Tuesday, July 11, 2006

A good move by Governor Fletcher

Kudos to Governor Fletcher for his executive order banning smoking in state offices. Now smokers will have to go outside to smoke.

If the Fletcher administration really wants to improve workplace efficiency, now it will limit smoke breaks to the 9:30 and 2:30 scheduled 15-minute breaks and let smokers go outside to smoke only during those two break periods, instead of several times during the day.

Many private companies make workers clock out for smoke breaks. State government should do the same!


At 11:48 PM, July 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe that the reason why the Governor banned smoking was to help improve the health of government workers.

At 10:26 PM, July 12, 2006, Blogger K-Pac II said...

Yes, you are correct, but there is a workplace efficiency benefit to be gained from this as well.

Now if the General Assembly will only repeal that stupid law that makes smokers a "protected class" in terms of discrimination. A workplace should have the right to hire nonsmokers only if it so chooses.

At 1:31 PM, August 15, 2006, Blogger KYJurisDoctor said...

Great post. I agree whole-heartedly.


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