My (sort of) Smoke Free Workplace

The company I work for removed all smoking areas upon our return on Wednesday as the second part of their plan to eliminate smoking on our campus completely.  The State of Tennessee is eventually going to make us do it anyway, right?  As of January 2, employees are only allowed to smoke in their cars.

I bet on the under (2 days) and was unpleasantly pleased to find I’d won with plenty of breathing room when I walked into the restroom yesterday and smelled cigarette smoke less than 12 hours after the ban had been implemented.

Isn’t it funny that treating people like children almost guarantees they will act like children?

The next bet is how long it will take for the company to require management to take turns patroling the restrooms to catch outlaw smokers.

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Over at Bearden Middle School they have closed all the bathrooms except for specifically designated times of the day when an assistant principals (middle management) can monitor (supervise). Any other time, the kids are require to go to the restroom in the main office if they have to go.

You may want to recommend that management strategy and maybe score some points with management. You can say you got the idea from another industry during some “idea sharing” that you are taking part in on your off time – as a way to improve your own performance at work, of course.

You may want to recommend that management strategy and maybe score some points with management.

I could write a whole new post consisting of the many responses that went through my head when I read this.

Then again, sometimes silence is golden. 😉

time for hall-passes that somebody with a mullet made in wood-shop.

Actually, I was thinking of capitalizing on the whole situation by buying a van and picking people up right at the front door. I’ll drive them around and let them smoke on their break.

Of course, I’ll charge handsomely.

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