ShortNews
+ + + 3 BRANDNEW NewsTickers for your Website! + + + easy configurable in less than 1 Minute + + + GET'EM NOW! + + +

   Home | Join | Submit News | MyShortNews | HighScores | FAQ'S | Forums Chat | 0 Users Online   
   
                 04/18/2014 10:06 AM  
  ShortNews Search
search all Channels
RSS feeds
   Top News Politics
Tea Party Primary Challenger Says John Boehner Has "Electile Dysfunction"
Russia Wants to Take Over the Moon
more News
out of this Channel...
  ShortNews User Poll
Do you think marriages between same-sex couples should be legally recognized?
  Latest Events
04/18/2014 04:07 AM
coronado receives 20 Points for very good Assessment of 'Miley Cyrus Wears Only Underwear on Stage After Missed Costume Change'
04/18/2014 04:06 AM
edie receives 20 Points for very good Assessment of 'Rapper Cuts Off Penis, Jumps Off Building in Apparent Suicide Attempt'
04/18/2014 04:06 AM
edie receives 20 Points for very good Assessment of 'Woman Sues Walmart, Claims Shampoo Tangled Hair So Much She Had to Cut It'
04/18/2014 04:04 AM
ixuzus receives 20 Points for very good Assessment of 'Court Rules Simulated Sex Isn´t a Sexual Act'
04/18/2014 04:03 AM
edie receives 20 Points for very good Assessment of 'Woman Attacks Mother With Vibrator'
04/18/2014 04:02 AM
coronado receives 20 Points for very good Assessment of 'Man Jailed for Being Too Loud During Sex Says He Can´t Help Being "Too Good"'
04/18/2014 01:29 AM
Esperanza receives 20 Points for very good Assessment of 'Woman Severs Chinese Man´s Penis'
04/18/2014 01:25 AM
dolcevita receives 20 Points for very good Assessment of 'Senator Sues Over Health Care Exemptions for Congress'
04/18/2014 01:24 AM
dolcevita receives 20 Points for very good Assessment of 'NSA Spying on 100,000 Computers Worldwide, Report Says'
04/18/2014 01:21 AM
edie receives 20 Points for very good Assessment of 'Adam Levine Introduces Women´s Clothing Line at Kmart'
  1.155 Visits   3 Assessments  Show users who Rated this:
Quality:Very Good
Back to Overview  
02/21/2008 04:40 AM ID: 68650 Permalink   

Politician Calls for Non-Smokers to Get an Extra Holiday

 

Sweden: Marie-Louise Ekholm, a doctor, Moderate party member and Nässjö council member, has formally proposed that council employees who don't smoke be given an extra day of holidays.

Ekholm says that non-smokers take less sick days, fewer breaks, and are not as much of a drain on society and deserve rewards beyond better health.

Ekholm previously created a storm of controversy by blaming a significant increase in sexually transmitted diseases amongst Swedish young people on 'loose' sexual attitudes in society.

 
  Source: www.thelocal.se  
    WebReporter: ixuzus Show Calling Card      
  Recommendation:  
ASSESS this news: BLOCK this news. Reason:
   
  7 Comments
  
  And drinkers  
 
hardly ever call in sick to work too, so let's include them for a holiday.
 
  by: John E Angel     02/21/2008 05:04 AM     
  I've said it once  
 
I'll keep on saying it.

Slippery slope...

We are reaching endtimes...

</doomsayer>
 
  by: chaoticvengeance     02/21/2008 07:06 AM     
  nope  
 
keep on dreaming doctor but u aint getting it
 
  by: bastrel   02/21/2008 08:58 AM     
  It won't happen  
 
but it's a good idea. If you're losing 15+ minutes of productivity on smoking breaks every day don't whine about me getting an extra day off.
 
  by: ixuzus     02/21/2008 09:20 AM     
  Fine by me  
 
I'll just not do any work when the boss is off work, take it this hasn't occurred to the numpty suggesting such a thing. Not to mention whats to stop "oh I stopped smoking didn't you know?" when the holiday comes along, then the day later it's back on the death rods.
 
  by: Oook!   02/21/2008 06:37 PM     
  I would have thought  
 
That if smokers really did have more time off sick they would find it harder to get jobs. Or are you not allowed to ask that kind of question?
 
  by: Anglo_Englishman   02/21/2008 06:37 PM     
  I believe  
 
it would be possible for potential employers to check your absence record but it is doubtful they can bring personal choices such as being a smoker into the equation, although of course that doesn't mean they won't as there was recently an issue raised in the news to suggest many interviewers ask wholly inappropriate questions.
 
  by: Oook!   02/22/2008 12:42 PM     
 
 
Copyright ©2014 ShortNews GmbH & Co. KG, Contact: info@shortnews.com