(AustraliaMatters) It’s been 10 years since I was a full time smoker. It’s been just as long since I had a smoke at work.
Been awhile since I prayed at work too. The two times I tried, it was for a pay-rise and my own special room where I could have a nanna nap during my hour lunch break. I received neither.
Today the MSM are promoting a puff piece about banning smoking at work. Story goes on about how much money Australia is losing to those that sneak a durry during work hours. Why is that the so called governments business? They going to get involved in toilet breaks next? Do we work for the re-representatives, or do they work for us?
Of course the old health issue was thrown in. Look, if people want to stuff up their health, at work, or elsewhere, that’s their right. Do we ban healthy sky and scuba divers … sports people etc, because what they do is dangerous and they might end up on the tax payer funded disability pension for the rest of their lives? No.
We, even the smokers at work, pay taxes for a reason, and that reason involves paying for our medical system. The so called government is cranky because it wants more of our taxes for more of their projects … you know, like buying the latest killing weapons and technology. And they say smoking kills?
I have no ciggy butts in the fight, but if it happens, the health dictators better make sure work places also reclaim the fax rooms from those that mess the furniture up twice everyday. Its only fair, because after all, it’s ONLY (cough cough) about ‘productivity’ after all, right?
“Let’s say I’m on an assembly line with 10 people, and two of those people take an unscheduled break. Everything stops. Those two people might be using five minutes but the other eight are standing there waiting for those five minutes”