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Is the forth time the charm?

I have had three interviews with the same company but I have a feeling they are messing with me. The first and second were same day, HR then was sent to clinic manager everything was good so far. Then I get a call to interview with general manager (#3), was told to get drug screen and b/g check. But HR said to come back another day for that, when I go back HR is in a meeting "all day" so the unit secretary said she would call when she can get me back in for final interview. I know they haven't filled position because it's still on the we boards. So? I'm going on other interviews but should I wait for the call?

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Theresa spencer
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I know from my experiences, they wait until they have the drug test and background check back before they make a final offer. Sometimes that takes time. But i was confused when you said they told you to come back and then couldn't see you. Did they tell you to come back that day? If not then its probably only a matter of they haven't gotten the results back. Hope this helps

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Scherrie Pounds
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Yes wait for the call, but in the mean time keep looking, and yes call and see when you are to come back in. Good luck in any job you may land

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Untruthfuly fired

So this might be a month or two old but my job has hired me through the company making 13$ an hour. I got hired on through the company until I dislocated my shoulder I was told to take a drug screen I go they told me my results there in which I was clean go back to work give me my badge back and a week later I failed.? I don't get it because I'm going to the navy I've been for a year but just was working to much I couldn't do anything

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dorlicia smith
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By any chance was this company Amazon? If so they do a very intensive screening mouth swab or hair sample... you can actually go through the temp agency that also do the hiring for them if it was Amazon... other than that get a lawyer companies should not be allowed to do such things... best of luck to you

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Mr. Cruz, I am sorry, for those corporate rats done to you. Mr. Cruz, like I been saying from my other writing. If you live in a State that dose not have Federal taxes that you pay then basically you have go threw the motion. You see this why we need to pay Federal taxes in our States. In case like this it falls in case to your favor, because what this nasty Corp suit's have done to cut corners to replace you to their more tasteful. But I guess you don't live in a state where you pay federal tax.. I work in Florida for a company, but my main residence is in northern state which they can't screw with me. Same if you had CA lic. But worked in Florida for a company that CA laws FL company dose not want to play with . The Federal laws will protect your rights as long you pay that Federal taxes in your state.. Collect your unemployment. And find out through Facebook or Twitter if anybody worked at the same job and we're fired the same conditions and filed suit as a joint suit But it's an attorney that's going to cost you out of your pocket. In the long run it's not worth it. Something better will come around. Ha! You might just win the Powerball and then you can them a picture. Keep the faith Mr. Cruz.. P.s. I sorry for my poor grammar and I hope you kind understand what I am talking about. Because it as happened to me also. There are some gangs of snobs that twist my reply around about my grammar and what I am talking about . They sure know what I am talking about . Stay focused and positive.

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Human Resource

Could someone explain to me, why would Human Resource have you take a drug test and a physical with their company doctor. Is this a standard procedure in hiring someone?

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Kay Stone
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Drug screening, physicals and background checks are becoming SOP for most businesses.

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Dan Seruge
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Yes. That is standard. It's part of the company policy, their own company Doctor said cheaper than sending you to an outsider, lastly, they get faster results. Good luck

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Does the applicant coming to the even today??

Do the applicant coming to the amazon when today held at the embassy suites between 9am-4pm have to do a drug screen today ?

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Margret Wilson
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I think those usually come later

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Tips For Job Seekers

With the 10,000 character limit on these posts, I'll have to break these job seeker tips into several posts. This is just some stuff I've learned over the years.

One of THE biggest obstacles to getting a job is drug use. A friend of mine was a chief engineer at Bell Helicopter. They needed to hire 50 engineers for a special project. They posted the job openings, brought in their candidates, narrowed the field, and selected their 50 finalists. They sent them for their pre-employment drug screen and 45 out of the 50 failed the drug test. These were college educated professionals.

I interviewed at Union Pacific Railroad in 2004. They did group interviews with anywhere from 40 to 60 candidates at a time. The HR rep told us, "You will be tested for drugs. If you have anything in your system, and you will know if do, then get up and leave the room now. You have NOT failed a drug test at this point. The record will simply show that you declined to be interviewed at this time. You can reapply later. If you test positive, you will never work for UP or any railroad ever. All positive tests must be reported to the NTSB. "

Then what he said next floored me. He said, "We've had people in these group interviews in the past and have had every single person in the room get up and leave."

Folks, you have to be ready to go to work. Get yourself clean and stay that way. You can pump your fist and stomp your feet and declare that marijuana should be legalized all you want. And you'll still be unemployed because employers won't hire you if you test positive. Alcohol is legal. You can't drive drunk or show up for work blitzed. Even in states where it's legal, you're closing the door to the majority of jobs if you insist on smoking dope.

