The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #99409   Message #1982747
Posted By: GUEST
01-Mar-07 - 10:31 AM
Thread Name: BS: Does the Green Party drive cars ?
Subject: RE: BS: Does the Green Party drive cars ?
I am, unfortunately, a smoker. I recently retire after thity years employment. During that time I missed a total of 22 working days and left over 400 hunfred days in the "sick" bank. I am not bragging but I do believe that many insurance companies, though they charge smokers more, realize that smokers are not the biggest users fo emplyee sick plans. When I was a union negotiator our rates (collectively) were always very high because our bargaining group had a very high percentage of the highest percentage users of sick time..single parent females between the ages of 25 and 40. Go figure. This statistic remained constant with all insurances schemes with whom we negotiated. Smokers were eigth on the list.