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BUS 309

Assignment #2 Old Smoke
Ronic West
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BUS309
February 26, 2012

Abstract This is our second assignment for Bus 309 we are to write on case study 8.4. Regarding Old Smoke and follow the metric for this assignment described in the course syllabus.

If I was Charles Renfold I would closely weigh the options and look at what other companies in my field are doing with smoking policies. Companies are passing more and more no smoking laws for employees even going as far as employees cannot smoke on the grounds of work. With these considerations I would come up with a designate smoker’s area for my smoking employees. Charles will need to consider her opinion because she is the only employee that can complete an extremely important report for the company. Charles could show his smoking employees how to complete the report for his managers. I find it disturbing personally that a company still allow employees to still smoke inside the building. Then to allow employees to air out the room by opening windows this obvious cannot be healthy for anyone involved. I feel breaks should be built into the work day to insure productivity is still kept at a maximum. Maybe two breaks and lunch for all employees. I think of the companies that are banding smoking from the entire campus how is this being handled. I would definitely build in breaks into the work day and make a designation smokers area outside of the work area for smokers. I would call a meeting for smoking employees first then for non smoking employees explain my decision and the rights of both parties. I would then call a meeting for all employees explaining the respect for all parties involved and promoting a healthy work environment.

I would recommend the policy of designating smoking areas outside of the…...

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