Comments: Michigan Firm Cashiers Employee Smokers

Camel Special Lights in a box are a special blend of Turkish tobacco. They cause less cancer than other brands. lol

Posted by russ at January 26, 2005 12:52 PM

Yes, you have found another example of American managment run amuck as an oversized executive ego can't control his need to demonstrate his power and importance by imposing his will on his employees even though there is no reasonable business rational for doing so. Of course, it would indeed greatly benefit the employees if they were to quit smoking and a company program that constructively encourages this would be a noble effort showing actual concern for them while also bringing some benefits back to the company in less sick time and lower health care premiums.

Smokers are the one group in the country who basically have no rights so they are probably out of luck if they try to challenge what has been done here.

The health damaging effects of cigarettes are a personal tragedy for those who continue to smoke but this is not the right way to address the issue.

Posted by Swammi in Solon at January 26, 2005 03:35 PM

This is depressing. I need a cigarette.

Posted by simon from jersey at January 27, 2005 02:52 PM

While the old prick has every right to fire whomever he wishes, where he screwed up was firing employees refusing to relinquish their civil rights by succumbing to an unconstitutional "tobacco"/"drug" test. The Fla Supreme Court has already overturned a judgment that favored an employer who fired an employee who refused the drug test. The judgment ruled that the drug test was not required due to the employee not being employed in a "Dangerous" job nor was his prior work performance affected by drugs which would warrant follow-up testing.

The plaintiff's attorneys and the ACLU are going to cream their jeans on this one!!!! LOL!

Posted by Don at January 27, 2005 08:23 PM

I am offended by obese people and believe they should be fired! lol....I fear getting fired because
.....i wont go on a lunch break jog
.....i stayed up past the company's mandatory
10pm bedtime
.....i watch letterman and my employer wants me
to watch leno
...... i voted republican and my employer wants me
to vote democrat
......i drive a vehicle my employer deemed unsafe
...............????
How sick this world is getting when your employer
runs your personal life!

Posted by dj at February 3, 2005 06:47 PM

just what does weyco do and who are their customers.....maybe we can boycott their business and those who do business with them!

Posted by dj at February 3, 2005 06:50 PM

weyco website: http://www.weyco.com/web/index.jsp

companies weyco does business with:
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Care Choices
Caremark
CNA
Delta Dental
EHS (Eckerd Health Systems)
Express Scripts
Guardian
Hartford
Jefferson Pilot
M-care
MetLife
Mutual of Omaha
Pharmacare
Protective Dental Care
UNUMProvident
Vision Service Plan (VSP)

Posted by dj at February 3, 2005 07:01 PM