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2018-03-05 11:19:14 PM  
About goddamn time.

Illinois might get a referendum this year. That would be first in the midwest and a huge boon. But this piecemeal shiat is causing real harm every day.
 
2018-03-05 11:39:03 PM  

TelemonianAjax: About goddamn time.

Illinois might get a referendum this year. That would be first in the midwest and a huge boon. But this piecemeal shiat is causing real harm every day.


It's worked out pretty fine in a number of states now.  At this point it should be on the ballot in every state.  It might fail in a few, but I think by now it would pass in most.
 
2018-03-06 12:18:58 AM  
It wouldn't surprise me if there's a bottom line aspect as well. It can't be cheap to pay extra premiums on insurance that forces a business to use a service picked by the insurance company to drug test employees. The corruption of such a system has been rampant for years. There's also the sheer waste of medical supplies and skilled labor to test urine all day.

/ End this stupid war.
 
2018-03-06 12:38:28 AM  
Can they tell how long it's been since you've done drugs with a test?

People should be able to smoke weed or do whatever they want when they're not at work. The problem is how do you prove they weren't high at work if there's an accident?
 
2018-03-06 12:41:50 AM  

abhorrent1: Can they tell how long it's been since you've done drugs with a test?

People should be able to smoke weed or do whatever they want when they're not at work. The problem is how do you prove they weren't high at work if there's an accident?


Blood tests can be done to see if you have active cannaboids (I think that's what they're called) in your system.
 
2018-03-06 03:26:40 AM  

davidphogan: abhorrent1: Can they tell how long it's been since you've done drugs with a test?

People should be able to smoke weed or do whatever they want when they're not at work. The problem is how do you prove they weren't high at work if there's an accident?

Blood tests can be done to see if you have active cannaboids (I think that's what they're called) in your system.


I don't think there's any test for marijuana that can prove impairment, which should be the standard. Metabolites in your system could just mean you smoked some the night before.
Or last week. Or a month ago...
 
2018-03-06 04:28:28 AM  
Lore is that Bill Gates declined to drug test in the 80s because he knew he'd lose half his programmers.
 
2018-03-06 04:36:52 AM  
One interview I did went like this: 

Manager: Can you pass a drug test?
Me: I'll test positive for cannabis but nothing else. I can stop smoking if necessary.
Manager: It's necessary. I care more about the harder drugs anyway.

Took the piss test. Hired me anyway. Everyone else told me it was stupid as fark to tell the truth, but the strategy has done very well for me so far. No one seems to care as long as it's nothing harder than pot and you're honest and upfront about it.
 
2018-03-06 05:02:11 AM  

wildcardjack: Lore is that Bill Gates declined to drug test in the 80s because he knew he'd lose half his programmers.


I work in tech. This is very, very true. Outside of dell, I can't think of any companies who drug test their engineers (or sales, marketing, or janitors). Why limit your potential employee pool?
 
2018-03-06 05:10:49 AM  

TelemonianAjax: About goddamn time.

Illinois might get a referendum this year. That would be first in the midwest and a huge boon. But this piecemeal shiat is causing real harm every day.


Hopefully, the midterms will see dramatic shifts in state legislatures. I've been looking at a some of the people running in state level races around the country and a whole bunch of them are in their 30s.
 
2018-03-06 05:13:48 AM  
"We don't care what people do in their free time," said Liam Meyer, a company spokesperson.


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2018-03-06 05:15:22 AM  

holdmybones: wildcardjack: Lore is that Bill Gates declined to drug test in the 80s because he knew he'd lose half his programmers.

I work in tech. This is very, very true. Outside of dell, I can't think of any companies who drug test their engineers (or sales, marketing, or janitors). Why limit your potential employee pool?


if the Pa state government decided to hold mandatory random drug tests, a good 60% or so would pee hot on a wide variety of drugs both legal and not so much.
 
