Smoking in Office Buildings

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  1. #11

    just talk to them. easy.


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    1. Call the TCO Hotline.

    2. Pull the fire alarm - well you can smell smoke.

    3. Rig up a sprinkler system which tirggers on smoke rather than heat.

    4. Carry a large canister of air freshener and use it liberally while they are in there.

    5. Piss in your waste bucket.

    6. Do #2s in your boss's waste bucket.

    7. Practise paintballing in the toilet while the smokers are there.

    8. Open the door slightly and throw in a stink bomb.

    9. Hire Rentokil; it gets rid of pests.

    10. Write a "furious" letter to the SCMP.


    #1 is probably best for starters...


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    Grass them up to building management. Or, more fun, stink bombs!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by krypton:
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    To whoever red dotted me on this..... cummon where is your sense of humour

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    Quote Originally Posted by thundacatchergo:
    i just dont want to smell like smoke everytime I use the restroom.
    Surely you can ask them to smoke in another cubicle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleuth:
    Or assume they are on fire and dump water on their heads.
    I advocate this approach! Please take video for u-tube too....

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    I have asked people to stop smoking in my office building's restroom, but they come back after a week or so of using another one. These people aren't going to stop feeding their silly little addiction just because you ask them to. Building management isn't going to do anything either, they'll just say they can't be everywhere, and if they do happen to catch someone smoking while they're around, they'll just act like they're telling them off and that'll be the end of it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunfire:
    I have asked people to stop smoking in my office building's restroom, but they come back after a week or so of using another one. These people aren't going to stop feeding their silly little addiction just because you ask them to. Building management isn't going to do anything either, they'll just say they can't be everywhere, and if they do happen to catch someone smoking while they're around, they'll just act like they're telling them off and that'll be the end of it.
    Isn't the TCO supposed to have teeth? Can't it fine offenders or anything? A few fines (either of the smokers or building management) should get results!

    EDIT .. hmm looks like the maximum fine is only HKD5,000 ... not that much of an incentive! But the TCO does say one of their objectives is to help people enforce the law, so they might be able to assist building management if informed!
    Last edited by MovingIn07; 04-04-2009 at 06:16 PM.

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    In my office it's one of the Executive Directors who smokes in the men's room, and whenever a new guy starts saying something along the lines of "hey, do you know someone's smoking in the..." they immediately get glared at by everyone in the office and quickly silenced with whispered warnings about never mentioning that again.

    Strategies for taking your boss to task?


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    Quote Originally Posted by M Khan:

    Strategies for taking your boss to task?
    Anonymous tip to the TCO?

    Or you could just speak to them. I would not work for a firm where I couldn't speak my mind, but I recognise that many people do.