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Smoko & coffee too costly ?

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Smoko
I just watched aca re smoke & coffee breaks & how much itís costing the economy.
What a toss !
If companies are so concerned then why donít they bring back the tea ladies & let people smoke at their desks ? There is such a thing as an exhaust fan.
Itís just so typical. Take everything away & when people exploit alternatives then the cost bandwagon gets into gear. 8 minutes amounts to 10 Million a day etc. on the whole.
Obviously we can afford it otherwise weíd have a lot more unemployment.
If we really want to talk cost then letís start at the top of the pyramid.
It just needs a manager who has a little give & that business will prosper. Do it the Nazi way & youíll get what we have now.
When will the control freaks come to their senses & realise that most people who work in repetitive & boring employment which they themselves wonít do need to get a few moments of sanity every day. A little smoke or/and coffee do that.
Yes, smoking is a health hazard for many to themselves but even more so to others are people going around the bend from too many dont's.
Posted by individual, Tuesday, 16 November 2010 7:03:25 PM
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Regarding high costs, even the companies can't get it into their heads WHY, and they don't really care why, because the cause is really obvious to those who want to look. When the top tax is high as it was in the 1950 to 1970 period, the costs of goods and services were kept low. Since 1971, every party in power since hasn't got the intelligence - or maybe the integrity, to realise that the high tax (66.6%) was proven to fix that anomality. Harold Hold, was a one off, he spent time finding what was the suitable tax and Our people benefited from it. If our imitation of politicans had enough intelligence to revert to that 66.6% top tax and a no tax on taxable incomes of something like $25,000 or $30,000, the costs of everything - goods and services, would go down the same as those obscene incomes the CEO's of the banks are taking. The thing is to get people in parliament with integrity, intelligence and decency.
Posted by merv09, Wednesday, 17 November 2010 9:04:22 AM
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its wonderfull...how they like to control people
[and thats the real isue...absolute control]

first they pick on the smokers..next the drinkers..then those checkling their emails...or flirting during office hours
then those taking their sex break...or chatting up own sex at the watercooler..

then in time its those sitting there griping...writing to the editor about them idiotioc smokers..[im one]..then the get those giving up[former smokers..nowe on tranqil-sers...and then those with too much perfume..[they REALLY reek]

then we pick on the polititions and lawyers making ever more rules to distract us from their otherwise selfish[self service..of their party line...and the party machine-men...and the faceless control freaks..

if the true cause of cancer was known..they would ban diesal from cities...and wood-smoke..and asbestos...the three highest causes of lung cancer...[cigarette smoke is the wrong particle-size..to cause cancer...its the bigger micro/particulate that cause cancer

thats why non smokers
got the same death-rate of smokers..[re getting cancer..of lungs]

why dont we focus our health natzies on transfats..and obesity that causes diabetus...[cause a huge-tax wont work on lollies and big macs]..besides they got representatives in the party machine..[their protected]

im sick of the lies about smoking..
lets gear the truth re booze[deaths]...a contributary cause of 4 out of 5 of the highest death causes...[noting the absurdity of death..via smoking]..smoking may be a cause of a sickness..

but its the sickness...*ATTRIBUTABLE*..to smoking..that hides the lie

if its..ATTRIBUTABLE*...to smoking..then death..[from smoking]...includes all*..those*..deaths...in the numbers...attributable to it

its funny..that smokers get hated..[even when sick]..
yet fat people can get aid/assistance..
even if their gluttony was the cause of THEIR own sickness

govt has done its oppression..
to get tax income..too well...

[may they rot in hell]
Posted by one under god, Wednesday, 17 November 2010 9:52:50 AM
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If you want to smoke do it on your own time, Jacking up costs for your so called pleasure. Time is money. Malingering is a thing of the past these days every thing has a cost attached to it. Accrued time for offjob excursions should be accounted for as a loss of holiday hours. To be fair in the workplace.
Posted by 579, Wednesday, 17 November 2010 9:58:19 AM
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Take all the smoke breaks you want, just don't b*t*h and moan when I take "me breaks" too.
Posted by StG, Wednesday, 17 November 2010 10:11:35 AM
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Smoko & coffee too costly ?

Dam strait. I cant think why you would put something so discussing in your mouths. The cost to peoples lives ( The price of it ) and time to employers has to be a standing point not to employ time-wasters and future sick-pay days off that costs all.

Oh and the smell!

If people want to kill themselves and stink to high-heaven, do it in your time.

BLU
Posted by Deep-Blue, Wednesday, 17 November 2010 11:15:05 AM
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