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replied July 20th, 2007
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I think it greatly depends on what you do for work. I think if you are applying for a job that smoking dope could cause a public danger (truck drivers, bus drivers, pilots, etc) I agree. I also feel they should probably be limited to alcohol too.

There are a lot of jobs that test that I think it's silly. I would rather my surgeon not use any substances, but I would much rather have a surgeon that smoked a fatty last night than drank 4 martinis.
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replied July 20th, 2007
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I have to agree. My job drug tests, and it's stupid. ( i work in a casino ) I personally don't see the bad in a big of mary jane. I havn't smoked in ages, but i would rather smoke a bowl, than get tanked, and feel like total crap the next day Smile Oh how i miss those days Razz
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replied July 20th, 2007
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i think its better for the company no matter what the job is.
i deserve to be able to work in a drug free environment Smile
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replied July 20th, 2007
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Aren't there different "levels" of testing as well? And don't employers get to choose which substances to test for?
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replied July 23rd, 2007
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Razz I actually lent my urine to a friend so she could get a job as a file clerk. Quite frankly, aside from assaulting the english alphabet, I think smoking a little might actually help one cope with the doldrums of having to do a job such as this.

I don't think that employers should test for jobs such as these, or others where the public welfare is not put in danger by such activities. They can't tell by typical drug tests if the person is high on the job or not, and I really don't care what people do in their free time. As long as they aren't coming in to work coked up or drunk and vomiting, then I guess I don't care. If they aren't testing for alcohol, they shouldn't be testing for pot IMO.
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replied July 23rd, 2007
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sillyakchick wrote:
Razz I actually lent my urine to a friend so she could get a job as a file clerk. Quite frankly, aside from assaulting the english alphabet, I think smoking a little might actually help one cope with the doldrums of having to do a job such as this..


ha ha yeah ive done that before

birch- there are different levels of drug testing but they usually do an all around test for everything
depending on where it is that you work


i could nderstand if they were testing for like...cocaine or heroine or something but for pot...ahh thats stupid
in SOME cases
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replied July 23rd, 2007
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chase4 wrote:
i think its better for the company no matter what the job is.
i deserve to be able to work in a drug free environment Smile


Put away the asprin and take out the coffee machines.
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replied October 22nd, 2007
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if i were to apply to some company which offered me a really menial job doing filing or something similar, i think it would be a really sad thing if i were to be asked for a drug test. my personal and social life is my own business. as long as i turn up to work and do my work properly, what business is it of theirs to demand to know what i do in my spare time? perhaps they should fit cctv cameras in my appartment too...?
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replied October 22nd, 2007
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That's what I was going to say. I don't see the need in drug testing anyone at work unless an accident happens. As long as you aren't lighting up at work, there shouldn't be a problem.
It's nobody's business what I choose to do in my spare time.
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replied November 8th, 2007
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It depends on the company. I was drug tested before I got hired at my first job a few years ago, but it was a job at a daycare. I can understand not wanting people being high when it involves the safety of other peoples children. I can also understand this for professions like doctors and surgeons. However, I think it is ridiculous to test people if they are at a job filing away papers or running a cash register.
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replied January 28th, 2008
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Marianne0558 wrote:
That's what I was going to say. I don't see the need in drug testing anyone at work unless an accident happens. As long as you aren't lighting up at work, there shouldn't be a problem.
It's nobody's business what I choose to do in my spare time.


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replied January 29th, 2008
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you know on more than one occasion i have seen docs come in and deliver babies and do c-secs drunk as stunks and irritable as hell--it is like they need to be sober all the time or at least when they know they are on call cuz it is just ridiculous for them to come in in that condition and work..i think it wise to have someone else come in-- once i had to call another doc that just so happened to be in the hospital in the middle of the night to help. This was pre-drug testing days...so ifeel it is necessary .
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replied February 15th, 2008
"A man should be judged by the quality of his work, not the quality of his piss" -Kottonmouth Kings

I beleive its a invasion of privacy. First off, maybe the worker lives with someone who smokes. Secondhand can cause you to fail a drug test.

Obviously if the owner doesn't know the worker smokes, theres obviously no problem. If the worker comes to work high, then they can fire him/her. What they do at home should be their own business.
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replied February 15th, 2008
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Amen! For sure, if you are fired for failing a pee test and that is the only reason, you go to work every day, you do your job well, then its wrong to fire an employee on those grounds. You make a very good point.
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replied March 12th, 2008
im workin on gettin a job-- im THC-free these days, but its still a concern... i havent gotten back to the doctor after having my son yet and theres something wrong with my back n ribs n stuff that makes it hurt so bad sometimes i cant pick up my 1 month old son and i vomit... if i fail, its for pain pills but its not like im takin them without reason!
but what if for some dumb reason i failed because i was around people who were smoking and i wasnt doin nothing... picked the wrong brownie pan- who knows! i remember being in school and a girl got expelled for failing a pee test that they gave her because she SMELLED like reefer!
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replied March 12th, 2008
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I don't think residual smoke would have enough THC in it to register...and getting expelled for smelling like weed is Nazi behavior if you ask me!
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replied March 14th, 2008
i would hoope it wouldnt register, but we like to contain out smoke around here... not waste it Razz-- but yeah, it was a load of crap... donno how many times i went to school lit n i know it was obvious, but i never got drug tested after my freshman year...
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