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Ya know, last time I took a drug test for employment, it was little machine. Pass or fail on the spot. This time I asked about it (different clinic). They said they do it there too but the employer ordered this method. I don't know if it's a more detailed analysis or what? Doesn't seem like it would be cheaper sending it out to a test lab so that is all I can figure.

Either way, I drink half a margarita every two years or so, so I don't sweat any tainted meat stories.

Gina's employer does random on the spot in house drug testing. At any time, they can call in an employee, swab the inside of the cheek then do an instant test. Heck, if they didn't Gina would be a much faster rider.

After I retired out of a chem plant I helped a relative set up a drug screening lab as part of their job placement service. Did that for 2 years. Immuno-assay machine. Drug specific antibodies in action. Gets you results in minutes. But very expensive these days compared to other methods. Spent a week training at the old Syva lab in San Jose. I could write a book on strange people based on what I saw in 2 years in that lab.

But good work on getting the new job.
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Congrats, Beanz! Hope your getting hired is what it takes to turn the economy around.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
Ya know, last time I took a drug test for employment, it was little machine. Pass or fail on the spot. This time I asked about it (different clinic). They said they do it there too but the employer ordered this method. I don't know if it's a more detailed analysis or what? Doesn't seem like it would be cheaper sending it out to a test lab so that is all I can figure.
Most of those rapid assay kits are pricey. If they send it out to a lab, all they're checking in-house is that the thermometer strip on the side of the cup is within range, then it gets sent out. Outsource labs will use automated processing equipment to cut costs.
I used to work for a company that manufactured high-throughput screening assays and processing equipment for blood banks. On a per-test basis, like anything bought in bulk, our equipment was way cheaper than a single result in office test.
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Excellent! Best news of the day.
It is for me, that's for sure!
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Originally Posted by Whiteknight View Post
After I retired out of a chem plant I helped a relative set up a drug screening lab as part of their job placement service. Did that for 2 years. Immuno-assay machine. Drug specific antibodies in action. Gets you results in minutes. But very expensive these days compared to other methods. Spent a week training at the old Syva lab in San Jose. I could write a book on strange people based on what I saw in 2 years in that lab.

But good work on getting the new job.
....thanks!
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Congrats, Beanz! Hope your getting hired is what it takes to turn the economy around.
I hope so. At least a sign that it's getting better.
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Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
Most of those rapid assay kits are pricey. If they send it out to a lab, all they're checking in-house is that the thermometer strip on the side of the cup is within range, then it gets sent out. Outsource labs will use automated processing equipment to cut costs.
I used to work for a company that manufactured high-throughput screening assays and processing equipment for blood banks. On a per-test basis, like anything bought in bulk, our equipment was way cheaper than a single result in office test.
Ah! I wasn't sure which was the cheap way. Heck, what do I care, I'm getting paid well.
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Old 11-15-11, 04:46 PM
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Having been unemployed for an extended period once before, congrats brotherman!!!
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Having been unemployed for an extended period once before, congrats brotherman!!!
Thanks! One thing it does do is teach one how to appreciate the jobs that we do have, when we have them.
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Congrats Mr. Beanz !! Have a great day at the new job, now I'm off to watch your latest video.
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Congrats Mr. Beanz !! Have a great day at the new job, now I'm off to watch your latest video.
Hahahaha, thanks!
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Congrats Beanz!! In my aviation maintenance career of 38 years, been out of work for 14 months one time and 2 years the next. In a 10 year period, I had 6 flight departments shut down, then it all dried up. The down side of corporate aviation................flight departments can shut down one day to the next, show up for work and the locks have been changed. Not fun. Anyway, best of luck to you.
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Yeah, I might even try GP4000's on my Madone now!
Hey, you earned it. Go ahead and splurge! I don't think Gina would fault you for that little indulgence.
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Congrats, Mr. Beanz. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
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Gratz, Beanz! Great to hear!
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Excellent news, Beanz! I have to agree about the white short sleeved shirt and tie -- all it's missing is a name tag saying "Elder Beanz". Do you have a dress shirt in other colours? Impress and overwhelm your new co-workers in a snazzy shirt and tie! Then shop for bike stuff.
Worse than "Elder" - he looks like I did in retail three decades ago. Beanz, there is no such thing as a "short sleeved dress shirt." Get a couple real dress shirts. Athenas, suggestions for colors? Stripes or solids? (I trust the ladies opinions more than my own.)
 
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Oh, and I almost forgot.... welcome back to the land of the employed. Congratulations!
 
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Thanks everybody!
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I'll toss in my congratulations, too, Beanz. Good things come to good people.
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Congrats!!! I may not post extensively, but I follow the videos. Love them.
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...Beanz, there is no such thing as a "short sleeved dress shirt." Get a couple real dress shirts. Athenas, suggestions for colors? Stripes or solids? (I trust the ladies opinions more than my own.)
OK, if sort sleeve is a safety must, it better be a polo. Expensive one, they last longer. In my industry (in FLA climate) polo with company logo is acceptable business attire. The key is slacks made of good fabric (tropical weight wool gabardine, suit weight silk and silk blends, etc) in any color other than black, belt and shoes.

Knock'em dead!!

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CONGRATULATIONS!
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Beanz, you know you really should have asked our permission before taking a position-ANYWHERE! You have obligations to this thread that can't be neglected.

BUT, we can all understand being organized and of course needing funding to fuel the habit. Good call, good things come to those who wait. But I also think that God blesses a man in motion, way to keep busy. Congrats on the good news.
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Even with the short sleeves, I was thinking more "Men In Black" than "Falling Down." Must be the glasses.
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Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!
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