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No more smoking at work - page 2

while i understand that smoking is still legal in this country, and people have a right to smoke if they want to, i have to say that i love this policy. i really hate the smell of cigarette smoke on... Read More

  1. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    "It also will not allow employees to work if their clothing smells like smoke."

    *** I wish my hospital had this policy. Like all hospital I know us we don't allow smoking any place on the campus but I never heard of getting sent home cause of smelling like smoke. I can remember several times I came out of a trauma team activation smelling like smoke after cutting / wrestling a patients clothes off who just reeked of smoke. Would be great if they let me go home after such a trauma. I assume that I would get the day off with pay, otherwise I would be contacting my lawer immeditaly.
    nurse0520, vanburbian, and ChristineN like this.
  2. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
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    Quote from Wise Woman RN
    That is not their fault. Take your breaks, have them cover for you..
    That's the problem. When smoking was permitted on grounds, they always had a reason why they couldn't reciprocate.
    ledzepfan, catmom1, joanna73, and 3 others like this.
  3. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
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    Febreeze and mints only do so much. You can still smell it. It may not be as pungent, but it's still there.
    AngelfireRN, joanna73, nurse0520, and 3 others like this.
  4. Visit  oldbean profile page
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    Quote from OCNRN63
    Yeah. Meanwhile, the non-smokers who have to cover your breaks never get breaks.
    I work 12.5 hr shifts and get 2 30 minute breaks what I do with that time is up to me! I know you clearly feel hard done by but you don't know me and have no right to pass judgement. As shift lead I always ensure everyone gets their breaks and maintain a high standard of care on the unit. If you feel the smokers you work with are extracting the urine then go to your manager, complain, speak up don't go berating people you don't know.

    OB
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  5. Visit  MyGranniePanties profile page
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    Said it before, say it again.... This is ridiculous! The smell? Well guess what, I don't like the old lady perfume that you wear to work either, I don't like the BO coming from you either, u don't like my coworkers/patients farting or burping in my presence but I suck it up because thats what it means to be around other people that are different than me.

    It's not my fault if you don't get your breaks covered, people try to pull that crap all the time where I work. I am entitled to two 15s and a lunch. Instead of whining about someone saying they will not cover it, I say, I'm going on my "scheduled" break be back in 15, if someone wants to raise a shitfit about it, then that's their stress level going up, not mine!! And yeah, I know some smartie will reply how I'm not a teamplayer and blah blah, but I know how I work and don't really need anyone to justify it.

    There are also tons of ways that nonsmokers have that lower their productivity equal if not more than smokers. Sorry but as much as everyone likes to say it doesn't, being overweight lowers your productivity, being an alcoholic (even if you don't drink at work) lowers your productivity, staying up all night to play wow or watch porn.... Same thing...,.
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  6. Visit  MomRN0913 profile page
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    Quote from kids
    I'd love to see the same rules applied to perfume and personal care products. Even when used sparingly the multiple products add up.
    I'm an exsmoker who occasionally dabbles in one, once in a blue moon.

    I don't like the smell of smoke on people, but I don't think it's anyones business what you smell like.

    So like the above poster said, if they are going to do that, then they sure as hell send anyone home who isn't wearing deodorant or is wearing a vat of perfume.
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  7. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
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    Quote from oldbean
    I work 12.5 hr shifts and get 2 30 minute breaks what I do with that time is up to me! I know you clearly feel hard done by but you don't know me and have no right to pass judgement. As shift lead I always ensure everyone gets their breaks and maintain a high standard of care on the unit. If you feel the smokers you work with are extracting the urine then go to your manager, complain, speak up don't go berating people you don't know.

    OB
    You mean "don't go berating on people you don't know" like you just did to me?
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  8. Visit  CapeCodMermaid profile page
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    You can pull your hair back and it'll still stink of smoke. You can put a gown on and you'll still smell. There is new evidence that 3rd hand smoke is harmful to other people.
    AngelfireRN, nurse0520, vanburbian, and 4 others like this.
  9. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
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    Quote from CapeCodMermaid
    You can pull your hair back and it'll still stink of smoke. You can put a gown on and you'll still smell. There is new evidence that 3rd hand smoke is harmful to other people.
    It can give me a migraine. If it's really bad, I need to use my rescue inhaler. But hey, what's "a little discomfort" on my part?
  10. Visit  MyGranniePanties profile page
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    Quote from OCNRN63
    It can give me a migraine. If it's really bad, I need to use my rescue inhaler. But hey, what's "a little discomfort" on my part?
    So can obnoxious use of perfume or.., I dunno.... Springtime?
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  11. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
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    Quote from MyGranniePanties
    So can obnoxious use of perfume or.., I dunno.... Springtime?
    No kidding. I don't use any scented products. Where did you get the idea that I did? And if it makes you feel better, yeah, I need to see a pulmonologist; spring time can be brutal. That's why it's important for people like me to reduce exposure to "triggers," and why we're thankful hospitals are becoming aware of how detrimental cigarette smoke can be for non-smokers.

    I work in an oncology unit. Many of our patients deal with N/V. Is your attitude "Screw them if they get nauseated from my cigarette smell"? Are we not working for the benefit of the patient? I've seen some of our patients get extremely nauseated from even benign odors like coffee or food. Personally, I would feel terrible if I knew something I was doing was making someone (pt., co-worker) ill.
  12. Visit  littleredmare profile page
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    Oh gosh this is heated. My opinion, it is your body, do what you want to it. Actually I know that Anna Jaques in Newburyport, Ma drug tests for tobacco as part of their initial hiring process. I find that a bit of an invasion of privacy, I mean, I don't want my nurse doing crazy drugs and then giving me someone-else's meds or whatever, but if you're gonna smoke, I can't stop you. But then again, if you want to smoke, then don't apply to this hospital. I'm not crazy about walking through the cloud of smoke to get in the front door to work, as there is yet to be a no-smoking policy at my hospital (though I work in the gut of Boston and I'd like them try to enforce it, as most of the smokers are likely not employees but just folks hanging around). Anyway, whatever. I mind my Bid-ness. I like it when people mind their Bid-ness and not make their Bid-ness my Bid-ness (that goes for a cloud of tobacco smoke in my face). Otherwise, knock yourself out.

    Oh I'm a non-smoker. But I'm not here to judge anyone, like I said, knock yourself out.
  13. Visit  MyGranniePanties profile page
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    Quote from OCNRN63
    No kidding. I don't use any scented products. Where did you get the idea that I did? And if it makes you feel better, yeah, I need to see a pulmonologist; spring time can be brutal. That's why it's important for people like me to reduce exposure to "triggers," and why we're thankful hospitals are becoming aware of how detrimental cigarette smoke can be for non-smokers.

    I work in an oncology unit. Many of our patients deal with N/V. Is your attitude "Screw them if they get nauseated from my cigarette smell"? Are we not working for the benefit of the patient? I've seen some of our patients get extremely nauseated from even benign odors like coffee or food. Personally, I would feel terrible if I knew something I was doing was making someone (pt., co-worker) ill.
    So I shouldn't eat or drink coffee while working either? Sorry but I'm glad that that Castro doesn't run my hospital, and even more glad that the majority of our clients actuly prefer it if we smoke.
    ChristineN likes this.


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