No more smoking at work - page 3

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  freki profile page
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    Quote from MyGranniePanties
    ...glad that the majority of our clients actuly prefer it if we smoke.
    Really? Do you work at a substance abuse treatment clinic?

    I love the policy the hospitals I work at have about not even being able to smoke on the property; for us that means a smoker (including patients) must go across the street to smoke. That's true dedication.

    I agree with it being a little difficult to prove a smoke smell though. That's a rather subjective thing to try and enforce. I wish you could, but I see it being a little tough in practicality.

    A little off topic, but another law I would like to see is the ability to bring child abuse charges for persons smoking around children. I can't tell you how many kiddos we see in the ER time and time again, and their parents (and the kids) just reek of cigarette smoke. It stops being an "it's my body" argument when you're negatively affecting the health of those around you at the same time.
  2. Visit  ®Nurse profile page
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    I'd prefer not to smell tobacco smoke if I can help it. If I ran a hospital and I could go around on my own little power trip and decide what folks in my employ could and could not do, I'd probably have a few quirky rules and regulations.

    With that said, however, I would love to see the legal outcome of the employee who gets progressive discipline for showing up to work smelling like smoke when that employee was exposed to second hand smoke through unavoidable circumstances (walking through a smoke cloud on their way to work, etc.) Hmmmm.....
    Orange Tree likes this.
  3. Visit  No Stars In My Eyes profile page
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    This subject has been done to death on another thread; just sayin'....
  4. Visit  rph3664 profile page
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    Quote from danh3190
    I'm all in favor of policies that forbid people from smoking on shift even during breaks. Many the time I've tried to find a patient's nurse only to have her wander back on the floor some minutes later from a smoke break out by the bus stop.
    I once told a boss that I should start smoking, so I can get extra breaks. He didn't like that. Oh, well.

    With the smoke-free campuses comes the special snowflakes who are allowed to leave the campus any time they want and smoke, as long as they clock out first.
  5. Visit  No Stars In My Eyes profile page
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    I was always told that if you go on break (regardless of the reason) you had to tell somebody first so your assignment would be covered. What happened to THAT? Nobody should just leave the floor; it's unsafe, unresponsible, and unprofessional.
  6. Visit  FLmomof5 profile page
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    Quote from rph3664
    I once told a boss that I should start smoking, so I can get extra breaks. He didn't like that. Oh, well.

    With the smoke-free campuses comes the special snowflakes who are allowed to leave the campus any time they want and smoke, as long as they clock out first.
    isn't that a racist term for white people?
  7. Visit  oldbean profile page
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    Quote from OCNRN63
    Personally, I would feel terrible if I knew something I was doing was making someone (pt., co-worker) ill.

    Well you're making me a little queasy.

    In all seriousness I've seen a few of these threads descend into mud slinging and although I love a good debate this is kind of pointless. We are all entitled to our own opinions and not everyone is going to agree with them.

    Take care

    OB
  8. Visit  classicdame profile page
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    I was so glad when our facility became non-smoking campus. Smokers took 20-30 mintues for a 15 minute break. Not to mention nasty environment with butts everywhere. Yuck
    cargalrn likes this.
  9. Visit  IndianaHH profile page
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    I've never smoked thus I've not need to be concerned about smoking at work. I agree that smoking needs to be banned on hospital campuses.
    However I strongly disagree with hospitals forging policys that terminated employees who smoke. Smoking is NOT an illegal activity!! What an employee does off shift, as long as it is not illegal or immoral is not an employers business.
    All an employer should be concerned with is the question that there is enough bright, alert, well rested nurses to staff the unit SAFELY and ADEQUATELY.
    Which.. I've learned is a joke. More time and money spent to harrass employees than provide a safe environment for patients.
  10. Visit  CrazierThanYou profile page
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    Quote from FLmomof5
    isn't that a racist term for white people?
    I believe you are correct...
  11. Visit  rph3664 profile page
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    Quote from FLmomof5
    isn't that a racist term for white people?
    Not in this context. The phrase came from the movie "Fight Club" and is a derisive term for people who think they are above the rules, whether they really are or not. It's mostly used in the context of parents who think their children can do no wrong, but it applies to adults too.
    Orange Tree and OCNRN63 like this.
  12. Visit  SkylerW profile page
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    You may be on brake as long as your representing your facility (which you are doing whenever you are at work) You should obey their rules. If you smoke you are going to stink PERIOD and its disgusting!!! No one wants to smell that its just as bad as body oder. BTW if I smell it it is my freaking business!
  13. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
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    Quote from oldbean
    Well you're making me a little queasy.

    In all seriousness I've seen a few of these threads descend into mud slinging and although I love a good debate this is kind of pointless. We are all entitled to our own opinions and not everyone is going to agree with them.

    Take care

    OB
    Bowing out with an insult. Classy.
    Bortaz, RN and SkylerW like this.

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