I hate smoking, and I hate liars, but I also hate companies that attempt to micromanage my health.
- Whirlpool suspends 39 workers, says they lied about smoking – Yahoo! News
- A Whirlpool Corp. factory in Evansville, Ind., has suspended 39 workers who signed insurance paperwork claiming they don’t use tobacco and then were seen smoking or chewing tobacco on company property. Now, some could be fired for lying, company spokeswoman Debby Castrale said.
This news report makes me want to buy a pack of Camels.
Anyone want to join me in decoupling employment from health insurance? Does anyone out there support a national health care plan?
Imagine how much more productive the Whirlpool HR team would be if they could focus on the stuff that matters — and not on the health habits of their employees. Imagine how much more competitive American corporations could become if we focused on products, services, profitability, and employee development — and not on reducing & containing health care costs.
Maybe I’m a dreamer?