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Columbus Casino to Only Hire Non-Smokers

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    Corrin Radd
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    I wonder if West siders would have been so enthusiastically courting the casino move if they’d known this. Where did I read that Columbus’s West side has one of the highest per capita rates of smoking in the nation? So now nobody from the neighborhood is going to be able to work there.

    #475821

    Twixlen
    Participant

    Corrin Radd said:
    I wonder if West siders would have been so enthusiastically courting the casino move if they’d known this. Where did I read that Columbus’s West side has one of the highest per capita rates of smoking in the nation? So now nobody from the neighborhood is going to be able to work there.

    I’d argue that there were an equal number of westsiders that *didn’t* want the casino. And I’d argue that if you think the west side has a high percentage of smokers, that you haven’t spent much time in the south. I live here, and don’t find more folks smoking here than anywhere.

    #475822

    JeepGirl
    Participant

    Corrin Radd said:
    So now nobody from the neighborhood is going to be able to work there.

    Seems like the casino is putting the no-smokers word out early, so if a smoker is seriously interested in gaining a job there they can work on quitting.

    Maybe it could lead to a double win for new employees, a job and reason to quit smoking.

    #475823

    MoneyDragon
    Member

    Good luck finding westsiders that don’s smoke.

    I like the idea of restricting the workforce to non-smokers, beside the obvious health insurance discounts you will get a more productive staff if they don’t have to run outside every hour for a break.

    #475824

    cheap
    Member

    lmao

    bunch of babies scared of a little smoke.

    #475825

    Twixlen
    Participant

    MoneyDragon said:
    Good luck finding westsiders that don’s smoke.

    *rolls eyes*

    #475826

    lifeontwowheels
    Participant

    MoneyDragon said:
    Good luck finding westsiders that don’s smoke.

    Let’s see: I live on the westside…I don’t smoke. Twix, you smoke?

    #475827

    Twixlen
    Participant

    lifeontwowheels said:
    Let’s see: I live on the westside…I don’t smoke. Twix, you smoke?

    Nope, one questionable habit I’ve managed to avoid.

    #475828
    murfmurphy
    murfmurphy
    Participant

    I’m on the West Side and I’m a former smoker.

    #475829

    Anonymous
    Inactive

    When we bought our house in ‘95, I got life insurance to cover the mortgage if I died. When I found out I was going to become a father in 2001, I wanted to increase the coverage and acquiesced to my insurance agents repeated suggestion that I try to qualify for a policy that only the healthiest 10% of the population qualifies for. She reminded me that I said I smoked the occasional cigar when I got my initial policy and that any tobacco would automatically disqualify me. I said that I experimented with cigars back in the ’90s when it was trendy, and hadn’t had one in years. I found out later that they test for nicotine (but curiously didn’t care about alcohol [or even marajaroni] even though they new my occupation).
    I managed to qualify and have a 30 year life insurance policy.
    I figure if actuaries think any tobacco is that bad, it’s not worth it.

    #475830

    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    Update, today I got some junk mail advertising life insurance. The monthly rates for $200,000 of coverage:

    male
    Age 50 – 54 (my bracket)
    non-nicotine user $77.99
    nicotine user $183.99

    Female rates for that age bracket are $49.99 / $124.99

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