Let the lawsuits begin.
LANSING, Mich. — Four employees of a health care company have been fired for refusing to take a test to determine whether they smoke cigarettes.
Weyco Inc., a health benefits administrator based in Okemos, Mich., adopted a policy Jan. 1 that allows employees to be fired if they smoke, even if the smoking happens after business hours or at home.
Company founder Howard Weyers has said the anti-smoking rule was designed to shield the firm from high health care costs. “I don’t want to pay for the results of smoking,” he said.
The rule led one employee to quit before the policy was adopted. Four others were fired when they balked at the smoking test.
Looks like this is happening in more than one place.
Wendy has been taking pictures of total solar eclipses now for forty years and her website documents each eclipse she has photographed with amazing pictures.
This week’s new google feature is Google Video Search.
Our mission is to organize the world’s information, and that includes the thousands of programs that play on our TVs every day. Google Video enables you to search a growing archive of televised content – everything from sports to dinosaur documentaries to news shows.
We can build you a balloon of almost any shape. Special-shape balloon will truly depict the product or mascot of your company and at the same time will work as a fully functional hot-air balloon. Sophisticated systems of ropes, straps and fabric ribs inside of the balloon will maintain the shape of the envelope.
Our extensive experience with designing various complicated shapes is based on special-shape hot-air balloons and an enormous number of cold-air inflatables.
(via Jaf Project)
Did you ever make
a mistake the first time you tried something? So did these people. Here is a collection of mistakes about living and extinct organisms. But as much as these pictures might amuse you (some are pretty funny, others aren’t) try to carry a little compassion in your back pocket.
(via Life in the Present)
This is a good quiz and a lot harder than you would think. Listen to a few sound clips and try to figure out what region in the U.S. the person is from. I answered three correctly.