Monday, August 22, 2005

Cigarette break

Most workplaces have banned smoking in the UK, but lighting up is often still permitted, as long as you go outside, which means smokers get more breaks!
When I was a smoker I would probably have 4-5 cigarette breaks a day, which added about 30 minutes to my break allowance, but nobody complained as long as I smoked in the dedicated smoking corner of the carpark.

Then I gave up smoking and what would people say if I took three or four 5-10 minute breaks outside of normal breaktime now? Nothing?

If you want to smoke, do it in your own time, and don't forget to think of the non-smoking employees at your local pub!

"My name is Sparkling, I am an anti-smoker"


Blogger Hannah said...


10:19 am  
Blogger Clublint said...

My name is Deb and I am a reformed smoker too.

Why are you complaining about a half hour of breaks a day when you've just added years to your life?


10:54 am  
Blogger Sparkling said...

Half an hour a day is another 15 days a year I could add to MY life... to spend dancing in the rain.

12:05 pm  
Blogger Mandy said...

I'm Mandy and I'm a non-smoker too.

I gave up 2 and a half years ago and you know what! we're the worst ones hehe.

Strange though, I came across an Irish company here in Holland called Walsh Western (hubby drives for them sometimes and nope he isn't Irish) anyway, there's a sign on the door outside saying. 'No smoking outside'

Is that weird or what! lol

12:27 pm  
Blogger Dr. Fil said...

I've always wanted to quit smoking but I hesitate to do so because it's become quite a part of my life now. How did you do it?

Dr. Fil


2:29 pm  
Blogger Sparkling said...

Dr.Fil: I changed the part of my lifestyle that 'needed' to smoke. If the will is strong enough there is a way. Good luck!

2:36 pm  
Anonymous lilly said...

I‭ ‬actually‭ ‬do‭ ‬take‭ "‬non‭ ‬smoking‭" ‬breaks‭ ‬through‭ ‬my‭ ‬day‭, ‬I‭ ‬sit‭ ‬and‭ ‬read‭ ‬the‭ ‬newspaper‭, ‬or‭ ‬draw‭ ‬or‭ ‬do‭ ‬a‭ ‬soduko‭ ‬puzzle‭, ‬it‭ ‬helps‭ ‬me‭ ‬stay‭ ‬more‭ ‬focus‭ ‬and‭ ‬over‭ ‬all‭ ‬more‭ ‬productive‭ ‬then‭ ‬I‭ ‬would‭ ‬have‭ ‬just‭ ‬sitting‭ ‬in‭ ‬front‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬computer‭ ‬all‭ ‬day‭. ‬Sometime‭ ‬when‭ ‬I‭'‬m‭ ‬stuck‭ ‬on‭ ‬a‭ ‬project‭ ‬I‭ ‬go‭ ‬outside‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬building‭ ‬for‭ 10 ‬minus‭ ‬and‭ ‬then‭ ‬when‭ ‬I‭ ‬get‭ ‬back‭ ‬I‭ ‬have‭ ‬a‭ ‬fresh‭ ‬way‭ ‬of‭ ‬looking‭ ‬at‭ ‬the‭ ‬problems‭ ‬and‭ ‬finding‭ ‬a‭ ‬solution‭.‬

I‭ ‬think‭ ‬it‭ ‬probably‭ ‬wouldn‭'‬t‭ ‬work‭ ‬at‭ ‬any‭ ‬line‭ ‬of‭ ‬job‭, ‬but‭ ‬that‭ ‬it‭ ‬would‭ ‬help‭ ‬almost‭ ‬everyone‭ ‬no‭ ‬matter‭ ‬what‭ ‬line‭ ‬of‭ ‬work‭ ‬they‭ ‬are‭ ‬in‭, ‬especially‭ ‬if‭ ‬you‭ ‬have‭ ‬to‭ ‬get‭ ‬creative‭.‬

1:48 pm  
Blogger Croaker said...

You reformed smokers are the worst. Always hating what you really want ;).

I never smoked and I just go outside with the smokers when I want a break. Let them try and complain about it.

6:16 pm  

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