2018-03-06 05:54:24 AM  

wildcardjack: Lore is that Bill Gates declined to drug test in the 80s because he knew he'd lose half his programmers.


Virtually none of the computer companies in silicon valley test and they haven't for decades. Too much competition for talent and who cares what you do on your off time anyway. Intel was the only big exception and I think they stopped testing a long time ago. Love what Gates is doing with all his dough, but he certainly wasn't the first to not require drug tests.
 
2018-03-06 06:00:40 AM  
This must be that freedom we always hear about. Freedom to make smart or dumb choices - depending on your perspective. Individual freedom and personal responsibility. It is about time. The unconstitutional War on Drugs has robbed to many Americans of their freedom and their lives.

Who thinks we should have some sort of truth and reconciliation commission type thing once it is all sorted out? Our government is guilty of serious crimes against the people.
 
2018-03-06 06:02:53 AM  

swamp_of_dumb: "We don't care what people do in their free time," said Liam Meyer, a company spokesperson.


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Sessions could fill that role admirably.
 
2018-03-06 06:18:52 AM  
Apparently none of y'all work on federal government contracts. Still required and will get you fired unless you can pull off the disease/rehab combo of your HR is kind.
 
2018-03-06 06:23:26 AM  

holdmybones: wildcardjack: Lore is that Bill Gates declined to drug test in the 80s because he knew he'd lose half his programmers.

I work in tech. This is very, very true. Outside of dell, I can't think of any companies who drug test their engineers (or sales, marketing, or janitors). Why limit your potential employee pool?


Insurance companies. they charge more or won't even cover if they don't.
 
2018-03-06 06:27:00 AM  

Weaver95: holdmybones: wildcardjack: Lore is that Bill Gates declined to drug test in the 80s because he knew he'd lose half his programmers.

I work in tech. This is very, very true. Outside of dell, I can't think of any companies who drug test their engineers (or sales, marketing, or janitors). Why limit your potential employee pool?

if the Pa state government decided to hold mandatory random drug tests, a good 60% or so would pee hot on a wide variety of drugs both legal and not so much.


It's how I realized how many people smoke weed when I was young. I asked the hr mgr of a SoCal based company I used to work for if they ever had a policy and he cracked up and said he'd have to fire himself and the two founders.

My current team use my location (Colorado) as justification to have training and other meetings in Denver. But, I work from home in Colorado Springs and there are physical offices in multiple cities. Nobody seems to care at all anymore.
 
2018-03-06 06:29:15 AM  

Hobodeluxe: holdmybones: wildcardjack: Lore is that Bill Gates declined to drug test in the 80s because he knew he'd lose half his programmers.

I work in tech. This is very, very true. Outside of dell, I can't think of any companies who drug test their engineers (or sales, marketing, or janitors). Why limit your potential employee pool?

Insurance companies. they charge more or won't even cover if they don't.


I had issues getting a large life insurance policy and have to pay more for it. It's completely ridiculous, but it's the truth.
 
2018-03-06 06:32:27 AM  

Hobodeluxe: holdmybones: wildcardjack: Lore is that Bill Gates declined to drug test in the 80s because he knew he'd lose half his programmers.

I work in tech. This is very, very true. Outside of dell, I can't think of any companies who drug test their engineers (or sales, marketing, or janitors). Why limit your potential employee pool?

Insurance companies. they charge more or won't even cover if they don't.


And, it just dawned on me that you meant health insurers won't cover companies who don't test. I swear I'm not high - just up with a baby all night and so tired.

In my almost 20 years in the industry, not a single company has drug tested me for employment. I'm absolutely sure that's true, but clearly some are ok with it.
 
2018-03-06 06:37:03 AM  

holdmybones: Hobodeluxe: holdmybones: wildcardjack: Lore is that Bill Gates declined to drug test in the 80s because he knew he'd lose half his programmers.

I work in tech. This is very, very true. Outside of dell, I can't think of any companies who drug test their engineers (or sales, marketing, or janitors). Why limit your potential employee pool?

