So the other day I was walking past a lady smoking and she was wearing a Coles uniform and it was literally right next to the shop so she had only just removed herself from the building.
I just wasn't sure what to make of it, was it appropriate? She was smoking in a work uniform. Now I know smoking isn't illegal so she wasn't technically doing anything wrong, but is it a good look for Coles? Was it appropriate or could she have hidden her workplace whole smoking?
As I said I'm not sure how I feel about it, I think I'm leaning towards having a problem with it but a tiny bit of me thinks it's unfair as she's not doing anything illegal or hurting anyone.
So WDYT? Do you have a problem with this or is she just another person having a cigarette?
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12-07-2015 15:42 #1
12-07-2015 15:45 #2
It honestly wouldn't even register to me that she was doing anything wrong, I assume she was on a break and having a smoke in her own time.
12-07-2015 15:48 #3
Im not phased if someone is smoking in a work uniform but I would be annoyed if my kids and I had to walk through the smoke
12-07-2015 16:35 #4
It probably would have tbh. I walked past my local bakery a few months back early in the morning with DS. Every single worker was out the front smoking - probably 4 or 5 of them, right next to the doors. I thought it was disgusting - all the bakers smoking then going back inside to bake my bread. It has totally grossed me out so I have never gone back. I know it isn't illegal, but when it's food or health related I don't want to see people smoking or preparing my food after smoking. Yuck!
12-07-2015 16:37 #5
agree with that meredithgrey! i somehow always think medical people would be above smoking lol.
anyone else, I really don't care and it prob wouldn't even register. I'd prob look twice if I saw a personal trainer smoking but otherwise, I don't care what people do in their spare time, work uniform or otherwise.
I'd be more bothered by the fact that it was being done in a place that the smoke could blow and bother others.
12-07-2015 16:41 #6
I was sitting in the car with the kids outside woolies one day while DF ducked in for things, and I watched an employee walk out- obviously on a short break- and sit down 20m away from the door and chain smoke 3 cigs and rush down 2 V energy drinks. As she got up to walk back inside, I actually realised I went to school with her.
Is it a bad look for the company- yes. Do people usually give it a second glance? Probably not. If the company were really worried about it, I would imagine managers coming down hard on employees who do it, I would imagine it commonly being rehashed in their staff meetings, and I would hope that if they had the room to spare, the companies would set aside designated staff smoking areas- somewhere private so the patrons don't have to witness it.
12-07-2015 16:42 #7
I think she probably should have been more discreet and gone a little further from the building, or perhaps chucked a cardi on to cover the logo on her shirt. Let's be honest, it's not a good look.
I recall visiting a chemist recently and there was a uniformed fellow smoking right next to the front door. I thought he was a staff member of the chemist and I must say it didn't sit well with me, however, I got closer and realised he was an employee from the nearby Bunnings.
My views are those of a non-smoker for the record. Yep, I hate being exposed to passive smoke!
12-07-2015 16:45 #8
When I worked at Woolies employees did this all the time.
12-07-2015 16:46 #9
Not a good look for a company. She could have easily put on a cardigan and walked a little further from the building.
12-07-2015 17:47 #10
I think that the person was well within their right to smoke but I do admit it turns me off. I go to a local market every weekend. It is mostly organic foods. There is a stall that sells fresh pasta that they make right there at the stall. I have see the guy that makes the pasta standing right behind the tent smoking. It grossed me out. I doubt that they have the best hand washing facilities. I have never purchased pasta from them because I saw him smoking even tho I LOVE pasta..... So yeah I think workers should seriously consider the time and place they smoke. X
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