What your favorite thong says about you and flowers!Written by Fay Barrow
White Thong: You love Carnations tradition is very important to you. Your down-to-earth attitude and innate ability to keep confidences makes you one of most loyal and trusted friends. As a result, loved ones who come to you for guidance always surround you.
Purple Thong: You love daisies and you notice things others miss. For example, different shades of pink in sky as sun sets, hint of sadness behind someone’s smile-which means you are a natural at drinking in all life has to offer.
Pink Thong: You are a nurturing person you love lilies. In fact, people are drawn to you. A few words from you can make people feel worlds better. It’s no wonder many say you would be a great therapist! However, you shouldn’t feel like you have to ease everyone’s troubles; your caring alone accomplishes more than you realize.
FORBIDDEN TO SMOKE AT ALL COSTSWritten by Candas Emcioglu
Employees at Weyco Inc., a medical company in Michigan, are required to undergo a tobacco test designed to monitor their tobacco usage. The company’s new no-smoking rule has banned its employees from smoking both at home and at work. The controversial policy dictates that failing to take tobacco test will result in termination of employment, and four employees, who refused to take test, have already been fired.
Although Weyco’s CEO has responded to critics that sole purpose of policy is to create a smoke-free and healthy work environment, many believe that policy was drafted as an obvious excuse to cut down Weyco’s medical and insurance costs. Critics argue that this policy is a discrimination against lifestyle choices, and an invasion of privacy, as it allows company to have a say in what its employees do outside work. Many are understandably worried that this policy will serve as a launching platform for many other potentially discriminating policies in future.
Following logic of this policy, if sole purpose is to create a “healthy” work environment, as it has been justified, companies should be allowed to force their obese employees to lose weight. After all, excessive eating and obesity are health risks as serious as those caused by tobacco usage. Perhaps some companies would even be arrogant and pervasive enough to provide an arbitrary list of what “can” and “cannot” be eaten with another list in fineprint of “what” can be eaten “where” at “what time” of day.
Imagine a business dinner, where people are not allowed to order a bottle of wine as a result of a zero-tolerance-to-alcohol company policy, or an alcohol and cigarette free christmas party. Perhaps, some foresighted companies will take next step and demand job applicants to undergo genetic tests to see if they may have any genetic dispositions to any diseases that may eventually cost company medical expenses. The logic is so flexible that, along side parking ticket that we get for parking next to a water hydrant, we may even find ourselves getting “dress-code tickets” from our companies. Technically speaking, failing to wear a scarf and a warm head cover on a cold winter day, could be perceived by company CEO as a highly irresponsible act and a cause of company resources wasted on employee sick days. As farfetched as some of these examples may sound, there is no reason why they could not be adopted by companies in future, if discriminating policies like that of Weyco are tolerated today.