Humana of Ohio won't hire smokers

Humana of Ohio won't hire smokers

There are 9 comments on the The Courier-Journal story from Jun 16, 2009, titled Humana of Ohio won't hire smokers. In it, The Courier-Journal reports that:

CINCINNATI - Humana of Ohio will require all new employees who smoke to quit the habit.

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Since: Aug 08

Golden Valley,Az.

#1 Jun 16, 2009
Their loss, I have been working since I was 12, 54 years and The better workers are smokers. Seems the companies only want yes people and do not care if they do nothing. Most of the a$$ kissers are non-smokers.
amazed

Mansfield, OH

#2 Jun 16, 2009
I've been boycotting Scotts products since they banned workers who smoke...lawn looks great with hardware store brands at a fraction of the cost too.

I would voice my opinion when Scotts sent me their postage paid solicitations...took them over a year to get me off their mailing list. I look forward to Humana contacting me about their insurance products.

Humana better not be hiring fatties...they don't convey a healthy lifestyle, cost more to insure, and waste too much time at the vending machines and in HR narcing out the smokers.
FLOYD

Elyria, OH

#3 Jun 17, 2009
Smokers waste a lot of time at work. They are a large drain on group health insurance. Their constant "smoke breaks" are an unproductive waste of time.

Some towns in California now have banned smoking in apartments where the non-smokers can be affected by the toxic fumes. At least California got this right.

Smokers have finally been reduced to second class citizens. It should have happened sooner.

WOW

Bronx, NY

#4 Jun 17, 2009
What a stupid way to run a company. they do not care if they employ people who can do their job right and make them money but they will not hire because you may smoke. it is probably OK if you are a drunk or child abuser but DO NOT SMOKE..

Since: Aug 08

Golden Valley,Az.

#5 Jun 17, 2009
FLOYD wrote:
Smokers waste a lot of time at work. They are a large drain on group health insurance. Their constant "smoke breaks" are an unproductive waste of time.
Some towns in California now have banned smoking in apartments where the non-smokers can be affected by the toxic fumes. At least California got this right.
Smokers have finally been reduced to second class citizens. It should have happened sooner.
All against the constitution. We are no longer a free country. So if you think Calif. did it right you are a communist not an American.

“KISS THIS SMOKERS BUTT”

Since: Jun 08

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#6 Jun 17, 2009
I had Humana, I have now fired them LOL
Trying to Understand

North East, MD

#7 Jun 17, 2009
And this isn't discrimination?
GEORGE

Elyria, OH

#8 Jun 18, 2009
azmac wrote:
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All against the constitution. We are no longer a free country. So if you think Calif. did it right you are a communist not an American.
You can call people anything you want but at least most people are smart enough not to smoke.

Smokers are a dwindling minority with a sucidal habit. The majority of people no longer want to breath in and share your filthy habit.

Thankfully Ohio voters have kicked smoking out of most, if not all, public places. Its a great place to live now.

Since: Aug 08

Golden Valley,Az.

#9 Jun 18, 2009
GEORGE wrote:
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You can call people anything you want but at least most people are smart enough not to smoke.
Smokers are a dwindling minority with a sucidal habit. The majority of people no longer want to breath in and share your filthy habit.
Thankfully Ohio voters have kicked smoking out of most, if not all, public places. Its a great place to live now.
So you prefer breathing car exhaust which puts out millions of times the same stuff as a cigarette. Car exhaust can kill in minutes.
2/3 of all cancer deaths are non-smokers.
Smokers hold the longevity record many times over. Damn how did we do that if smoking is such a killer.

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