No more smoking at work - page 4

by NurseTrishaH 11,624 Views | 89 Comments

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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    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.
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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?
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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
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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
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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.
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    Quote from FLmomof5
    isn't that a racist term for white people?
    I believe you are correct...
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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.
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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!
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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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    I smoke. No one I work with even knows. I don't go out on my breaks to smoke (mostly because I don't get any) but I do go out on my lunch break. I stand outside for my last 10 minutes and air my clothes out the best I can (no matter how hot or cold it is out), wash my hands three times, and eat 5 Icebreakers. I even had a coworker ask if I wanted to go to lunch with her and I said I would like to drive my own car. She was in disbelief when she figured out that I smoked. I think there is a difference if you are making an effort to get rid of the smell (out of respect of others) instead of going to your car, rolling the windows up because its cold, smoking 5 cigarettes and running back in throwing the cigarette down right before you walk in the door.
    woahmelly and Bortaz, RN like this.


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