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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Varsity L&G, Aug 18, 2005.


Do you smoke?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. Quit

  1. Varsity L&G

    Varsity L&G LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 418

    Are you a smoker, non smoker.

    Do you have a strict rule that there is no smoking near or on a customers property?
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    I am deffinatly not a smoker and i think it would be very unprofessional to smoke while on a customers property. Just my 2 cents.
  3. Varsity L&G

    Varsity L&G LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 418

    I watched a guy today, even though it was commercial property I thought it was really un pro. He was working the WB with a smoke hanging off his lip. When I have worked for others in the past there were rules regarding this. You would get fired.

    Just wondered what others would say.
  4. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    Both Matt and I don't smoke, but if we did, I would not find it appropriate to be flicking butts near the customers property.
    When we had our pool installed, I was not too keen on looking out the kitchen window and seeing a few guys smoking and dropping their cig on the lawn and snuffing it out with their boot that's for sure.
  5. grassmanvt

    grassmanvt LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 906

    I don't smoke, hate the smell, and won't hire a smoker unless I'm really desperate. My experience has been that they are the most un-productive workers and no matter how much crap I gave them I always found a butt here and there. I know I didn't put it there and didn't find them on the properties before but it ofcourse it was't them.
  6. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    If you hired a smoker and you provided insurance for that person, wouldn't it be higher because of the fact that they smoke? Just wondering because by the time i need a real employee once i become legal, this would be a good thing to know.
  7. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,004

    we got smoke free policy. also we probably wont even give any smokers a try out ever again. they are the stupidest, laziest people i have ever seen, and we get nothing but complaints on them. no one here smokes.
  8. bugspit

    bugspit LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 767

  9. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Messages: 784

    i dont let people smoker on properties or chew tobacco. i had no clue of this concept until i started posting here. now its a must policy
  10. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    When i become legal, that will be my policy too. Makes 100% sence.

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