Saturday, January 29, 2005


I start to worry, as my workplace and government become increasingly more involved in my life choices.

Four workers in the United States have lost their jobs after refusing to take a test to see if they were smokers.

They were employees of Michigan-based healthcare firm Weyco, which introduced a policy banning its staff from smoking - even away from the workplace.

But wait! There's more:

According to Reuters news agency, Mr Weyers wants to turn his attention next to overweight workers.

"We have to work on eating habits and getting people to exercise. But if you're obese, you're (legally) protected," he said

Yea. Legally protected. Gosh. That must really suck, not being able to fire somebody for being fat... legally.

4 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Anonymous said...

Talk about your control freaks. 

Posted by Anne

Anonymous said...

Wait, aren't physical addictions (as well as obesity) disabilities? 

Posted by Maureen

Anonymous said...

Yea. Legalities. Ha.  

Posted by Kameron Hurley

Anonymous said...

How ironic that the very social programming that you deplore for its authoritarianism is the basis for today's lefties' paternalism in government! Check out this and google Owen's New Lanark experiment in social engineering. Enough to make you become an anarchist. :-p  

Posted by Erin