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Samuel Fuller
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Wow. Thanks for heads up. I will definitely share this

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Rockey Khan
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Got fired for not taking drug test

My best friend got me fired for refusing drug test i got injured off the job and missed 2 days of work i had told my friend which he was my lead man that i got hurt on the way home from work, I was on a contract job and had no insurance, I pulled my back and couldnt walk. So I gor medical attention on my own terms and let my lead man know that Im a need a couple days off, he told me I need to be there asap. So I let him know that if Im not back to work within those 2 days I needed off to take his own actions and do what they got to do. As I rested he text me and told me he filed a injury report, Now how can he file a injury report I had never gave him nor did he know how or what my injury was, at that It wasnt on the job site, So how can he file a injury report if I didnt get injured at work. Then he tells me H.R wants me to see the company doctor due to it being policy by the company. Im still resting and I tell him tell H.R I dont need to see a doctor I seen one on my own with my own money that I should be back at work the next day which was my 2nd day that I had asked for. So I return to work, my injury is gone I feel good Im working and an hour before my job is done. They call me in the office and tell me I need to go see the companys doctor to check my back to see if Im ok that its policy. As I arrive to docs offics they ask me what Am I there for, I tell doc they sent me here to get my back checked, Doc responds with, Did you get injured at work, I told him No, He ask me again are u hurt I said No, He said what are u here for, I told him I do not know. He responds with Oh I see herw your here for a drig screen, Tha being said I got really upset and affended becuase I do my job well my attendance was perfect beforw my off the job injury and management can tell anyone my job is well done to perfection No errors, for me to get lied to yet take a drug screen. So I refused and called my lead man and told them whats the drug screen about, he had nothing to say. So I told him I dont feel good Im upset can I go home theres no point of me going back to work a 15 mnt drive after I had punched out before I went to see doc. I told em Im going home I refused the drug screen. He agreed fine see you tomorrow. Next morning HR emails me tells me not to go in saying my lead man told them I quit. So they terminated me for quitting? Does anything here sound like it makes sense to any of you. I loved my job and hurt that my best friend lied and betrayed me and thru me under the bus. When alll these actions where lies and the report he made they wouldnt give me a copy of it , I wanted to see the report I never gave or never got hurt at the job or did he know how I got injured for him to make a non existing report I never made or gave my consent for him to file.

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Unfortunately if you get injured on the job (which I know didn't happen) it's mandatory to get a drug test. Sounds like a set up.

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Waiting and loosing opportunities

I just recently acquired a job (so i thought) with a timeshare company named "" Bluegreen. I had worked for them in the past and was very happy to be a part of their program again. However after i filled out the application for employment and was told i had the job i had to wait for a pee test email to come so i could get tested pass then start. That email never came. I called everyday for a little less than a week and was told "it should be there tomorrow." this was said every time i called. Then the last time i called i was told the new hires and the rehires were on hold for a couple of days. Again this was after a little less than a week of being told i had the job and waiting on the pee test email. Make sense so far? I finally get a text from the gentelman that hired me saying the program i was hired for was shut down. So no job. what i find upsetting is i stopped looking and appling for jobs during the time i was made to belive i had this position. what im trying to understand is there something wrong with the misrepresentation of having the job? Also, loosing all that time trying to find a job is a huge set back. Can anything be done as in a complaint, a rebuttal or something. does anyone have an answer?
Paul

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Paul the short and true answer is no... There is nothing that you can do about it. Now from this point on remember that phrase that I use all the time. NEVER STOP applying and interviewing until you get the call that states "YOU ARE TO REPORT TO WORK ON MONDAY"!! I always continue to apply for work 2 or 3 weeks after I accept a position. Reason?? So if I get caught up with budget or hrs available it don't matter. I'll take the back up job. Job seekers must began to think and be just as crafty as companies now. HR is thinking money, benefits saved... I'm thinking if not this medical office then this urgent care or hospital.... But I don't ever fire my last shot till I am satisfied...

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Marilyn Valenti
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Paul, If you read the news you'll notice alot of stores are closing locations and a lot of companies are cutting back and laying off. The position for which you were being considered is probably on hold and not being filled at this time. You might write the company and tell them you enjoyed working for them in the past and were really looking forward to working for them again. Also, if your prior employment history with them was a good one, you might mention that to them - that you already have a proven track record with them.

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May have lost my drug test???

So I got hired for this company and I was required to do a hair follicle drug test where they cut my hair. So I took the test a week ago Monday and today they call me and say the company that did my test doesn't show they have my results or that I came in??? WTH?? Good thin I got a copy of what I signed. So I sent a copy to the lady who called me. Has anyone else ever had this problem? Am I going to have to do this again? I dont want to cut my hair again! If so can I request a pee test instead? Do I have rights??

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Elyssa Duncan
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Ugh, I'm sorry Nicholle Sweat ! What a frustrating situation. Typically, jobs will require a hair follicle drug test versus a urine drug test due to the window of detection. A hair test is the only test that can detect repeated drug use up to 90 days prior.

You may be able to call and ask your employer if they'd allow a urine sample instead. If not, you may ask the person administrating the test to take a few strands from various parts of the scalp to prevent any potential bald spots.

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Manager

We had a guy who had a wreck in a company truck and tested positive for drugs. He had worked all week. We denied him his paycheck because of the positive drug test and fired him did this violet any laws

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Angel B
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I don't believe you can deny him his wages just because he tested positive for drugs. Depending on your state laws you can however withold whatever he owes for damages and give him what's left if there is anything left. Be mindful some states will make you pay him his full check and then sue for damages so check with your state and see which applies. He probably at least owes the insurance deductible for the company having to repair the vehicle he caused damage to.

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Linda Hanks
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You have to pay him his final paycheck you can't withhold wages this is why you carry insurance to mitigate damages.

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KIng of all draftsmaen

Soooo. Anyone know how companies are reacting to the new Marijuana laws around the country? Will they still not hire you for a positive test?

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William Agnew
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They won't hire you so stop smoking.

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