Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

drug testing

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by MrGoodBytes, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

    Messages:
    13,862
    Likes Received:
    1,103
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    

    Hair tests might be expensive but they are not extremely rare. Maybe at the initial interview stage but not for final acceptance stage.

    My friend's daughter was hired for an executive entrance position in the energy industry by Conoco.

    As part of her final acceptance stuff she was given a hair test. She was clean but had vicodin showing because she had been to a dentist.

    She had to get a letter from the dentist and the pharmacy records.

    And someone above mentioned government jobs too as giving a hair test. I think certain employer segments will spend the money on hair tests as a final condition for acceptance. Especially for medium to upper level jobs in which they plan to invest a lot in the future employee and hope to retain them for a while.

    In your situation, I would not worry though, given the amounts and the timing. I am certainly not an expert though.
     


  2. stevent

    stevent Senior member

    Messages:
    9,558
    Likes Received:
    1,432
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    

    If people are smoking and you're sitting in the room or you are at a concert or something like that it could show up in a hair test.
     


  3. Master Milano

    Master Milano Senior member

    Messages:
    1,637
    Likes Received:
    1,474
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Location:
    New York City
    

    what. the. hell. Can they trace the amounts?
     


  4. plei89

    plei89 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,650
    Likes Received:
    22
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2009
    

    That's false. Second hand smoke is not potent enough to be detected in a hair follice test.
     


  5. stevent

    stevent Senior member

    Messages:
    9,558
    Likes Received:
    1,432
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    Most modern tests should clean the hair and chances are pretty minimal I agree. But there is still a chance, and the bigger risk would be you accidentally inhale enough, although that is pretty tough as well.
     


  6. Godot

    Godot Senior member

    Messages:
    328
    Likes Received:
    22
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2006
    For some reason, grass seems to stay in the system longer than other drugs, or so I've been told. Some health food stores sell teas that allegedly flush it out of your system in a day or two. I'd try the tea and stay away from the grass. Good luck.
     


  7. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

    Messages:
    4,617
    Likes Received:
    52
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Location:
    San Francisco
    

    Blockbuster I thought at a time required them.
     


  8. MrGoodBytes

    MrGoodBytes Senior member

    Messages:
    412
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Well I'm being called into the office tomorrow after a few days of a trial run for what I can only imagine is a formal job offer. I don't think this place requires testing but I'm quite confident it won't be an issue even if they do.

    I appreciate the feedback from everyone.
     


  9. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

    Messages:
    16,373
    Likes Received:
    1,056
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2008
    Location:
    VA
    




    Trace amounts can be detected, but as far as I know the test has thresholds that you have to cross before it returns positive.



    You're likely gonna get popped if you have to test within a month, and you are likely bs-ing about your frequency.

    Just delay the test a week or so. Drink a bunch of water before the test. Dont give them the morning leak.

    Oh, I forget which, but either avoid heavy exercise, or exercise heavily... dont recall
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2012


  10. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

    Messages:
    4,617
    Likes Received:
    52
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Location:
    San Francisco
    

    What happened?
     


  11. dopeitsjosh

    dopeitsjosh Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2012
    Location:
    Grand Rapids
    I had a hair test when I received a job after high school and I smoked two months before that and passed, but I didn't smoke much and got hair cuts regularly
     


  12. Godot

    Godot Senior member

    Messages:
    328
    Likes Received:
    22
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2006
    It's important in any test to learn the basics at least. Marijuana, crack and black tar opium are usually smoked. The majority of the time cocaine is taken nasally, but can also be injected. Methadone is available as a liquid or tablet. Morphine is generally in powder form and and again has nasal or intravenous options. Meth is a very American drug useful for long haul truckers and collage finals. There is another class called hallucinogenic and these would include mushrooms, LSD and ecstasy. PCP is a purely synthetic drug that can have unpredictable results in many people. Another class of drugs is inhalants and these can cause brain damage long term. As there are always new drugs on the horizon (bath salts for example), check with a young person for the latest data and you should pass the test with flying colors. Speaking of colors, you might want to get a PDR and check for the description of various controlled substances. As an example I think Oxycodone is green..Hope this helps; :)


    On a serious note, if you have a drug test coming up and you think there is any way you may not pass, consult with your doctor and explain the situation. Have him do a test and see what comes up and ask him how to mask anything that might be a problem. Worst he can do is say no.:)
     


  13. aalewis

    aalewis Member

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2012
    You'll pass a urine test. Or just tell them you went to Amsterdam :)
     


  14. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

    Messages:
    4,617
    Likes Received:
    52
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Location:
    San Francisco
    

    My doctor would be laughing too hard to help and probably tell me to GTFO
     


  15. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

    Messages:
    16,373
    Likes Received:
    1,056
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2008
    Location:
    VA
    

    You need to get you doc a bong for xmas
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by