Whirlpool Suspends 39 Workers: They Lied About Smoking

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I hate smoking, and I hate liars, but I also hate companies that attempt to micromanage my health.

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?

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