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Opinions are like....(what would YOU do)??

Monday, January 16, 2017

Opinions are like.......
Well, I would like to know everyones thoughts on this subject.
Second hand smoke in the work place????

If you were a nonsmoker, and had recently had health issues, including your blood pressure suddenly increasing and you were constantly coughing a dry cough, eyes had become dry and you kept an ear infection that wouldnt heal.....

If you had a job that was pretty easy, (although the pay wasnt especially great), and didnt require a long commute but your employer was a chain smoker, who smoked in the open shared space. All day.... and didnt seem to take your health or feelings on the matter into consideration would you walk away from the job or tough it out????
For how long???
Keep in mind, this job is in private home assistance, and not the public, so its not under the same laws and doesnt provide benefits such as healthcare.

Would you say, I hate to just up and quit, without a new job to go to.
Would you wait until a new job came along? Or, wait to see if your health improved or worsened?

Or, would you say, I dont need the money so badly that I am willing to wreck my health and take a risk on developing cancer or heart disease, amongst other health issues???

To a nonsmoker, to someone who absolutely refuses to allow anyone to smoke in their home or automobile, the answer should be relatively easy....but it isnt.

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  • PCOH051610
    Gosh, that's a tough one BUT I think my health would take priority.
    1373 days ago
    Changing a job is never easy, but, I was always too affected by it, and had to put up boundaries. I wouldn't likely quit right away, but, I'd definitely be job searching. Best of luck to all involved.
    1377 days ago
    I don't think it is reasonable for an employer to expect employee's to put up with 2nd hand smoke-period. They can smoke in a designated smoking area, not in the common areas. Discuss this with your employer. It sounds like you like the job for the most part, so if you can resolve this issue to both parties benefit, that would be the ideal situation.

    Otherwise, I would start looking for another position. I wouldn't quit without notice, but I would certainly let them know that it was the smoking that is the issue.

    Hang in there and hope you come up with a good resolution.

    1378 days ago
    WOW that is tough! I used to smoke, for 20 years, and then quit - cold turkey - it's been 14 years; I totally understand the rights of smokers, but I know what it is like to not smoke and have to breathe their smoke. My husband is a smoker and smokes outside, I frequently have to pass through his smoke and it is difficult to keep breathing without coughing.
    When it comes to a job... personally, I would do everything in my power to try and get away from that house; slowly but surely, get everything into place, give them decent notice (be honest, maybe it will give them a reason to not smoke in the house) and then move on. IMHO
    Good luck with your decision.
    1379 days ago
    That is a complex question. If you can't leave right away have a thoughtful discussion but try not to blame them for anything. Suggest they smoke near an air purifier and turn on the house fans. Remember, you are more powerful than smoke! Prayers!
    1379 days ago
    If I could afford to quit right away I would. If not I would actively look for another job and move on as soon as possible.
    1379 days ago
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