Daddy wrote:
Like above post stated, if people can't be smokers as they should be "Examples of good health" then all obese employees should be terminated also. Hell, why they're at it, make employees follow strict diets and make a marathon run part of the employment process. Hold on, we're on a roll, lets require all candidates to be blue eyed blonde headed pure Arians too. Also, no black people, that Afro smell kinda turns my stomach..
Ah, a smoker demanding some rights. Smoke at home, not at work. Nobody is paying you for being in the smoking area. Nobody wants to smell an ash tray everywhere you walk. Smoking isn't acceptable any longer, face it.
Lee

Johnson City, TN

#17 Feb 6, 2013
No one is asking to be paid to go outside and smoke, but what people do on their off time is their business. Guess they can't have a beer or glass of wine when they go home either.
wow

United States

#18 Feb 6, 2013
Pop wrote:
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Ah, a smoker demanding some rights. Smoke at home, not at work. Nobody is paying you for being in the smoking area. Nobody wants to smell an ash tray everywhere you walk. Smoking isn't acceptable any longer, face it.
this is still a free country and i dont care who likes it or not its my business not yours!!! anyd as long as there for sale i will buy them . and for futher more if you dont like it stay away from it but dont try to tell people how to live there lives
lulz

Manchester, TN

#19 Feb 6, 2013
how is this not discrimination? Anymore so than not hiring someone because they are gay,black, muslim etc? I understand it's a private business, but it seems discriminatory to me.
JCD

Johnson City, TN

#20 Feb 6, 2013
Pop wrote:
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Ah, a smoker demanding some rights. Smoke at home, not at work. Nobody is paying you for being in the smoking area. Nobody wants to smell an ash tray everywhere you walk. Smoking isn't acceptable any longer, face it.
Well aren't you all nice and smug. I've really only got one thing to say about you and your opinion... Go f**k yourself.

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