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post #91 of 98
As much as I get up from my desk, I wish I would complain about other people. Even when I was in management, I didn't care how many times my team took a break, as long as their work was done, I wasn't tripping. Now, if they weren't completing their work, it would've been an issue. I would've shut that down. But, I've learned that people work harder for you when you're not all over their backs over petty ****. My team begged me to stay because they knew whoever took over wasn't going to be as lenient.
post #92 of 98
^ very true. Very annoying and counter productive when someone is micro-managing.

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post #93 of 98
Let them take their breaks for whatever their reason. Some women pump their breasts for baby milk at lunch. Some take long massive dumps. Some smoke. Some go for a coffee break. All that should matter is that they are efficient at their jobs.
post #94 of 98
I have more of a problem of people smoking or chewing at work because of the nicotine and chemical alteration. No comment on caffeine because thats how 90% of work actually does get done, BUT:

Does that make it ok for alcoholics to drink? Potheads to roll up?

Whats the real difference if they're in a state to work effectively after? I know if i smoked or chewed I'd feel ****** up laugh.gif but if i rolled up it'd be a different story. I know cigs/chew are considered more appropriate since not as taboo, but all still altering substances.
post #95 of 98

As an employee...I mind my business. Not my problem, not my money being affected.

 

As an owner/management I'd only say anything if it was affecting performance. Despite the fact smoking was their choice, I'm not about to have employees gittery and unfocused because they're waiting for their next 15 to have a smoke.

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post #96 of 98

I only make it an issue if my employees do. I have never put my foot down, until a smoker has started abusing it.

post #97 of 98

Lead Engineer told me at my job that the last guy who took smoke breaks got told to stay on it.

post #98 of 98
I have "unlimited" breaks at my job, people taking 5 smoke breaks. I'll just walk around. pimp.gif
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