Saturday, August 30, 2008

Pre-Employment Drug Testing

We're four posts in (counting this one) and you should have realized by now that Jaz is as radical as she wants to be! It's time for me to stand on my soapbox and rant about this modern phenomenon known as Pre-Employment Drug Testing.

#1-Pre-Employment Drug Testing is irrelevant.
Those tests are testing for what you did in your past. Let's say I was a heavy smoker (just talking about Marijuana). It could take up to 90 days to get THC out of your system. Is it really fair to judge me on something I did even two months ago? Let's say I quit smoking for good yesterday...if I decide to be an honest citizen, and not cheat the test, it could take me up to 90 days just to get a job. This would leave me broke, bored, frustrated, and hankering for a blunt.

Furthermore, people always have the option to simply clear their systems using a product like Sunny 7. Don't know where to buy it, never tried it, but I know it works. Is it fair that the person who just smoked yesterday but cleans their system passes the test...blazes up...still gets the job; While the former heavy-smoker does it the natural way...waits at least 60 days...flunks the test...stays broke & wonders why the hell they quit smoking in the first place. Like I said before, Drug Testing tests for what you PREVIOUSLY did & in no way is a clear indicator of your future.

#2-Pre- Employment Drug Testing encourages harder drugs.
I'm far from an expert on harsh drugs, but I do know they don't stay in your system for long periods of time. Ecstasy pills combine a lil bit of everything (including crack), yet they can only be detected in your system for about 2 days. I know countless people who choose this drug just for that reason. Lack of consequence making it the ultimate party drug. That's just one example, many of the harder drugs are very similar. They only stay in your system for a short period of time.

#3-Where are the tests for alcohol abusers?
In my humble opinion, being drunk is far more dangerous than being high (Marijuana...again, just talkin about Refer!), but where are those tests? Tottally unfair.

#4-Pre-Employment Drug Tests can easily be passed!
Not giving out instructions and Not admiting any wrong doing, but those damn tests are extremely beatable using several methods easily found using google. The easiest is just a simple substitution of urine. This could be as simple as stashing a bottle/condom of clean urine inside of your va-jay-jay. Hell, for $50 you can even buy fake pee. For those unemployed individuals that somehow have cash, you can buy a "wizzinator" that'll keep the fake/real urine nice and warm until test time.

I know, I know, I know. I'm being lazy by not citing sources but hell, I'm tired. It's been a long day. Don't you know I got hit with a "refusal to comply" just because I couldn't fill up the damn drug testing cup after three tries. It's not my fault I can't pee on command. So now I look like a drug user and most likely will not get the job. What a waste of gas, time & energy! I quit smoking, but dammit, this situation makes me want to just say "fuck-dat-job" and blaze up like my former buddy pictured above.

Please note that this post is not meant to encourage smoking good 'ol ganja, or intended to convince you to trick Pre-Employment Drug Tests. I'm just one woman on an employment mission & this is one hurdle that has deffinantly gotten in my way. My blog is a place where I can share my personal opinions & views. No matter how much I'd like to dream; MY OPINIONS ARE NOT FACTS. If you are trying to be a productive citizen I do not suggest smoking weed. Now if you are unemployed, work in an industry that doesn't test (i.e Waitressing), or are just plain elderly, by all means BLAZE UP!

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