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Derek54

Are employers required by law to give applicants drug tests?

if not, what companies dont usually give drug tests?

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Why would they be required to do that? They just don't want someone unreliable. They don't test applicants, usually, but employees as it is expensive.

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don't do drugs and you don't need to worry about it

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why did you take drugs resently?

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Fast food companies

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It is usually a company policy, and not law, that dictates drug testing. I don't know which companies test, but you may want to try McDonalds or Wendy's, seems like a lot of stoners work there. I never get my fries, and usually have to wait a long time for my food.

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As someone who worked at Wendy's for 2 years, I must clarify that we are usually very understaffed, or try our hardest to get the food out quickly. Sh*t happens
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No offense, but the one on Tonnelle ave. in North Bergen is an embarrassment. In their case it's not a matter of being understaffed. it's about them not giving a crap. I've watched girls come in to start shift late, and laughing. telling their friends they are high. Don't mean to offend you, it has just been my experience in this area.
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Oh gotcha :)
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Cool, and I understand what you are saying too. :):)
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rustyboilerz
Oddly it's the McDonalds in our town that's like your Wendy's.
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RB Hahahahahahahaha
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Not all employers. Certain employers like airlines have to test their pilots for drug use. You might be able to see why that would be.

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Throughout my entire working career, I have never taken a drug test as a requirement to be hired, and I have only taken one random drug test as part of a company policy.

It is not a law that all employers are required to conduct drug tests.

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If the company is a drug free workplace, which most companies are today, random UA's of employees are done. If the employer suspects an employee is taking illicit drugs, he/she can request the employee to take a UA. There isn't a law and the employee is entitled to refuse however, if the employee has nothing to hide, this shouldn't be an issue.

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rustyboilerz

With the prevalent use of drugs, many employers have taken the stand to test for them. Sadly, I believe this has brought about the development of synthetic drugs and the use of them to beat the testing. Too many employers are now burdened and cheated by under the influence employees. And that includes alcohol also!

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Good morning Rusty. I think there is something wrong with my help star. Hope you are doing well. Have a good day :-)
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"helpful" geeez louise
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rustyboilerz
I wish I was, I'm starting to feel a sense of dread building inside me. I'm really trying to be strong for my family, but it's hard when they want me to fight at all costs, and I just want to die with dignity.
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As always, thanks for your concern Peace. ;)
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Try to appreciate that in a workplace environment where there is lots of machinery and vehicles and strict safety rules and code, employing people who use drugs is just plain dangerous. Having a job means having more of a life. If you are devoted to drugs and still need a job, all that is open to you are jobs you won't want. Employers test for drugs to make the workplace safer. Where do you fit in all this?

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Do you think you'd get an HONEST answer to this?
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HA! Of course not.
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Derek54
well being honest, i am trying to help my boyfriend get a better job, and he smokes
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Get a better boyfriend -- one with ambition.
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Derek54
no. my fiance is the best man ive ever known.
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Are you sure? He doesn't work. He probably won't ever work if his priority is pot. He has no ambition, likely because of too much pot. He sounds like a dud to me.
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Derek54
he has a job, he smokes because of his depression, and he isnt a heavy smoker. just a oney here and there. my fiance has quite the ambition. you dont know him, so please dont judge him... he nor i for that matter, deserve that.
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I didn't mean to offend you. Look at the question and the impression it makes. You sound ambitious and successful and you want it for him too. He smokes. that will interfer with work and everything else, especially ambition. It would be better if your boyfriend got some actual treatment for depression instead of self-medicating. If there is a pattern here, I just thought that might not be a great life for you.
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Drugs are bad ,,, mmmmkaaaaayyy

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Employers require drugs tests for safety reasons and because insurance
Companies will give them a discount on medical and workmens compensation insurance.

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