No more smoking at work - page 2

by NurseTrishaH

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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 a person's clothing, breath,... Read More


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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.
    Kudos x 1000.
    cargalrn likes this.
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    Febreeze does wonders, I keep a can in the car at all times. Glad I do homecare, no nonsmoking co-workers to run their mouths. MYOB, good lord.
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    Quote from OCNRN63
    Yeah. Meanwhile, the non-smokers who have to cover your breaks never get breaks.
    That is not their fault. Take your breaks, have them cover for you..
    tachybradyRN, Zombi RN, kids, and 12 others like this.
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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, hoopschick, and ChristineN like this.
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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.
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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.
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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
    Zombi RN, kids, optimist, and 5 others like this.
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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...,.
    JRP1120, RN, kids, optimist, and 5 others like this.
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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.
    Zombi RN and hoopschick like this.
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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?
    suiteums, nurse0520, and nurse15dc like this.


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