Thread: Smoker breaks at work

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    • 12 years 1 month ago
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    I got called in my boss' office because people say I would "disappear" but I just like to take walks to clear my mind.So my boss said "I know we have smokers who go out but that's different"I said well how is that different if they have to stop working to smoke why can't I take a walk maybe twice a day.Its not fair they are getting paid to smoke?Sometimes it gets hot in there,sometimes you can smell odor and I need air.I know one dude who takes one every hour for ten minutes.I just feel that the people who go out to smoke alot should get their pay docked.
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    • 12 years 1 month ago
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    It's true- many managers allow smoke breaks which are like bonus breaks; especially if they are smokers themselves cuz this allows for them to start puffing whenever they feel like it.

    The go for a walk idea prob doesn't work because the management doesn't know your location at any given time. If you wanted to stand outside for a breath of fresh air, I'm sure that they would allow it, giving you the same time off as a smoke break.
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    • 12 years 1 month ago
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    I hate hypocrites. I say that if taking a walk if not allowed, but smoke breaks are...pick out one smoker each day and every time he or she takes a "break" go sit in your car and listen to the radio for that duration of time. If your manager has a problem with it, than ALL of these breaks must stop. If your place of employment has a regional manager, get on the horn to that person.
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    Quote by LeggoMyEggo
    I hate hypocrites. I say that if taking a walk if not allowed, but smoke breaks are...pick out one smoker each day and every time he or she takes a "break" go sit in your car and listen to the radio for that duration of time. If your manager has a problem with it, than ALL of these breaks must stop. If your place of employment has a regional manager, get on the horn to that person.


    That's one way to get your co-workers to hate you.

    Don't sir up a bunch of controversy Wave Motion Gun. Just let the supervisor know where you're going from now on. It sounds like they have more of an issue with you disappearing than taking a break. They know where the smokers are, but they don't know where you are. Also saying "But they do it and that’s not fair" does not gain you any respect.
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    I worked at a place that did that too, so I'd take a guitar with me and take guitar breaks.
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    Oh my god. When the Door in the back opens half of the people run to the door. I think it funny when the door gets open and smokers go back to the door.
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    That's really sad if they don't allow you to take a break. The teachers at my school uesd to do this and my Art teacher, Mr.Leerkamp told me he had the same problems with that.So he would usually take a break and do art.
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    I love it when people at the theater are all like "Hey Scott, watch the concessions while I go" and then some BS excuse that sounds productive when they're just going outside to smoke. I don't exactly get why they hide it, I know exactly what they're doing and I really don't care. Besides, I take breaks in the back to eat nachos a lot.
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    • 12 years 1 month ago
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    I hate it when I am the only person at my work that take breaks they dont give over one breaks but just me all the time.
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    • 12 years 1 month ago
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    It's the same at my job....a big corporation. Normal employees don't get breaks persay...but smokers are allowed actual breaks! I don't really get that! In this *PC* day and age....why are companies rewarding you for smoking?? If anything it shold be the other way around.
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    • 12 years 1 month ago
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    I think that smokers by far get special privlages at work, if they can go out for 10-15 minites to smoke then the way i see it i can go out for 10-15 minites to read my bible.
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    • 12 years 1 month ago
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    That's one way to get your co-workers to hate you.

    If they get 6 breaks to my 2, I already don't like them. When they leave, I'd leave. If my boss complained, he'd find out that I became addicted to listening to my car radio at work and if he didn't like me feeding my addiction, no one can. The people I work with don't have to like me, but they will realize not to attempt to get one over on me.
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    Quote by gumbyman
    I think that smokers by far get special privlages at work, if they can go out for 10-15 minites to smoke then the way i see it i can go out for 10-15 minites to read my bible.


    Out loud and very loud, as they are smoking. Call it, "Second Hand Jesus." That'll fix their asses.
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    Quote by LeggoMyEggo
    That's one way to get your co-workers to hate you.

    If they get 6 breaks to my 2, I already don't like them. When they leave, I'd leave. If my boss complained, he'd find out that I became addicted to listening to my car radio at work and if he didn't like me feeding my addiction, no one can. The people I work with don't have to like me, but they will realize not to attempt to get one over on me.


    Just speaking for experience that you're better off not stirring up a bunch of drama at your job. I don't know how it is at your jobs, but any I worked at the smoke breaks were usually about 5 minutes at a time. If they are staying out there chain smoking for 15 minutes then your boss shouldn't have an issue with you taking a few extra breaks if it's slow. Myself when I smoked I took a smoke break every hour, but took overall shorter break. So while I took more break the total for the day was the same as the none smokers.

    I found in life that it isn't fair, but in the end everyone gets their little perks that others don't get. Meaning your day will come. When you try and by 100% fair with everyone ,no one ends up being happy. let the smokers kill themselves
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    • 12 years 1 month ago
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    Quote by LeggoMyEggo
    Quote by gumbyman
    I think that smokers by far get special privlages at work, if they can go out for 10-15 minites to smoke then the way i see it i can go out for 10-15 minites to read my bible.


    Out loud and very loud, as they are smoking. Call it, "Second Hand Jesus." That'll fix their asses.


    Look pal i never forced my beleifs down your throat so please stop judging me and my god before i have to start quoting scripture. Maybe if more people would realize that jesus loves them and actually read the bible word for word they would not judge but let the holy spirit speak through them as it does through me. People can mess with a lot of things on here but for future refrence dont you dare call me or my god out like that again.
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    Uh oh... Ehhh, try not to derail the topic here. Take that to the PMs.
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    Yeah, really.

    End of all religion refrences, please.
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    • 12 years 1 month ago
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    Quote by adventure_of_link
    Yeah, really.

    End of all religion refrences, please.


    I was just making a simple comparison link, i was stating that smoking would be the exact same thing as me reading a magazine.
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    • 12 years 1 month ago
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    Quote by gumbyman
    Quote by LeggoMyEggo
    Quote by gumbyman
    I think that smokers by far get special privlages at work, if they can go out for 10-15 minites to smoke then the way i see it i can go out for 10-15 minites to read my bible.


    Out loud and very loud, as they are smoking. Call it, "Second Hand Jesus." That'll fix their asses.


    Look pal i never forced my beleifs down your throat so please stop judging me and my god before i have to start quoting scripture. Maybe if more people would realize that jesus loves them and actually read the bible word for word they would not judge but let the holy spirit speak through them as it does through me. People can mess with a lot of things on here but for future refrence dont you dare call me or my god out like that again.



    Psst...I was actually agreeing with you AND making a joke at the same time. I guess you didn't get it or I didn't make it clear enough.
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    • 12 years 1 month ago
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    In that case i apolagize my brother but it did come off a tad like an insult to me. Hey though man i hold nothing against you or your comment.
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