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Posted by: anonymous
2017-09-21 15:32:08
ID: 50674
In response to a confession. I wasn't referring to people who smoke for legitimate medical reasons. Sorry, I should have been clearer on that. The example I used of a friend's husband was him just smoking to get high. No medical reason. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who do the same thing he did. I also have a relative who smokes nearly daily. She says it's for anxiety. I suffer from horrible anxiety and PTSD, so I get it. I don't like popping Xanax or similar meds either. I have found huge relief from meditation and therapy, including ESDM. She refuses to even try any of that, and just goes straight to pot, which is very illegal where she lives. Honestly, she likes the high and is just too lazy to put in the effort to try other things. She even admits that and makes jokes about it. It's not funny, especially since she's putting so much at risk.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-09-21 14:44:08
ID: 50673
I wouldn't risk everything to "get high". But I do smoke for pain relief (I don't work in a job that tests) for a chronic condition. Without it there's no way I could do my job. I could switch to codeine, they are effective but as my condition will be with me for life I would sooner or later end up hooked on them. So it's either risk my job or be in too much pain to do it. As it happens I don't work in a job that tests, but I think it's important to realize not everyone smokes to get "high". People are claiming it helps everything these days and no doubt some of these claims will be proven to be bullshit. However, to assume folks are getting high isn't fair. It's the system that's wrong, not the people. It's human rights abuse to deny someone a necessary medication IMO. Especially when many of the alternative meds available have high addiction rates. Jesus, look what happened with fentanyl.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-09-21 13:32:37
ID: 50671
In response to a confession. Glad that you wouldn't risk everything to get high. But so many people - grown adults - do. I know someone whose husband lost his job because he failed a drug test. He had a very physical job, got hurt, and was tested. He knew that if he ever got hurt, he would be drug tested. But he smoked anyway. And getting hurt was a very real possibility. Lost their main source of income, insurance, etc. And they have kids. I just don't get why anyone would take that risk. It's not worth it.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-09-21 05:56:58
ID: 50657
In response to a confession. Well, Spectra, a fool and/or stoner and their money...lol. This was 15 years ago and I was so freaked out after failing one a few months earlier I was just throwing money at the problem. I tend to think that the more I spend, the less I'll worry and thank goodness I haven't had to deal with this since then, kept the same job and no longer smoke. But on the positive side, we all got real info on the tests from someone who knows, thank you for the pro viewpoint on this issue. I'm sure the tests have advanced since 2002.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-09-21 05:53:10
ID: 50654
In response to a confession. No, this all took place 15 years ago, lol. I haven't smoked in years and wouldn't risk my job to get high. I can see how my post could have been misconstrued because of the way it was written. But as much as I loved getting high, I love insurance, a pension and lots of PTO more. Plus pot is expensive, I was a heavy smoker before because my ex had grow houses and it was free.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-09-20 16:36:07
ID: 50637
In response to a confession. I totally agree that pot should be legal. But it's not in most places. I think it's a little sad that you are willing to risk a job you love and have had for 15 years just so you can get high. Or are willing to go through all that trouble rather than just quit smoking pot.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-09-20 16:08:48
ID: 50612
I went to a private lab a week before the test after abstaining for a month, drinking tons of water, working out. He told me that I still had traces of thc, probably not enough to tell on their tests. He told me to keep doing what I was doing and I'd be fine, and I was. I had only taken two prior using cleanse products. One time it worked, second time it didn't. I passed after going to the private lab, it cost about $100 but totally worth it. I've had this job 15 years, love my job, great benefits. I hit the button on your post because I don't think I'd put my faith and future in a dollar store test, not knocking dollar stores, I love them, but shit is a dollar for a reason. I think pot should be totally legal and drug tests are ridiculous. I'd rather have a chill stoner for an employee than someone with a drinking problem.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-09-20 00:17:42
ID: 50622
Any job can drug test you. Being inebriated on any substance makes you a liability. Most companies like to make it about safety but really it's about money.
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Posted by: greensquirrel
2017-09-19 19:01:06
ID: 50627
I work at a hospital and they do not drug test oddly unless you have an accident on the job. I didn't have to drug test to get hired. Years ago when I worked at a steel mill, I did have to be drug tested and when I worked for a huge bank I had to get drug tested and have an extensive background check.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-09-19 14:32:57
ID: 50615
In response to a confession. I work at a library. It is very important that I not be stoned while handling social media and writing newsletters...eyeroll. I was stoned every day when I worked in the private sector, in a really competitive field. I was promoted regularly, got raises regularly and was second in command at my company. My job was part creative, part managerial. So I totally agree. Invasive, ineffective, a holdover from the "just say no" bygone Reagan era.
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