Insurance companies. they charge more or won't even cover if they don't.

I had issues getting a large life insurance policy and have to pay more for it. It's completely ridiculous, but it's the truth.


There's the secret gorilla in the closet. Getting Insurance companies to go along with legal cannabis will be a tough sell ( i.e. they will need to make money ). Insurance companies are extremely powerful in every level of politics. They don't make a lot of noise but they pull a lot of strings.

/ The quiet ones are the most dangerous.
 
2018-03-06 06:41:20 AM  

holdmybones: Hobodeluxe: holdmybones: wildcardjack: Lore is that Bill Gates declined to drug test in the 80s because he knew he'd lose half his programmers.

I work in tech. This is very, very true. Outside of dell, I can't think of any companies who drug test their engineers (or sales, marketing, or janitors). Why limit your potential employee pool?

Insurance companies. they charge more or won't even cover if they don't.

I had issues getting a large life insurance policy and have to pay more for it. It's completely ridiculous, but it's the truth.


A puritan-type based culture is the farking worst.
 
2018-03-06 06:47:11 AM  

Peki: One interview I did went like this: 

Manager: Can you pass a drug test?
Me: I'll test positive for cannabis but nothing else. I can stop smoking if necessary.
Manager: It's necessary. I care more about the harder drugs anyway.

Took the piss test. Hired me anyway. Everyone else told me it was stupid as fark to tell the truth, but the strategy has done very well for me so far. No one seems to care as long as it's nothing harder than pot and you're honest and upfront about it.


I lost two callcentre jobs by being exactly this honest, so caveats may apply. LOL ;-)

/End The War On People
 
2018-03-06 06:49:02 AM  

holdmybones: Weaver95: holdmybones: wildcardjack: Lore is that Bill Gates declined to drug test in the 80s because he knew he'd lose half his programmers.

I work in tech. This is very, very true. Outside of dell, I can't think of any companies who drug test their engineers (or sales, marketing, or janitors). Why limit your potential employee pool?

if the Pa state government decided to hold mandatory random drug tests, a good 60% or so would pee hot on a wide variety of drugs both legal and not so much.

It's how I realized how many people smoke weed when I was young. I asked the hr mgr of a SoCal based company I used to work for if they ever had a policy and he cracked up and said he'd have to fire himself and the two founders.

My current team use my location (Colorado) as justification to have training and other meetings in Denver. But, I work from home in Colorado Springs and there are physical offices in multiple cities. Nobody seems to care at all anymore.


Back in the 90's I was a plant manager for a mid sized textile manufacturer. I had helped start the company with the owners when we left a company we all worked for before and started this one. We grew like crazy, Opening up 3 plants in just a few years and I ran the new one here in Dalton. I had about 600 people working for me. I remember the owners hiring this one college-educated idiot who had a degree in Business management and they give him way too much sway in leading the future of the company. He came in with several bad ideas. And we often argued in our meetings with the owners. I had been doing this for almost 20 yrs (10 at the old company and 10 with this new one) by this point and we had grown under my leadership from almost nothing (the owners had put up their life savings,mortgages on houses etc) to making them over 30 mil /yr in profits. Anyway this new guy comes in and bends their ear. Has all these stupid ideas about how to save money and cut down the labor costs etc. None of them workable. But alas they were more inclined to believe him. The last straw was drug testing, I told them that they couldn't compete with the other plants in town if they paid less and held their applicants and workers to the same standards as the other companies. The one reason we did so well and were able to retain good,experienced help was we were a more relaxed and laid back company. Almost everyone there had been there at least 5 yrs if not the entire 10 since the plant opened. And almost all of them smoked pot.
I knew this. And I told them they would lose a lot of good people if they did it. But they wouldn't listen to me. They wanted to save money on the insurance. Between that and them wanting to implement this other guy's personnel/production changes over my objections it was too much. So I walked. I cashed in my share of the company and went to work for a competitor. I knew where they were headed. They didn't want to pay a competitive wage and they wanted to screen applicants AND have random surprise tests.
The company paid bonuses out twice a year depending on profits. When I left everyone (even the janitors) was making 5k a yr in profit sharing.  After I left they gave out zero bonuses and in less than 2 yrs they sold to another outfit and less than 2 yrs after the sale they went under completely. All because they got greedy and forgot to dance with the one that brought them.
 
