Discrimination against smokers

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  1. manifold
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    Too bad they're not a "protected" class. :lol:

    Parma community General Hopsital will stop hiring smokers | cleveland.com


    What do you think about this? Do you think they would get away with a similarly "health conscious" policy of not hiring fatsos?
     
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    They just limited their hiring pool and can very possibly miss out on some very outstanding employees. Their loss.
     
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    Good idea, who wants an obese doctor or nurse? Those who use tobacco are stupid, why would any employer hire stupid people?
     
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    Anyone know how long a person would have to quit in order to pass the blood test?
     
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    Yeah and those hospitals will not get any of this persons business.
     
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    People are hired all the time based on looks.... this country is full of LOOKS Nazis....

    In this economic climate, if it is a choice between testing positive for nicotine because of second hand smoke, or having a job, the nasty stinking smoker has to GO!
     
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    He is tall and has an executive haircut, he will go far.
     
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    Why do they really care?
    They want to save money on the employer provided benefits.
     
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    such bullshit. You can be an alcoholic, you can get hired. You can be a fat bastard eating fast food 5 times a week, that's OK. BUt smoke, on sir. What a crock. So much for freedoms in this country if they are going to start telling people what they shouold do on their own time.
     

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