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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 06:19 PM
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In NY they are testing all big construction job employees before they can work (for insurance reasons) I went to this giant project and I had to go to a seminar for 6 hours for intake. Right after all that I was asked to piss in a bottle and give it to the nurse. They had the results within 5 minutes. They usually urine test (its cheaper) and they test for Pot, opiates,hallucenagenics cocaine and stimulants. The first 3 guys in my bunch failed and they walked them off the jobsite (brookhaven Lab). They will not be allowed to apply for a whole year. I was lucky I had just came back from a visit with my parents for 2 weeks with no pot.I am not a heavy smoker anymore so 2 weeks was enough time even though I was still sweating bullets. I think its bullshit people drink on the job all the time.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by KnockinUout View Post
Well you must get back to the church and get the hell out of this thread, There is no room for petty morality in here. Thanks for the motherly advice though
That's not motherly advice or morality... that's just real life in the business world.

Employer sets the rules. That's just how it is. They own the business, they have the right to.

If they tell you the rules, you break them, and lie about it... they're not going to hire you. Or if you do get hired, you're not going to stay around long. There's something funny about people who just can't buck up and be responsible... they can't fool employers for very long.

Defecato, ergo sum.

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-04-2010, 12:09 AM
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Mmmmmkay. The issue at hand is not one of morality IMO, it's one of practicality. If you're looking for work, abstain from the narrow spectrum of substances that drug tests screen for.

It isn't an employer's business if I get twisted on the world's most dangerous drug, alcohol, when I'm not at work. But since insurance companies and the manufacturers of drug tests want to make it their business to see if I've indulged in other recreational substances that aren't so quick to leave my system, I have to play that game.

It makes me insane that the person hucking two-by-fours over my head at Home Depot may have gone on a meth binge the day before, undetected, but Home Depot will damnsure know if they took a hit off a joint 2 weeks ago!!!

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-04-2010, 12:30 AM
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Originally Posted by KnockinUout View Post
I have not been a big fan of jobs drug testing at all. There are select jobs where I can understand they would do it like police officer or pilot or something putting people in danger. But smaller jobs especially paying anywhere close to minimum wage should not be testing. The reason I bring this up is because I just got my second job that tested me and my results were not up to there par. First off when I was 14 I tested positive for cocaine and weed because I smoke a 51'er like an idiot for the first time but I got that job some how. I thought that was amazing. Now I go to an interview almost ten years later at a car dealership for a mechanics position and not mentioned in the add for the job but they say, "youll pass a drug test right?" and being on the spot I said yes. He gave me the paperwork and figured I am going to fail for marijuana might as well not go. Then I get called in again for a second interview and said they are awaiting on the results. Well, I figured its a cold chance they will call me again. Well today I basically woke up to the call of them saying we want you to start tomorrow. I could not believe it. I am a hard worker and do not mess around but it is amazing how I was still able to get the job. All in all I am so freaking happy about this though, I need it for my son. Moral of the story is: Just because you smoke alot of marijuana should not stop you from trying to get a job, Even at a place that will test you. I bet there are plenty of people that wouldve got a great job and keeped them good but the fear of failing and testing positive for marijuana has cost alot of people there jobs. Who here has lost or gotten a job after failing the drug test or not going? I want to see how common this might be.
a few things

1: Drug testing is pretty much standard practices these days. People should know this by now

2.Your employer probably said **** it and hired you because they are tired of paying for a drug test the last |20 people have failed|<----- happens all the time. Fools show up damn well knowing they cant pass a drug test and thus cost the company money. I could rant more on this based on my experience but im not.

3.Being fired or not hired because of marijuana is 100% their fault and 100% preventable.

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