No more smoking at work - page 4

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  pink_shoes99 profile page
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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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  3. Visit  Grneyedmnstr profile page
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    I work for a Catholic hospital, as of July 1st, they no longer hire smokers...yet the grounds surrounding the hospital are completely littered with cigarrette butts and 4 or 5x a night, half of my coworkers are missing . We also have to sign an agreement upon hire that we will not have an abortion.
  4. Visit  needshaldol profile page
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    Strong perfume is worse to me than a bit of smoke smell. I know people who smoke and it is almost impossible to smell; then others must do it in their car as they stink. I agree to no smoking on hospital grounds but if one ones to take their fantastic 30 minute lunch and drive down the street for a smoke, it is their choice. Let us not make a dictatorship out of this. How about getting rid of the soda and chips in the machines? See, it just goes on and on.
    JRP1120, RN, chula5008, and LockportRN like this.
  5. Visit  CrazierThanYou profile page
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    Quote from Grneyedmnstr
    I work for a Catholic hospital, as of July 1st, they no longer hire smokers...yet the grounds surrounding the hospital are completely littered with cigarrette butts and 4 or 5x a night, half of my coworkers are missing . We also have to sign an agreement upon hire that we will not have an abortion.
    Interesting.
  6. Visit  rph3664 profile page
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    Quote from Grneyedmnstr
    We also have to sign an agreement upon hire that we will not have an abortion.
    Are men also obligated to sign an agreement saying that they will never be responsible for one? I'm pro-life too, but this is really overstepping boundaries IMNSHO.
    Zombi RN, suiteums, LockportRN, and 4 others like this.
  7. Visit  needshaldol profile page
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    Sign an agreement NOT to have an abortion? This is non of their business. I can't believe that this is allowed. Is there a place to sign not to wear a headscarf? Not to wear undergarments if one is Mormon? Has gone too far. What about birth control? Sign a contract not to use it? Maybe then they would need a full time free day care.
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  8. Visit  NicuGal profile page
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    We have to clock in and out for all our breaks and lunches, so that cuts down on the going past your 15 minutes.
  9. Visit  needshaldol profile page
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    Clock in for 15 min breaks? We just clock in for our 30 min. dinner. Why would you clock in and out for 15 min breaks when they are paid breaks?
  10. Visit  ldnurse2004 profile page
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    Ok so here goes nothing. This is a constant debate and there will never be a winner. Smokers vs nonsmokers. I am a smoker and have been for 15 years. I choose to smoke and YES I know the risks/health problems from it. I personally like smoking, do I like smelling like smoke? NO, but there are consequences to every action. I clock out for my 15 minute breaks because I leave the campus in order to smoke. I don't have a problem with this. Non-smokers get their breaks paid because they choose to stay on campus during that 15 minute break. If they needed to go to the bank or whatever the case may be and they can do it in 15 mins then by all means GO! Companies are trying to infringe on our rights as US citizens and its not fair. Another issue: wearing seatbelts, I choose not to wear mine and I choose to pay the fine everytime I get pulled. If I get in an accident and dont have mine on and get injured or die WHO did I affect with my choice ME AND ONLY ME!! It makes no sense personally, I agree with other PP Mind your own business and the world will be so much better
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  11. Visit  CrazierThanYou profile page
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    Quote from ldnurse2004
    Ok so here goes nothing. This is a constant debate and there will never be a winner. Smokers vs nonsmokers. I am a smoker and have been for 15 years. I choose to smoke and YES I know the risks/health problems from it. I personally like smoking, do I like smelling like smoke? NO, but there are consequences to every action. I clock out for my 15 minute breaks because I leave the campus in order to smoke. I don't have a problem with this. Non-smokers get their breaks paid because they choose to stay on campus during that 15 minute break. If they needed to go to the bank or whatever the case may be and they can do it in 15 mins then by all means GO! Companies are trying to infringe on our rights as US citizens and its not fair. Another issue: wearing seatbelts, I choose not to wear mine and I choose to pay the fine everytime I get pulled. If I get in an accident and dont have mine on and get injured or die WHO did I affect with my choice ME AND ONLY ME!! It makes no sense personally, I agree with other PP Mind your own business and the world will be so much better
    I agree with you on the seat belt thing, I've been saying it for years. However, smoking doesn't endanger only YOU. It endangers everyone who has to breathe the chemicals from your clothes and hair.
  12. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
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    Quote from Grneyedmnstr
    I work for a Catholic hospital, as of July 1st, they no longer hire smokers...yet the grounds surrounding the hospital are completely littered with cigarrette butts and 4 or 5x a night, half of my coworkers are missing . We also have to sign an agreement upon hire that we will not have an abortion.
    How are they going to prove that?
  13. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
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    Quote from ldnurse2004
    Ok so here goes nothing. This is a constant debate and there will never be a winner. Smokers vs nonsmokers. I am a smoker and have been for 15 years. I choose to smoke and YES I know the risks/health problems from it. I personally like smoking, do I like smelling like smoke? NO, but there are consequences to every action. I clock out for my 15 minute breaks because I leave the campus in order to smoke. I don't have a problem with this. Non-smokers get their breaks paid because they choose to stay on campus during that 15 minute break. If they needed to go to the bank or whatever the case may be and they can do it in 15 mins then by all means GO! Companies are trying to infringe on our rights as US citizens and its not fair. Another issue: wearing seatbelts, I choose not to wear mine and I choose to pay the fine everytime I get pulled. If I get in an accident and dont have mine on and get injured or die WHO did I affect with my choice ME AND ONLY ME!! It makes no sense personally, I agree with other PP Mind your own business and the world will be so much better
    No big deal. If you get into a severe accident and have catastrophic injuries, we, the taxpayers will be there to cover your medical expenses.
    Purple_Scrubs, Altra, suiteums, and 4 others like this.
  14. Visit  AcuteCare4Life profile page
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    Never smoked & thank God that I didn't, with my personality it would have gone too far. Work in health care for 36 years. In that time the smoking policy has gone from NO policy (people, staff, RN & Docs smoking anywhere & at any time) to a No Smoking policy similar to the first post. Many a time I have had to cover/take care of pts for another nurse who "disappeared" for a break. I should take equal amount of breaks, but after so many years of not taking breaks it will be hard to start now.


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