In Germany, it’s still OK to smoke in the workplace so long as your business is under a certain size. And now, Reuters reports, the owner of a 10-person IT firm has fired 3 of his staffers who don’t take advantage of this privilege — because they lobbied for a smoke-free workplace.
“I can’t be bothered with trouble-makers,” Thomas was quoted saying. “We’re on the phone all the time and it’s just easier to work while smoking. Everyone picks on smokers these days. It’s time for revenge. I’m only going to hire smokers from now on.”