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    Advice for recent and future ISU grads

    So we just hired a new engineer at work a couple weeks ago. Like all the other new starts, he spent the first couple weeks assembling stuff in the back.
    We were all were surprised when our HR director sent an e-mail that he is no longer with the company. Turns out he failed his drug test.

    Application point.... You will have a drug test when you start a new job. Even if you are going to be a night manager at Taco Bell. So don't light one up in celebration of your new job offer.



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    Re: Advice for recent and future ISU grads

    wow stupid guy. failed a drug test.



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    Re: Advice for recent and future ISU grads

    Iowa grad??



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    Re: Advice for recent and future ISU grads

    I have always and will always volunteer any drug test at anytime.

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    Re: Advice for recent and future ISU grads

    Quote Originally Posted by MNclone View Post
    So we just hired a new engineer at work a couple weeks ago. Like all the other new starts, he spent the first couple weeks assembling stuff in the back.
    We were all were surprised when our HR director sent an e-mail that he is no longer with the company. Turns out he failed his drug test.

    Application point.... You will have a drug test when you start a new job. Even if you are going to be a night manager at Taco Bell. So don't light one up in celebration of your new job offer.
    Wow, not the smartest guy was he. I mean don't most places explicitly say that you will submit to a drug test on your first day of work? I men it's not that hard of a test to pass. Just don't study for it.

    Side note, I still find it funny that one of the places I interned at required a physical, drug test and breathalyzer on the first day of work. Felt weird to take a breathalyzer at 9 am on a tuesday.



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    Re: Advice for recent and future ISU grads

    Quote Originally Posted by psycln11 View Post
    Iowa grad??
    Not quite, he was a Gopher.



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    Re: Advice for recent and future ISU grads

    Quote Originally Posted by MNclone View Post
    Not quite, he was a Gopher.
    Big Ten still. Same ballpark.


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    Re: Advice for recent and future ISU grads

    As I start tomorrow, I probably shouldn't be lighting up this fatty right now...


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    Re: Advice for recent and future ISU grads

    I didn't have to take one when I started, not that I wouldn't have passed or anything.



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    Re: Advice for recent and future ISU grads

    Every job I've had has only done the pre-employment drug screen. Maybe he got confused.....

    That said, my current employer has talked about doing some random drug screening, which would be fine with me. Might clear our the production floor, but that wouldn't be a bad thing.


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    Re: Advice for recent and future ISU grads

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone62 View Post
    As I start tomorrow, I probably shouldn't be lighting up this fatty right now...

    Shouldn't be eating those poppy seeds either..



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    Re: Advice for recent and future ISU grads

    When I had a real job it seemed every 6 months or so I got chose for a random drug test. I never came close to not passing one but, I hope I never have to pee in a cup again. I always hoped they would screw on up and it come back postive, so I could get that free paid week off while they waited for the 2nd test.


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    Re: Advice for recent and future ISU grads

    Quote Originally Posted by MNclone View Post
    You will have a drug test when you start a new job.
    not true. i got hired, as an engineer not even taco bell, and i have yet to take one. i will pass if i do, im just saying. there are people in the office who have taken them since i started. both new hires and people who have been there a while. i guess just try not to be suspicious.


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    Re: Advice for recent and future ISU grads

    I haven't had drug test with my current job or my previous one, not that it would matter either way, but interesting still. Apparently banks must not be big into drug testing. I worked at a clinic and an environmental consulting firm and they both tested.


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    I work at a CPA firm and I have never had one



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