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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

UP IN SMOKE


How about the Boston man who's suing his former employer, The Scotts Co., for firing him because he tested positive for nicotine?

This smoker's drug test revealed he was really into cigarettes, and subsequently, he was fired from his lawn-care job.

Now, I'm not a smoker, but it seems to me the company is violating a few civil rights by trying to control the legal private conduct it finds dangerous or distasteful of its employees. Big Brother shouldn't be watching that close.

I hope this guy hits them in their deep corporate pockets by winning a huge settlement.

Then he can smoke his brains out while cutting the grass.

P.S. Don't ya just love it when a totally botched photo looks kind of cool?

8 Comments:

Anonymous second hand blogger said...

Yes cool photo. Makes me want to go on a smoke break........not! This firing is probably a health insurance issue. I think if you smoke you should be responsible for you own health insurance. That way companies can afford to insure the rest of us.

Wed Dec 06, 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous wolfshadow~ said...

or smoke his lungs out as his old company cuts his grass while he's counting their money in his pockets.

Wed Dec 06, 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Pete said...

Be afraid,be very afraid.... Soon,companies who buy into the transfat argument may test it's employees' cholesterol levels.Then what? Terminate you cause you have a high HDL?
We have become an over-sensitive,politically correct, afraid to speak out of turn for fear of offending someone nation of wimps!
I am a former smoker.One who does not miss it and still has my health.
Let the smokers smoke.....just keep it out of my dinner setting.
I hope that gent fired for nicotine in his blood sues and wins MILLIONS!

Wed Dec 06, 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

let him die in his good fortune!

Wed Dec 06, 09:23:00 PM  
Anonymous grasshopper said...

looks like you were smoking some funny grass when you took that photo..

Wed Dec 06, 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Jim said...

Well said, Pete!

I imagine that if we buy into the logic of people like Second Hand Blogger, private companies will soon be running tests to see if their employees are genetically predisposed to cancer, heart disease and various other diseases. I hope everyone in your family lived to be 100 and died of natural causes, Second Hand, otherwise you just might be out of a job.

Thu Dec 07, 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Hey, even the Marlboro Man died of cancer!

Thu Dec 07, 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous D. Harris said...

Big Brother is here in more ways than one. We can thank the ACLU for almost everything that is stupid including this. Fired or not, suing corporate America is not always the answer. How about "get another job" and shut up. The media plays a huge role in why this crap even makes the news!

Wed Dec 13, 08:01:00 AM  

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