2018-03-06 06:49:08 AM  

Smoking GNU: holdmybones: Hobodeluxe: holdmybones: wildcardjack: Lore is that Bill Gates declined to drug test in the 80s because he knew he'd lose half his programmers.

I work in tech. This is very, very true. Outside of dell, I can't think of any companies who drug test their engineers (or sales, marketing, or janitors). Why limit your potential employee pool?

Insurance companies. they charge more or won't even cover if they don't.

I had issues getting a large life insurance policy and have to pay more for it. It's completely ridiculous, but it's the truth.

A puritan-type based culture is the farking worst.


It really is - robbing us of legal cannabis and even the concept of universal basic income. We could focus on evolving as a people, but idle hands are the devil's play things. Or something.
 
2018-03-06 06:49:14 AM  

swamp_of_dumb: "We don't care what people do in their free time," said Liam Meyer, a company spokesperson.


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So long as you come in sober, we're fine. But I've had to cover shifts for coworkers who were too drunk/stoned to function, so those people can go fark themselves.
 
2018-03-06 06:52:37 AM  

McGrits: Apparently none of y'all work on federal government contracts. Still required and will get you fired unless you can pull off the disease/rehab combo of your HR is kind.


The private sector values a different kind of results.
 
2018-03-06 06:53:55 AM  

holdmybones: Hobodeluxe: holdmybones: wildcardjack: Lore is that Bill Gates declined to drug test in the 80s because he knew he'd lose half his programmers.

I work in tech. This is very, very true. Outside of dell, I can't think of any companies who drug test their engineers (or sales, marketing, or janitors). Why limit your potential employee pool?

Insurance companies. they charge more or won't even cover if they don't.

And, it just dawned on me that you meant health insurers won't cover companies who don't test. I swear I'm not high - just up with a baby all night and so tired.

In my almost 20 years in the industry, not a single company has drug tested me for employment. I'm absolutely sure that's true, but clearly some are ok with it.


not just health insurance but their worker's comp too.
 
2018-03-06 06:56:35 AM  

Hobodeluxe: holdmybones: Hobodeluxe: holdmybones: wildcardjack: Lore is that Bill Gates declined to drug test in the 80s because he knew he'd lose half his programmers.

I work in tech. This is very, very true. Outside of dell, I can't think of any companies who drug test their engineers (or sales, marketing, or janitors). Why limit your potential employee pool?

Insurance companies. they charge more or won't even cover if they don't.

And, it just dawned on me that you meant health insurers won't cover companies who don't test. I swear I'm not high - just up with a baby all night and so tired.

In my almost 20 years in the industry, not a single company has drug tested me for employment. I'm absolutely sure that's true, but clearly some are ok with it.

not just health insurance but their worker's comp too.


Heh. I was just about to say that when I worked jobs that were going to potentially cause injury (not my current work), it was the risk of not getting worker's comp that kept me from smoking.

Although I once made and hand packed ice cream for a living and you're god damn right I was high for those shifts. That was boring, delicious work.
 
2018-03-06 07:15:20 AM  
Yeah well...  the company I work for in Portland increased its drug policies a few months after legalization.  And made sure employees knew there was a 0 tolerance.  Before if one tested positive for the weed you were suspended for 1 week and required to under go rehab.  Now if one tears poaitive it's an instant firing offense.  They also upped the random drug test number from 10 people a month to 100 people every paycheck.  We've lost a few good people already, but Indo know a few got hired almost immediately at competitors places with almost twice the pay so...
 
