Monday, October 31, 2005

Smokin'

From... I don't know, Sixty Minutes? Some company in Michigan fired some people for smoking at home. I'm kind of torn here. Obviously, I wish smokers could be given a break once in a while. I've been busted by the airport police for smoking in two no-smoking areas (in Minneapolis and San Francisco airports). The thing is, both of those no-smoking areas were outside. Come on now, I was outside for god's sake. Lighten up already.

On the other hand, I sort of like the idea that private business owners can hire and fire whom they please. If I had my own business, I wouldn't hire any Dallas Cowboys fans. Even if you weren't a Cowboys fan, but you came to work wearing some kind of Dallas Cowboys gear, I'd fire ya. And I wouldn't hire anyone from Pensacola either. Pensacola sucks. If one of my employees went to Pensacola for vacation, I'd fire em'. And practicing Tae Kwon Do, even if you do it in the privacy of your own home, would get you fired at Chaon Inc.

So I think that firing employees who smoke is pretty damn uncool, but that's not to say there should be some kind of legislative remedy. You can't outlaw uncool. If you try, you better start with the NFC East.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What about an employee who shaved all of his body hair? Or one who was a chronic masturbator?
Would he be fired, too?

Just askin'

Karl said...

As long as they don't masturbate in Pensacola, it's not a problem.

Red A said...

Cowboys are 5-3. What kind of sick world is this?

Karl said...

That's what I'm talkin' about.