Monday, January 02, 2006

You're Fired!

You're seriously not gonna believe this!

I'm privileged to live in the same city as the headquarters for Scotts Fertilizer - you know, the company that rakes in the big bucks when you buy their product to make you lawn better than your neighbor's.

The CEO (an ex-military man, yes, this is important to the story) recently announced a No Smoking policy at the company. Big Deal, you say, lots of companies have them. Oh really? Do you know any other company that says you will be FIRED if you even smoke in your own home?!

Not kidding people! The employees have to submit to urine tests to prove they are not smoking anywhere on the planet. This of course has created quite the furor in our city and the Letters to the Editor are coming fast and furious. The majority want to strip the CEO naked and put their ciggies out on his flesh.

Now, I'm not a smoker but this seems like yet another bad idea in the mind of a dictator that's gone waaaaaay too far. The CEO has been babbling like a brook about how this will reduce health problems (which are apparently ALL smoking related) and therefore save money. Oh yes, here we go. It all comes down to money. Greedy SOB!

Then there was some gobbledy gook about getting in fighting shape and coming to the edge whatever the hell that means. What - are the Scotts Fertilizer employees being retained by the government to defend our country against terrorists now?


Blogger LadyBugCrossing said...

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1/02/2006 11:48 AM  
Blogger Jess and Jetta said...

I totally agree with you. Just another control mechanism. Ever since religion died off people have had to find different ways to control the masses...a prime example.

1/03/2006 6:44 AM  

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