2018-03-06 07:26:24 AM  

wolfemane: Yeah well...  the company I work for in Portland increased its drug policies a few months after legalization.  And made sure employees knew there was a 0 tolerance.  Before if one tested positive for the weed you were suspended for 1 week and required to under go rehab.  Now if one tears poaitive it's an instant firing offense.  They also upped the random drug test number from 10 people a month to 100 people every paycheck.  We've lost a few good people already, but Indo know a few got hired almost immediately at competitors places with almost twice the pay so...


That sounds like a great way to assemble a completely useless work force.
 
2018-03-06 07:28:53 AM  
I guess we'd better start re-training all the people who work for drug testing companies to be coal miners.
 
2018-03-06 07:37:38 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: wolfemane: Yeah well...  the company I work for in Portland increased its drug policies a few months after legalization.  And made sure employees knew there was a 0 tolerance.  Before if one tested positive for the weed you were suspended for 1 week and required to under go rehab.  Now if one tears poaitive it's an instant firing offense.  They also upped the random drug test number from 10 people a month to 100 people every paycheck.  We've lost a few good people already, but Indo know a few got hired almost immediately at competitors places with almost twice the pay so...

That sounds like a great way to assemble a completely useless work force.


Most of them are anyways.  Company is owned, run, managed, and staffed with pure trumpers.  So much so I wound up taking a hiatus for the two months leading up to the election and the month After because the two main plants looked like trump head quarters.  Was sickening.  I'm just about done with them.  Waiting on some certifications and then I'm bailing.  Horrid place to work, and I used to work for FedEx.  I'd almost say working for FedEx was better.

/companies announcement about what they were going to do with the money saved over the course of the new fiscal year because of the new tax laws was priceless.  Employees won't see a dime, and everyone was told raises would not go in effect again (5th straight year).  Though individual cases would be reviewed (though the few I know who went after a raise were denied haha).
 
2018-03-06 07:40:51 AM  

wolfemane: I'm just about done with them


On your way out the door, make sure to tell everyone you doubled your salary (whether you did so or not).  It's an aspirational motivation for those remaining.
 
2018-03-06 08:17:58 AM  

swamp_of_dumb: "We don't care what people do in their free time," said Liam Meyer, a company spokesperson.


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Well, to be fair to the movie, that was in response to a gun.
/I'll allow it.
 
2018-03-06 08:29:00 AM  

uttertosh: Peki: One interview I did went like this: 

Manager: Can you pass a drug test?
Me: I'll test positive for cannabis but nothing else. I can stop smoking if necessary.
Manager: It's necessary. I care more about the harder drugs anyway.

Took the piss test. Hired me anyway. Everyone else told me it was stupid as fark to tell the truth, but the strategy has done very well for me so far. No one seems to care as long as it's nothing harder than pot and you're honest and upfront about it.

I lost two callcentre jobs by being exactly this honest, so caveats may apply. LOL ;-)

/End The War On People


That's why you tell them *before* you get the job. And mention that you can quit smoking. Whether or not you actually do. . . . (and your honesty gets proven by the positive test, so hey! why wouldn't he believe you on that one?) ;)

The one place you can really screw yourself is Workers Comp though. I fark myself up at work and I don't for one second think that my owner wouldn't use that info against me. *shrug* Probably another good reason to go down to 3 days, especially since I work in the kitchen so much.
 
2018-03-06 08:35:12 AM  
Drug testing is expensive. Depending on the exam, lab fees and whatnot. Its no surprise companies are cutting back. But it makes me wonder how many of these lab techs aren't sneaking vape hits in their cars at lunch time.
 
2018-03-06 08:37:20 AM  

Peki: That's why you tell them *before* you get the job. And mention that you can quit smoking


We obviously live in different political regimen. (see the bottom of my profile - no, not the doggo, silly!)
 
