Your Cigarette-Smoking Coworker Costs...

Your Cigarette-Smoking Coworker Costs $5,800 Extra Each Year

There are 16 comments on the Albany Times Union story from Jun 4, 2013, titled Your Cigarette-Smoking Coworker Costs $5,800 Extra Each Year. In it, Albany Times Union reports that:

Smoking doesn't just damage smokers and people who spend time with them. It also hurts the bottom line for companies that employ smokers.

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HowzBoutDat

Hagerstown, MD

#2 Jun 6, 2013
Funny how this was never ever an issue until indoor smoking was banned. Repeal the smoking bans and fire all the anti-smoking time wasting whiners and America will finally regain it's productivity and economic strength.
HowzBoutDat

Hagerstown, MD

#3 Jun 6, 2013
Note: "Should work 9 hrs" should have been working instead of wasting employers resources posting tripe on Topix.
Smokers R Ugly

Winnipeg, Canada

#4 Jun 6, 2013
HowzBoutDat wrote:
Funny how this was never ever an issue until indoor smoking was banned. Repeal the smoking bans and fire all the anti-smoking time wasting whiners and America will finally regain it's productivity and economic strength.
You must be one of those cow orkers they talk about. Moo Moo..cough cough hack...
Smokers Stink

Winnipeg, Canada

#6 Jun 7, 2013
Should work 9 hrs wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm on here when the smokers in my office go outside to smoke. It's only fair!!! Another added expense to employers because of the smokers. Why should I answer all the phones when those smoking assholes are out bullshitting and smoking several times a day. I also have habits but they don't interfere with my work. Then the smokers come in and they smell like crap, I should walk through a chicken farm before I come to work. Sad thing is the smokers couldn't smell chicken shit if it was on the end of their nose. And they wonder why employer's today don't hire smokers!!!
Absolutely correct.
HowzBoutDat

Hagerstown, MD

#7 Jun 7, 2013
Should work 9 hrs wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm on here when the smokers in my office go outside to smoke. It's only fair!!! Another added expense to employers because of the smokers. Why should I answer all the phones when those smoking assholes are out bullshitting and smoking several times a day. I also have habits but they don't interfere with my work. Then the smokers come in and they smell like crap, I should walk through a chicken farm before I come to work. Sad thing is the smokers couldn't smell chicken shit if it was on the end of their nose. And they wonder why employer's today don't hire smokers!!!
So you're another added expense to your employer and you have the nerve to blame it on others. I'll bet you voted for Obama ten times in the last election also. You're not only a whiner, you're a internet addict (troll) and a admitted thief. Your judgement day will be coming up much sooner than you think and you'll be smoking where you are going.

DS2BU.
Benny

Winnipeg, Canada

#8 Jun 7, 2013
HowzBoutDat wrote:
<quoted text>
So you're another added expense to your employer and you have the nerve to blame it on others. I'll bet you voted for Obama ten times in the last election also. You're not only a whiner, you're a internet addict (troll) and a admitted thief. Your judgement day will be coming up much sooner than you think and you'll be smoking where you are going.
DS2BU.
wat a kweer
Should work 9 hrs

Duluth, GA

#9 Jun 11, 2013
HowzBoutDat wrote:
<quoted text>
So you're another added expense to your employer and you have the nerve to blame it on others. I'll bet you voted for Obama ten times in the last election also. You're not only a whiner, you're a internet addict (troll) and a admitted thief. Your judgement day will be coming up much sooner than you think and you'll be smoking where you are going.
DS2BU.
Sorry A-hole, I'm a Republican. Remember only about 20% of the U.S. Population smokes so you have a lot of R's, I's and D's that side with me. I do have a question for you. How many wheels hold up your house?
HowzBoutDat

Frederick, MD

#10 Jun 12, 2013
There's that lying dumbocRAT sack of monkey poop "Should work 9 hrs" wasting more of its employers limited resources and makig a fool of itself on Topix again. Keep it up dimwit and your employer will soon give you 168 hrs/week of your own time to F' up!
Smokers R Ugly

Winnipeg, Canada

#11 Jun 12, 2013
HowzBoutDat wrote:
There's that lying dumbocRAT sack of monkey poop "Should work 9 hrs" wasting more of its employers limited resources and makig a fool of itself on Topix again. Keep it up dimwit and your employer will soon give you 168 hrs/week of your own time to F' up!
Phag
DUH IM HowzBoutDat

Winnipeg, Canada

#13 Jun 14, 2013
HowzBoutDat wrote:
Whining Pig isn't British but he only smokes other phags.
Like you in prison.
DUH IM HowzBoutDat

Winnipeg, Canada

#15 Jun 15, 2013
HowzBoutDat wrote:
The BSA has announced that youth of Whining Pigs sexual disorientation are now welcome to join up.
HEY I found the Hagerstown Village Idiot!!!
Fartin HoMalley

Frederick, MD

#16 Jun 15, 2013
DUH IM HowzBoutDat wrote:
<quoted text> HEY I am the Hagerstown Village Idiot!!!
' nuff said.
DUH IM HowzBoutDat

Winnipeg, Canada

#17 Jun 16, 2013
Fartin HoMalley wrote:
<quoted text>' nuff said.
You're just mad because you make less than $5800.00 a year.
MMAFIGHTER

Bowling Green, KY

#20 Aug 15, 2013
Should work 9 hrs wrote:
They also forgot to add the wear and tear costs to get the smokers outside. Cost of extra use of elevators, cost of wear and tear of carpet, cleaning floors, cleaning up after the smoking pigs(just look at the ground around the smoking area) filthy!
I knew it for years and have said that smokers should have to work 9 hours a day and get paid for 8. Smokers have been ripping off their employers for years. I'd never hire a smoker.
I guess its a good thing that you couldn't afford to buy a lighter, much less employ anyone, BOY.
MMAFIGHTER

Bowling Green, KY

#21 Aug 15, 2013
Smokers R Ugly wrote:
<quoted text> Phag
Lets see you SAY IT off the web BOY. Yeah I called you BOY cause Im a fking ALPHA MALE and I can boss people around and youll do what the hell i say. GOT IT?
STINK STINK

Winnipeg, Canada

#22 Aug 15, 2013
MMAFIGHTER wrote:
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Lets see you SAY IT off the web BOY. Yeah I called you BOY cause Im a fking ALPHA MALE and I can boss people around and youll do what the hell i say. GOT IT?
too many blows to the head boy

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