S.C. bill would allow employers to reject smokers

Apr 9, 2013 Full story: WYFF-TV Greenville 6

"This particular group does get picked on and I hate it," Bryant told News 4's Tim Waller.

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What I Think

Winnipeg, Canada

#1 Apr 9, 2013
Its wonderful how governments protects citizens from them self, especially the smokers who are mentally ill.
Smoke Free Forever

Atlanta, GA

#2 Apr 10, 2013
Yea, it's long overdue. The costs are so much higher with smokers vs non smokers.

Letís talk major loss of work when a smoker goes out and smokes every hour. We added it up and the average smoker wastes 8 hour every two weeks. Add that up over a year, times the number of smokers you have in your business. Talk about some lost productivity!! How and why do we allow it? What if the non-smokers decided to go out and take a break every hour?
I did ask one lady who goes out with the smokers but doesn't smoke why she goes out and she said, "The smokers used to say to her, answer the phones while I'm out smoking and that was the last straw. If you can't beat them join them."

I work in a 5 floor professional office building and it seems the smokers are constantly on the elevator taking smoke breaks. Up and Down, Up and Down, Electricity to run the elevators, added wear and maintenance on elevators, added carpet cleaning for the foot traffic in and out of the building, added wear and replacement of the carpet. Cost to clean up after the smokers outside, seems the butts never get put in the proper receptacles, added cost of the receptacles, etc, etc, etc. Make it stop!!!
Smokin Joe

Belmont, NC

#3 Apr 10, 2013
If you would just quit working there it would save the company a ton of money. And no one would have to listen to your griping ass!
Smoke Free Forever

Atlanta, GA

#4 Apr 11, 2013
Smokin Joe wrote:
If you would just quit working there it would save the company a ton of money. And no one would have to listen to your griping ass!
Real intelligent come back. Wonder why smokers are losing ground everyday? Keep your foolishness up and you'll be smoking next to the dumpster in your trailer park!
ItsAFact

Hagerstown, MD

#5 Apr 11, 2013
Smoke Free dines in dumpster at Springfield State Mental Hospital.
ItsAFart

Winnipeg, Canada

#6 Apr 11, 2013
ItsAFact wrote:
Smoke Free dines in dumpster at Springfield State Mental Hospital.
No doubt he pushes you out of the way first.

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