St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network, Philly~ plans to stop hiring people who are smokers, saying it hopes to improve the health of its 7,000 employees and reduce health costs.Beginning May 1, all prospective employees will be screened for nicotine and will be ineligible for a job if they test positive. Anyone rejected may take the test again in six months
Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn., will do its darnedest to snuff out nicotine. The hospital will not hire smokers, and it will test all job applicants for nicotine as part of its pre-employment drug screening. applicants who test positive for tobacco use will not be offered jobs and may be disqualified from reapplying for six months.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:53 AM on Mar. 31, 2010
Answer by MrsLeftlane at 7:55 AM on Mar. 31, 2010
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Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:00 AM on Mar. 31, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 8:07 AM on Mar. 31, 2010
Answer by older at 8:10 AM on Mar. 31, 2010
Why not have all of our personal decisions made for us?
This isn't the government doing this this. This is the private sector doing it as a way to control healthcare costs. NO decisions are being MADE for you.Don't like it? Don't apply to work for them. OR QUIT the unhealthy behavior.. This is the private sector saying, "we don't want to pay for medical treatement of issues that can be PREVENTED".. Good for them!
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:11 AM on Mar. 31, 2010
This just says it all!
Marvin Merriman, of East Liverpool, Ohio, smokes his pipe on Lothrop Street outside UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Oakland. Mr. Merriman, who is having back surgery this morning, says he doesn't think the smoking ban is fair. "They are trying to get everyone on a health kick," he said. "I can understand why nonsmokers would like it, though."
Answer by LoriKeet at 8:12 AM on Mar. 31, 2010
this is a personal choice, not an illegal activity. It encrouches on the freedom and liberties of Americans
A personal choice that costs private comapnies $$$$$ to insure. And it is legal to do.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:13 AM on Mar. 31, 2010
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:14 AM on Mar. 31, 2010
Next question overall
When do you start teaching boys to stand up when they pee?