Tuesday, July 08, 2008


I've been meaning to post about this for awhile, but just never got around to it. At my work they decided to ban smoking 100 ft from all company grounds. HOORAY!!! Sorry, smokers. So anyways, I knew this would be difficult because patients don't care and I knew they would smoke no matter what, but what has amazed me is how all the workers not only light up right in front of the non-smoking signs, they get together as many as 9 one day, I COUNTED! It's common in one area for me to see up to 5 people smoking together. This is right out in the middle of our parking lot! I see all the areas where they are smoking, some of them try and hide as best as possible, but then others go right out in the middle of our parking lot where everyone can see them.

So I'm guessing that they must know my company won't, or can't fire them. Otherwise, I'm sure they would have been fired a long time ago and they wouldn't be so obviously rubbing it in my companies face that they are going to smoke on company grounds. So how strange is it to do something every day and know your company doesn't want you doing it, but you don't care because you know your company won't fire you, so you do it anyway. The crazy thing is I know these people wouldn't be doing it if they weren't nicotine junkies. I said the word junkies, I decided before I started writing this post that I wouldn't say junkies, but that is exactly what smoking is if you can't wait until you get home and your willing to take the risk every day of getting fired. I really hope these people are trying to quit. But that doesn't seem to be the case, I see the same individuals out there multiple times each day fraternizing.

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