Questions tagged [drug-test]

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Drug Testing and Prescribed Medications [closed]

What happens if you take a prescribed drug and it shows up on a drug test? Should you tell the person giving the drug test about the prescribed medications?
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Am I able to retake a Pre-employment Drug Screen?

I recently was offered a verbal offer for a big company, basically my dream job. The company before giving me the actual paper work in my email requested a background check and drug screen. When the ...
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Has anyone ever had a company perform a “background check” that included a drug test without mentioning the drug test explicitly? [closed]

I am applying for a job at a non-profit that is federally funded. I was told I needed to pass a background check before getting hired. I have already begun the background check process and there has ...
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Help navigating background check window [closed]

I accepted an entry-level job offer from a fortune 100 company for after graduation. Throughout the entire interviewing process I knew that any offer received would be contingent upon passing a ...
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Planning travel with impending drug test on an unknown date

Back in October I accepted an internship offer at a reasonably large and reputable company. I did not sign anything, but over email I said that I accepted, and the recruiter said that she was excited ...
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How to navigate a drug test as a non-drug user with shy bladder syndrome?

I'm a 4th year male PhD student coming to grips with the fact that I may not get an academic job. Alternatively, I'm looking to industry/government, but I have a significant hurdle in landing a job ...
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Should I ask my recruiter about the type of drug test that will be used?

I recently interviewed for a position at a company that drug tests and it went really well. I am expecting an offer this week. When my recruiter asked if I could pass a drug test, I responded "yes", ...
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Inquiring About Drug Policy After Employment [closed]

I started work last week at a small (~10-15 employees) tech company in California as an intern. Since marijuana is legal here for both medicinal and recreational use, I've been considering pursuing ...
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Should I disclose my drinking habits as a “disability”? [closed]

I'm facing possible dismissal because I had a lot of drinks at an unofficial work gathering (poker after hours in the cafeteria). I had a bit too much, and passed out, and the cleaning crew reported ...
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Pre Employment Drug Test for working in another country (GA, USA)

So here's the deal. I'm from Canada and last summer I worked for this company and they want to rehire me for this summer but in a different state, Georgia (I believe the testing is for insurance ...
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How to break the news to the employees that we will start with frequent, surprise drug testing?

The company I'm currently working for is asking for all team leads - which includes me - to break some policy changes for our teams. Our boss wants to introduce a new policy for surprise drug ...
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What is a 'non-negative' result on a drug test? [duplicate]

I went to a job interview and got a drug test, they said that my test was non-negative: what does that mean? I haven't smoked in over a month and I sweat a lot. Does it mean I came out positive? ...
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Handling drug testing when legally prescribed a tested substance [closed]

Recently I've been prescribed a legal drug that is often screened for in drug tests. I've kept my boss informed but haven't mentioned any medications by name. I have a desk job, so I do not have to ...
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Why do some employers withhold drug testing requirement until after interview?

I'm just trying to understand the reasoning behind why some employers would NOT tell you up front (if not in the online ad itself, at least early on in the process) that there is a drug testing ...