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    don't misunderestimate me BoSoxYacht's Avatar
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    I passed my test

    I was given a "random" drug test by my employer, and passed it without needing to cleanse.

    I think I'll light up a huge one before today's ride, just to celebrate.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmyjj8-9sYc

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    Wow....every company puts in their employment guidelines that you agree to a possible random test, but I've never heard of a company actually giving one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    Wow....every company puts in their employment guidelines that you agree to a possible random test, but I've never heard of a company actually giving one.
    +1

    Actually, the company I work for now has no drug policy. The only company I've ever worked for that doesn't have such a policy.

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    I am trying to figure out why this is a big deal...?

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    Armed forces do them all the time - especially if they think some people are under the influence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SonataInFSharp View Post
    I am trying to figure out why this is a big deal...?
    It's not a big deal if you don't do drugs
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
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    I'm so glad it proved to be a waste of their money.

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    It's not a waste of money if it has to do with safety related issues. People using heavy machinery for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGuy View Post
    It's not a big deal if you don't do drugs
    My place of employment has had a bit of a problem with painkiller abuse, and one employee was busted for selling Meth at his home.

    I've always joked openly about smoking pot, but hadn't actually smoked in a few months.

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    I use to get tested (randomly) at my former employment. It usually happened on specific days so a buddy and me would do killer amounts of B vitamins and hope to be called.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjab View Post
    +1

    Actually, the company I work for now has no drug policy. The only company I've ever worked for that doesn't have such a policy.
    A lot of software companies don't have a drug testing policy. (Is it any wonder so many companies are turning out so much junk-ware?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
    I was given a "random" drug test by my employer, and passed it without needing to cleanse.

    I think I'll light up a huge one before today's ride, just to celebrate.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmyjj8-9sYc
    celebrate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycle_chic View Post
    It's not a waste of money if it has to do with safety related issues. People using heavy machinery for example.
    That would be the case if the tests distinguished current intoxication versus prior use. Joe Schmoe smoking a doob with his buddies during the Sunday BBQ isn't going to be any more of a danger driving the forklift on Monday than he would if he had just stuck with beer.

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    I'm a walking pharmacy. It would break their measuring devices....they don't bother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kila kila kila View Post
    That would be the case if the tests distinguished current intoxication versus prior use. Joe Schmoe smoking a doob with his buddies during the Sunday BBQ isn't going to be any more of a danger driving the forklift on Monday than he would if he had just stuck with beer.
    I'm speaking of current. At my work if you have an accident it is mandatory to get a drug test. So yes, it would probably most likely be related if the employee comes out positive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    celebrate?
    what part do you not understand?

    I enjoy seasoning my rides occasionally, but haven't done it lately because I suspected they might drug test some of the higher paid employees in order to cut payroll.

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    Ya'lls be careful. There are such things as false-positives. I know this, man.

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    I work with Class 3 drugs so we get them all the time. You walk into work and they tell you you were picked today. Then you have 30 minutes to get to the clinic. Really 30 minutes it's written in the Standard Operating Procedure. You can refuse but that basically means your fired. It's not the company per say, their just following the FDA rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by substructure View Post
    Ya'lls be careful. There are such things as false-positives. I know this, man.
    did you get into the poppy seed bagels again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
    what part do you not understand?

    I enjoy seasoning my rides occasionally, but haven't done it lately because I suspected they might drug test some of the higher paid employees in order to cut payroll.
    Just out of curiosity, what other drugs do you do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycle_chic View Post
    Just out of curiosity, what other drugs do you do?
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
    what part do you not understand?

    I enjoy seasoning my rides occasionally, but haven't done it lately because I suspected they might drug test some of the higher paid employees in order to cut payroll.
    i don't understand the need to celebrate a given conclusion, unless you somehow passed a test that you shouldn't have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycle_chic View Post
    I'm speaking of current. At my work if you have an accident it is mandatory to get a drug test. So yes, it would probably most likely be related if the employee comes out positive.
    Aside from brethalyzers, the closest any drug test gets to determining intoxication is a mouth swab, and those are relatively expensive so nobody really uses them. Most tests will be urine analysis, which will tell you if the subject has used illicit drugs somewhere within the last few days to a month, depending on their usage and metabolism. It doesn't tell you if they were high when the accident happened.

    ETA: From what I've read, mouth swabs are only able to tell if the subject has used within the last 12 hours. So even those won't necessarily tell you if the subject is intoxicated.
    Last edited by kila kila kila; 03-04-09 at 01:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    did you get into the poppy seed bagels again?
    Let's just say some OTCs can be shown as opiods in urine tests. So always have a backup plan. And a lawyer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycle_chic View Post
    Just out of curiosity, what other drugs do you do?
    I have a prescription for Lortab 10/500 + Gabapentin for a back injury, but I haven't needed to take them since early December. Other than that, I consume alcohol a few times a week. It was no big deal to lay off the herb for a few months.

    It's nice to know that I was clean when they asked for my urine.

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