Recently, I got a job offer at a large company. Prior to accepting their offer, I carefully read through all of the legal documents they sent me and noted that there was no mention of any obligatory drug test. There was a brief mention of a "background check", however. That being said, I am inclined to believe that I will not be tested before I start employment since they never made me sign anything about it. Still, not knowing for sure makes me feel uneasy about the situation, and it would put my mind at ease if I could find out. I considered sending an email to my employer asking them, but I felt that it would make me sound guilty or concerned if I asked that directly.
How would an employer interpret this question? Would they candidly answer the question, or could they note that and have it somehow negatively reflect on me?
Couple of important details:
- I have already accepted the offer.
- I have not actually started employment yet; that will be in about two months.
- If I were drug tested tomorrow, I would fail.