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German Boss Fires Employees For Not Smoking

Utterly Ridiculous: Workers Fired For Not Smoking

Yes, you read that correctly. Three workers at a German computer company were fired because they requested a non-smoking work environment. The trio, who made up about a third of the small ten person company, apparently caused enough of a stir that the boss kicked their non-smoking butts to the curb.

The boss, named Thomas J., seemed to have no regrets about his decision and explained his position when he said, "I can't be bothered with trouble-makers. We're on the phone all the time and it's just easier to work while smoking. Everyone picks on smokers these days. It's time for revenge. I'm only going to hire smokers from now on."

What would you call this type of discrimination — Smoke-ism?


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