I have a coworker that smokes. She works in a department with two other smokers. However, she is being singled out by her boss as a problem because she comes in and smells of smoke all the time. Now, I can smell the smoke on her, but not near as bad as this other woman in her department. I can stand to be in her office, but cannot stand to even get near her coworker's door because it smells so bad. Yet, he only complains to her. It's pretty well known that he wants to get rid of her for whatever reason. So he constantly comes at her with random BS to upset her.
I live in an area that is doing everything in their power to try and keep people from smoking. Want to go to a restaurant here? Don't expect to be able to take your cigarettes in and smoke there. It's all non-smoking. Want to go outside and smoke on a break...better make sure you are 50 ft from any entrance. Seriously, that's a city ordinance now, you must be 50 ft from any public building to smoke.
I am not a smoker, but don't have a problem with people who do smoke. I tend to just keep my distance if they decide to light up, mainly because it really flares up my allergy problems. Anyway, is it right for her boss to harass her about the smell of smoke since smoking isn't illegal? I mean, I've nearly croaked at the scent of some people's perfume... Does that mean their bosses should be able to raise hell and claim they have to stop wearing perfume?
Meh, I'm all over the place with this post because I can't focus, sorry!