2018-03-06 08:41:16 AM  

steklo: Drug testing is expensive.


Dude.. piss-in-pot tests are penny-cheap things. Why do you think it's the go-to of mass-employment places? That stuff is nearly as cheap as litmus paper these days, FFS.
 
2018-03-06 08:42:39 AM  
Workplace drug testing became mainstream in America in the late 70s and the 80s.
American manufacturing turned to shiat in the late 70s and the 80s

This is not a coincidence.

Meth heads & alcoholics make TERRIBLE factory workers.
 
2018-03-06 08:44:50 AM  
In the Midwest the auto industry and the big suppliers not only still tests but many do hair follicle too. That always kills me. A person can do meth and show clean in a week or so but a cannabis user will show dirty for about 90 days or more after they quit.
 
2018-03-06 08:48:31 AM  

ThighsofGlory: McGrits: Apparently none of y'all work on federal government contracts. Still required and will get you fired unless you can pull off the disease/rehab combo of your HR is kind.

The private sector values a different kind of results.


I help people and other earth bound things fly in space. It is not the latest color changing photo widget but it isn't so bad.

There is a lot more money in the DoD sector that will require people to be tested. Mechanical, electrical, software, and more tech jobs than you than you can shake an F-35 landing gear strut at.
 
2018-03-06 08:50:58 AM  

CrazyCurt: It wouldn't surprise me if there's a bottom line aspect as well. It can't be cheap to pay extra premiums on insurance that forces a business to use a service picked by the insurance company to drug test employees. The corruption of such a system has been rampant for years. There's also the sheer waste of medical supplies and skilled labor to test urine all day.

/ End this stupid war.


Insurance is more expensive if a company doesn't drug test.  Well, that was the case at a place I worked at 20 years ago.  Ahhh the wonderful days of good insurance without a penny out of my pocket...
 
2018-03-06 08:52:15 AM  

uttertosh: Peki: That's why you tell them *before* you get the job. And mention that you can quit smoking

We obviously live in different political regimen. (see the bottom of my profile - no, not the doggo, silly!)


The doggo was cute though. 

Fair enough. Being in libby-lib-libby Los Angeles has its benefits. I'd be significantly quieter in say, Texas, but I also wasn't a stoner when I lived there. It's the only thing that stops the sleep paralysis episodes, and no one wants to go to bed at night wondering if they will hallucinate something horrific happening to them. Not very conducive to sleep. 

But it has to start somewhere. That's why I've been honest with all my docs, even when we faced a child protective service's case because of my son testing positive for THC. Sometimes you get whacked by a branch or two when you're out blazing trails, but I understand why people decide they have too much to protect. *passes the bowl and lighter*
 
2018-03-06 08:52:30 AM  

McGrits: Apparently none of y'all work on federal government contracts. Still required and will get you fired unless you can pull off the disease/rehab combo of your HR is kind.


This.
 
2018-03-06 09:04:30 AM  
Just goes to show they did not care whether you were stoned at work they just cared about getting a low insurance premium...

Lawmaking should go in this order, first notice harm, then document harm, then eliminate the most harm possible through legislature.

The first step in Cannabis law falls down, the only harm it does that would not happen anyway is due to it being illegal. There is much documentation of the harm the illegality of cannabis does. Logically, the next step in lawmaking would be to try to eliminate that harm through legislature.

As it is a currently active law that causes the harm, the elimination of harm would be to remove that law from the books.
 
2018-03-06 09:12:54 AM  
So when I used to work for MCI, I would partake in smoking a little pot here and there. One day I come into the office and there's an e-mail that I've been selected for a random drug test. Horrified. I knew it would show up positive and it effected my mood that morning. Nervous, agitated, and aloof the receptionist that sat in the cube next to me is smiling.

