It costs an employer $5800 bucks a year to keep a smoker on board. That cash isn’t from health costs either, it’s mostly due to lost time from smoke breaks taken. This all sounds like anti-smoking propaganda to be honest. Who doesn’t want a happy worker filled with nicotine?
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I'm really glad the npr writer took a break from facebook/twitter/farmville long enough to write this sensationalized rubbish.
If a smoker is taking more breaks then is allowed by law then that employments fault and they should be fired. In NYS smokers and non smokers get the same about of breaks in a work day. So that means that non smokers are costing their employers the same amount of money.
the only thing more distractingthen ron and pepper sucking on those electronic cigarettes would be fez sucking on a cock
Employers are costing THEMSELVES money - let us smoke in the office and I will only leave my desk for lunch. They shouldn't be blaming smokers...we smoked BEFORE they made rules against smoking in public.
I've often wondered about how Hicks works his smoking into the show. He clearly doesn't go four full hours without one. And I was under the impression that the studio was a fair number of floors up. Is there a balcony on each floor for the smokers? Or, as I prefer to imagine, at each break does Peppy go galloping down the hallway, swearing at and barging people out of the way?
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This is def an issue in the ER; with nurses taking up "smoking", so they can take the same frequency of breaks as the other smokers.
Just because the law says they are equal doesnt mean they are. The only reason i started smoking as a kid was because the only people who got breaks were the smokers. Tell your boss you need five minutes to rest in the back and he thinks your lazy and tells you to suck it up. Tell him you need a ciggarette and he probably come join you.
@edrooney you know ron smokes right?
I think the glass ceiling levels the playing field.
@brushmonkey TRUER WORDS NEVER SPOKEN!!!!! If you don't smoke and you DARE to take as much time "off the floor" as the smokers do, you are labeled "lazy,"or "bad work ethic," and gods forbid that you cite their frequent breaks as the reason, because then you're just "causing trouble!" Frankly? Propaganda? No, I'm pretty sure that $5800 is a conservative number.
@brushmonkey For instance: did they factor in time for healthcare costs for chemo treatments, and paid leave for funerals etc etc etc....