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#11 MelissaH

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    Posted 02 October 2007 - 03:53 PM

    ok that's seriously retarded...i work for a friggin police department and we dont even have drug testing like that (in fact i can't think of anyone who's even had one period).

    #12 A10CalGal

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      Posted 02 October 2007 - 03:59 PM

      Well, I decided to let my recruiter know about how this all went down & how I didn't appreciate not having full disclosure prior to accepting this job offer. She was shocked about the whole thing. She had no idea their pre-screen was this extensive & did not know the whole thing about ongoing random testing. She was appologetic and is now concerned about whether or not I will be happy in this job.

      As I was describing all of this to her I found myself getting pretty aggitated mentally by the whole thing. I am just really not happy about going into this whole thing blind, bottom line.

      #13 JaimeLynne

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        Posted 02 October 2007 - 04:37 PM

        Yikes Christa!

        Sorry to hear you're going through all this crap. I completely agree with you on the random drug testing. They should have let you know beforehand.

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        #14 Yari

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          Posted 03 October 2007 - 03:50 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Christa
          Well, I decided to let my recruiter know about how this all went down & how I didn't appreciate not having full disclosure prior to accepting this job offer. She was shocked about the whole thing. She had no idea their pre-screen was this extensive & did not know the whole thing about ongoing random testing. She was appologetic and is now concerned about whether or not I will be happy in this job.

          As I was describing all of this to her I found myself getting pretty aggitated mentally by the whole thing. I am just really not happy about going into this whole thing blind, bottom line.
          Good for you telling your recruiter!

          I hope this job turns out to be great for you.

          #15 A10CalGal

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            Posted 03 October 2007 - 03:59 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by yari2566
            Good for you telling your recruiter!

            I hope this job turns out to be great for you.
            Thanks for bringing this back up Yari. I've been burning a hole in my brain thinking this over...this email response I sent to my recruiter sums it up:

            Thanks Hillari.

            I've been thinking about this alot. I realized after I talked to you today that I hadn't actually verbalized any of that until I talked to you (it took a while to process). I am going to give it some thought over night & call you tomorrow. Overall, I am just fundamentally against the type of policy this company is utilizing. I understand why they do it, I just don't agree with it. I feel torn because this is a great opportunity on paper. I just wish I would have know everything going in. I need to remember that my primary goal with this job hunt is to find the right place for me. I have a sinking feeling that the "right place" does not involve a place that employs policies that conflict with my core beliefs and values.

            Anyway, that's where my head is right now. I will continue to torture myself mentally like I do over things like this and I will call you tomorrow.
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            So, basically, I don't know if I can work for a place that feels comfortable and justified invading my privacy and my body with no valid justification (in my mind). It's unfortunate that I didn't find this out before accepting a job offer, but it is still relevant information. I have weighed the cost of compromising my values against the benefit of the job & I'm thinking it's just not worth compromising my values. I do not want to work for a company that presumes guilt in their employees without any reasonable suspicion based facts. I have lots of other options...

            #16 Spazz

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              Posted 03 October 2007 - 05:18 PM

              Christa, it's true, you do have a lot of other options. I personally wouldn't feel comfortable working in an environment like that either. Let us know what you end up doing.

              BTW - love your new name ("Step monster"/"Chauffeur")...lol!

              #17 A10CalGal

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                Posted 03 October 2007 - 05:21 PM

                LOL, I thought it was time for a change

                #18 Nrvsbride

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                  Posted 03 October 2007 - 05:31 PM

                  I've never had a job where they have done drug testing either. Hmm and I'm a lawyer you would think they would test us. But no, they just take our word for it I guess.

                  That sucks! I personally wouldn't care either way b/c I don't do drugs but I understand what your saying about just having your privacy invaded w/o even knowing that you were going to be subjected to that. You just show up and BAM their plucking your hair and sticking a cup in your face. Not the most comfortable feeling in the world.


                  You have to do what's best for you. Either way good luck making your decision.

                  #19 -Kate-

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                    Posted 03 October 2007 - 07:06 PM

                    I'd be annoyed too. I mean, I AM the man for god sakes and we don't have to do any of that testing! Yes - it is possible in theory for someone on meth to be in court prosecuting a person for having meth.

                    I declined a job at Alaska Airlines once bc they had a "non-smoking" policy (cigs) and did random pee tests for nicotine. I had quit smoking at that point, but was appalled that they would put that condition on employment.

                    #20 A10CalGal

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                      Posted 03 October 2007 - 08:27 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by LALA
                      I'd be annoyed too. I mean, I AM the man for god sakes and we don't have to do any of that testing! Yes - it is possible in theory for someone on meth to be in court prosecuting a person for having meth.

                      I declined a job at Alaska Airlines once bc they had a "non-smoking" policy (cigs) and did random pee tests for nicotine. I had quit smoking at that point, but was appalled that they would put that condition on employment.
                      You da man! Hahaha!

                      And, wow! Nicotine test? F&ck that! What is up with these companies?

                      Well, as an update, I just got done talking w/my recruiter. I told her it's a no go. She was not surprised & completely supported me. She was really appologetic about the whole thing...she is pissed that the company didn't disclose all the stuff about the full on physical with medical/prescription history as well as the random drug testing. She says she has never worked w/a company that does stuff like that unless you are operating machinery. In fact, her whole office is pissed for me at this point - they all think random testing is a violation as well. So at least I know I'm not being a complete extremist!




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