1 in 10 Small Businesses Report Workers Under Influence of Alcohol, Drugs

March 28, 2014

  • March 28, 2014 at 2:06 pm
    jw says:
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    I started in the insurance business in 1975. Half the underwriters were impaired after lunch. Every agent knew to call after lunch with difficult to place account to them bound. One underwriter got fired for binding a bowling alley. Impaired workers is nothing new.

    • March 28, 2014 at 2:36 pm
      Agent says:
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      • March 28, 2014 at 3:25 pm
        Libby says:
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        Agent, you’re too dimwitted and backwards to understand our humor. And you’re too lazy to educate yourself. You make yourself look like the fool that you are when you make your inane comments. Drunk and high I’d still run circles around you.

        • March 28, 2014 at 3:34 pm
          Cheetoh Mulligan says:
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          Libby,
          If you were drunk and high, you probably would be running in circles.

          • March 28, 2014 at 3:47 pm
            Libby says:
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            Around you and Agent, yup. You both would be standing there with your thumb in your mouth, getting dizzy just watching me.

      • March 31, 2014 at 10:51 am
        txmouthbreatherboogereatertx says:
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        This coming from the guy that runs an agency out of a storage unit facility where his neighbors are meth producers.

      • March 31, 2014 at 4:55 pm
        Don't Call Me Shirley says:
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        This coming from someone who thinks that snakes can talk and knowledge comes from a magical piece of fruit.

    • March 28, 2014 at 3:23 pm
      Libby says:
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      Back in the day a 3 martini lunch was common place and many times we didn’t make it back to the office. Oh, the good ole days!

  • March 28, 2014 at 2:57 pm
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    They really need to separate the marijuana use from prescription pain killers. Until Doctors start getting sued for over prescribing painkillers that are very addictive this problem will continue to increase. And as businessowners you can only monitor so much before you let someone go for opioid use and get sued because the doctor said it was okay. I know people that abuse these and they don’t care. They go from one doctor to another and what’s amazing is the new doctor never asks for the old doctor’s name so they can request their chart.
    So how is Obamacare making insurance more affordable? He has no clue on where to start. You start with healthcare and drug companies, not insurance. But then again, I’m sure the drug companies were pushing Obama to pass this so they can get more people on insurance to buy their drugs. Because we know people can get healthcare (hospital) for free, but Walgreens won’t give you a prescription for free. Thank you Obama for making an already big problem even bigger by getting more opioids into the hands of the American People.

    • March 28, 2014 at 3:45 pm
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      Baxtor:

      Medical records are now going to be required to be electronic, so that doctors can have access to a person’s medical history. No more doctor shopping. No more double dipping.

      In addition, the ACA has established a panel to focus on results-driven care versus fee for service care. No longer will people be allowed to go to the doctor for rx without getting any better.

      The ACA has actually done some things to help reduce healthcare costs. Once costs start going down, premiums will follow.

      • March 31, 2014 at 7:42 am
        KY jw says:
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        I read an article last week about Florida clinics. They are cash only (well, don’t accept any insurance) and don’t have to have a licensed doctor. They’re called store front clinics. These will not be affected by the ACA or any legislation that doesn’t directly address their unique situation.



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