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28-01-2011, 16:21
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Council bosses in Carlisle have written to their employees (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1351337/Clock-want-talk-weather-babies-angry-council-tells-timewasting-employees.html) suggesting that, if smokers have to clock out for a fag break, anyone wishing to have a ten-minute conversation about the weather should do the same. Certainly over the years I've witnessed some spectacular examples of timewasting through office gassing. The threat wasn't actually carried through, but antismokers should be very careful what they wish for as it could easily rebound on them. And, of course, anyone expected to clock out for a fag break is hardly likely to be prepared to go the extra mile, or even the extra half-inch, for their employer.

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