No (Smoker) Vaccancies : US!
Some companies in US recenlty said that they are not going to employ smokers. The reasons that are stated as follows.
- Smokers go out for smoking once in half an hour which reduces the productivity
- Smokers' brains think less and tend to make more mistakes thereby reducing quality in products
- Smokers irritate the customers which tends to affect the customer relationship
- Smokers cause disturbances (environmental and physcological) and health risks for their non-smoking co-workers
Mind you there are quite a number of software companies too in this list. They made a nicotine test as madatory along with other joining formalities and it is to be taken every year.
Being an ex-smoker I don't accept with the first and second reasons. Lot of smokers started protesting this move. Anyway, I have quit smoking ;-) so nothing stops me in getting a job in those companies!