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Old 12-11-2009, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Whenever I'm visiting the Assisted Living facility, there's always a bunch of the staff (mostly women) outside smoking. I'm somewhat appalled that, if anyone out there should know better, it would be these people. I have to wonder why smoking is so prevelant in these environments?

 
Old 12-11-2009, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Whenever I'm visiting the Assisted Living facility, there's always a bunch of the staff (mostly women) outside smoking. I'm somewhat appalled that, if anyone out there should know better, it would be these people. I have to wonder why smoking is so prevelant in these environments?
you are kidding-right?
They are outside.............it's their business so mind your own.
 
Old 12-11-2009, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Whenever I'm visiting the Assisted Living facility, there's always a bunch of the staff (mostly women) outside smoking. I'm somewhat appalled that, if anyone out there should know better, it would be these people. I have to wonder why smoking is so prevelant in these environments?
It may be a high stress job.

It would be nice if more health-care places placed higher insurance premiums on smokers and overweight employees.
I know the guy over the Cleveland Clinic I believe said he wished he didn't have to hire overweight people. He refuses to hire smokers.
 
Old 12-11-2009, 06:11 PM
 
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Whenever I'm visiting the Assisted Living facility, there's always a bunch of the staff (mostly women) outside smoking. I'm somewhat appalled that, if anyone out there should know better, it would be these people. I have to wonder why smoking is so prevelant in these environments?
Are they RN's? Or, are they CNA's? There's a huge difference between the 2. The RN spent a few years in school to train for a career position. The CNA generally spent a few weeks in school to train for a dead-end position that they will not likely make a career out of.
 
Old 12-11-2009, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Are they RN's? Or, are they CNA's? There's a huge difference between the 2. The RN spent a few years in school to train for a career position. The CNA generally spent a few weeks in school to train for a dead-end position that they will not likely make a career out of.
I still fail to see what difference either makes.
My daughter ( non-smoker and also non-judgemental about those that do) is in the healthcare field. The rule where she works is No Smoking on the grounds. A doctor there goes to an area in the back and smokes. I think that is his business. He knows the pros and cons. Only issue there is he breaks the No Smoking rule and gets away with it but no one else could probably get away with that.
People beware of rights being taken away. Someone else's today---yours tomorrow.
 
Old 12-11-2009, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Whenever I'm visiting the Assisted Living facility, there's always a bunch of the staff (mostly women) outside smoking. I'm somewhat appalled that, if anyone out there should know better, it would be these people. I have to wonder why smoking is so prevelant in these environments?
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you are kidding-right?
They are outside.............it's their business so mind your own.
These workers as simply exercising their right of choice that has nothing to do with where they work. Smoking is a personal choice that goes with that person wherever they go.

And what business is it of yours anyway?
 
Old 12-11-2009, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Florida
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These workers as simply exercising their right of choice that has nothing to do with where they work. Smoking is a personal choice that goes with that person wherever they go.

And what business is it of yours anyway?
that is my point...........it is not my business
 
Old 12-11-2009, 07:00 PM
 
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I still fail to see what difference either makes.
I'm a smoker, but i don't feel that the OP isn't looking to troll with the question that they asked. The OP is rightly puzzled that health care workers are smoking, and my point was that most of these facilities staffs are not comprised of "career" medical workers.
 
Old 12-11-2009, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I'm a smoker, but i don't feel that the OP isn't looking to troll with the question that they asked. The OP is rightly puzzled that health care workers are smoking, and my point was that most of these facilities staffs are not comprised of "career" medical workers.
the OP should worry about the OP and let others make their own choices.
The issue is about as wacky as someone saying they saw a worker at McDonalds eating the food there. Everyone knows fast food is bad for you-right?
 
Old 12-11-2009, 07:10 PM
 
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the OP should worry about the OP and let others make their own choices.
I understand that non-smokers can rub us the wrong way at times, but still, they're entitled to ask a question. This is America.
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