RE: Who cares about ethics?

Subject: RE: Who cares about ethics?
From: John Posada <JPosada -at- book -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 11:57:24 -0400


Sean...you're talking to someone who spends a great deal of time in a state
where smoking is not illegal, but smoking indoors in ANY public place is.

I'm just saying that smoking should not be included into a discussion on
ethics...it cheapens the subject of ethics, which I spent a great deal of
time studying in college (I was going to go into the medical field and the
subject of ethics and human experimentation was a special interest..infact,
I was heading toward that subject for my thesis). Somehow, I don't think
that Immanuel Kant had smoking in mind when he wrote THE METAPHYSICAL
ELEMENTS OF ETHICS in the seventeen hundreds.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
Barnes&Noble.com
jposada -at- book -dot- com
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-----Original Message-----
From: Sean Brierley [mailto:seanb_us -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2003 11:42 AM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: RE: Who cares about ethics?



No, I did not. Smoking is not illegal, though, and I
suppose discriminating against smokers is not, either.

What if I don't like pregnent women? People who eat
doughnuts? People who drink beer?

And, actually, practice was to work "smoking" into the
conversation to actively determine whether candidates
smoked, so they could be weeded out.

Cheers,

Sean

--- John Posada <JPosada -at- book -dot- com> wrote:
> >Witnessing an employer refusing to hire a
> >well-qualified candidate because they were a
> smoker.
>
> I think we need to differentiate between ethics and
> your preferences. Not
> hiring a smoker hardly qualifies as an ethics
> transgression. He didn't like
> smokers. Did you ask why.


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