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 not 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/
wow

Bristol, VA

#2 Feb 4, 2013
thats crazy and discrimination ill keep on smoking !!!!!
Grandpa laws

Johnson City, TN

#3 Feb 6, 2013
The current employees are being grandfathered in and don't have to quit or be tested! How is that fair?
Wazzup

Johnson City, TN

#4 Feb 8, 2013
Wow, keep on smoking and smelling like ass. How is it crazy? It is their company and they can establish any rule they wish as long as it doesn't descriminate with regard to sex, age, or race. Yo grandpa....life ain't fair. I smoked 2 packs a day for 20 years. Quit cold turkey. If I can do it anyone can do it.
Old Fart

Gold Hill, NC

#5 Feb 8, 2013
Grandpa laws wrote:
The current employees are being grandfathered in and don't have to quit or be tested! How is that fair?
They don't have to be "fair."

When they started mandatory drug tests, and people said, "If you don't do drugs, what have you got to worry about?"

Well, folks, it's just like I said back then. If they can do this, than what will they demand next? Just like you folks said back then, "If you don't like it, simply get a job elsewhere!"

What's next, tests to see if you eat healthy foods, or if you drink beer at home on your own time? Some yoyo doctor, who has never met him, said that Chris Christie shouldn't run for president, because he's fat, and he could die in office.
Down Turn

Johnson City, TN

#6 Feb 8, 2013
They will test for overweight people next. If you are overweight they will not hire you. They need to set a good example for the community if they are in the health care field. They really care about tobacco use but they have little to say about beer or other drinks. Slowly but surely the government will control everthing about your lie from birt until death. They track what foods you buy at the present time if you use a food card from one of your local stores. "Mylowe's Card" keeps track of everything you buy at Lowe's.
funny

Bristol, TN

#7 Feb 12, 2013
I think they should just not let you have health care if you smoke. But I don't think smoking affects the way someone does their job really.
Wazzup

Kingsport, TN

#8 Feb 12, 2013
It may not effect them in doing their job but it effects those around them. I had a guy that worked for me that smoked. When he would leave my office I would be able to smell him for 10 plus minutes. Smokers spend an inordinate amount of time taking breaks in designated areas which takes them from their job. So in fact it does effect the way they do their jobs.
Mike

Louisville, TN

#9 Feb 12, 2013
Good, get those nasty people out. It does nothing but make people stink and raise the cost of insurance for everybody.
Search

Johnson City, TN

#10 Feb 13, 2013
I saw a worker at Big Break 2 in WC smoking while cleaning up around the gas pumps. I don't believe that it is safe to smoke around gas fumes. Not only that I saw two dogs running lose in Lowes' on East Stone Dr. I would hate to think what would happen if a small kid tried to pet one of them.
Old Fart

Murfreesboro, TN

#11 Feb 13, 2013
Search wrote:
I saw a worker at Big Break 2 in WC smoking while cleaning up around the gas pumps. I don't believe that it is safe to smoke around gas fumes. Not only that I saw two dogs running lose in Lowes' on East Stone Dr. I would hate to think what would happen if a small kid tried to pet one of them.
They have to smoke outdoors at gas stations, it's illegal to smoke indoors there.

You saw dogs? Were you scared?
Search

Johnson City, TN

#12 Feb 13, 2013
I thought they might fart and smell up the place. I see signs posted at gas stations thet say "Don't smoke while pumping gas". Wonder why? Most "Old Farts" whould known why and they would also know that dogs are not allowed to run lose in Kingsport. Have a good day and I hope you keep up the good work.

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