Our whole traffic department smokes. There are four of them I think they blow about 6 man hours a day, between them standing out in the parking lot.
Plus their section of the office smells like an ashtray.
And that problem was caused by tbe anti smokers who banned smoking in the office while you work.
I’m sure they’d be content to sit at their desks and smoke while they work, but they’ve been forced to go outside by the nanny staters.
Posted from my Verizon phone from the company smoke break area...
I worked for a public agency that promoted a heavy smoker to a management position. He was outside smoking at least 25% of his work day. After receiving part of the mandatory training for management level, he was diagnosed with lung cancer. He had to be replaced when he took emergency leave for surgery.
After recovering from surgery, he tried to come back, but he was so fragile it was sad to watch. He died soon afterwards.
If you can overlook the human tragedy in an instance like this, look at the cost to taxpayers. The manager wasn’t as productive as his non-smoking peers; the cost of management training was wasted when he had to be unexpectedly replaced; the associated health costs in the last months of his life skyrocketed.
The only grim cost-saving was with the retirement system. He and his agency contributed for years into the system, but the retirement fund only had to pay his widow the survivor’s benefits.
Is it your job to watch them? If not, then you wasted your
employer’s time, just like you claim they do.
There are smokers that waste time getting a smoke but I know several smokers that people would not know they are smokers- they don’t smoke at all at work, take no smoke breaks during the day. Of course they would not be hired by those that ask the question about smoking and would be included in this study as part of the “wasting time smoking” group.
I also know people that spend so much time in the bathroom avoiding work that if they are not slacking they must have major medical issues. How much do those employees cost the owner and should “how often do you go to the bathroom” be an interview question?
Truth is if people want to waste time at work they will find a way- smokers or not.
If the health issues of smokers are an issue to the employer then overweight people and gays must be a concern as well- right?