Lisa: So, Steklo, I see you're on the random whizz quiz.
Me: How do you know?
Lisa; I get the list from management and if you noticed I was the one that sent out that e-mail.
Me: Oh yeah. You sent this out. Geez.
Lisa: Worried?
Me: Uhm, yeah I am a bit. I don't think I'm going to do so well.
Lisa: Well, you know i can take your name off the list.
Me: You can? How?
Lisa: Well, all I have to do is remove your name and let the boss know that you're scheduled for something else and can't make the appointment. I do it all the time for other people in our department.
Me: Wow!  Please do! Take me off that list!
Lisa: Uhm, it's going to cost you.
Me: Cost me? How much?
Lisa; Well depends. If you get me two joints, I'll take you off the list.
Me: When you do need them by?
Lisa: As soon as you can.
Me: Be right back...(i leave, go to my car and roll two joints put them in a cigarette box and come back)
Me: Ok Lisa, and I hand her two J's in a cigarette box.
Lisa: Oh my god, i was only teasing you! I don't want these, I was joking. But on second thought they smell really good. I will take them. Thank you.
Me: No, thank you for taking me off that list.
Lisa: It's my pleasure doing business with you.

Now a little back story. At the cafe downstairs, the chef was a dealer. You could wait in line at breakfast, tell him that you wanted the "breakfast special". He would go in the back, put pot in a Styrofoam cup and mark it BS. Then you would take it to the cashier who just happened to be this guy's girlfriend. She would "ring you up" and you paid her.  So the first time I do this, i go back upstairs and low and behold, I started recognizing coffee cups marked BS on other people's desks.

Good times...good times. I miss them.
 
2018-03-06 09:19:07 AM  

uttertosh: steklo: Drug testing is expensive.

Dude.. piss-in-pot tests are penny-cheap things. Why do you think it's the go-to of mass-employment places? That stuff is nearly as cheap as litmus paper these days, FFS.


Hmmm...Ok, I'll trust you. Just the other day I saw an article on my cell phone newsfeed about how some companies are "slacking" off the drug testing and one of the company's HR person mentioned that the drug testing was an expensive hit and by not testing anymore, was saving money. Maybe some companies were using different and more accurate testing/labs. It's not just pot they are looking for.

I know my young adult kids have purchased "test at home" kits for pot at the local CVS, so they can't be that expensive.
 
2018-03-06 09:40:33 AM  
Pfft. If only. Every time I drive through a legalized state for work I magically get called up for a "random" drug test as soon as I'm back at a company terminal.

And what's worse is they're only looking for weed. Everyone knows the trucker stereotype that we're all on meth. But meth makes you drive longer and keep up a profitable pace so there's no way they're gonna do something about that. And I can't say whether or not the sterotype is true since nobody is going to talk openly about it, but I will say all the drivers that are missing teeth are happy to tell you they haven't been tested in years while I'm on my third drug test in six months just because I fit the weed smoker profile and picked up a load in Colorado.

Automated trucks can't steal my job soon enough.
 
2018-03-06 09:41:10 AM  

steklo: uttertosh: steklo: Drug testing is expensive.

Dude.. piss-in-pot tests are penny-cheap things. Why do you think it's the go-to of mass-employment places? That stuff is nearly as cheap as litmus paper these days, FFS.

Hmmm...Ok, I'll trust you. Just the other day I saw an article on my cell phone newsfeed about how some companies are "slacking" off the drug testing and one of the company's HR person mentioned that the drug testing was an expensive hit and by not testing anymore, was saving money. Maybe some companies were using different and more accurate testing/labs. It's not just pot they are looking for.

I know my young adult kids have purchased "test at home" kits for pot at the local CVS, so they can't be that expensive.


Drug test are cheap when purchased in bulk, or if you have an exclusive contract. Another expense of drug testing is retraining a new person when someone is fired for testing positive. Drug tests are like pregnancy tests, but you can send them out for processing in a lab for levels, and some companies do that no matter what. Yes, I have worked at a drug testing facility.
 
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