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  • How common is drug testing for in-house designer positions?

    Just curious what others' experiences have been like

  • #2
    Very common in health care.
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    • #3
      I've never heard of it here in NZ, but I guess in healthcare it's a different story.
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      • #4
        I've never had a test in over 2 decades.
        http://brokenspokedesign.com

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        • #5
          How common is drug testing for doctors?

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          • #6
            Two of the last three companies I have worked for have required drug tests.
            "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

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            • #7
              My comment is based on my sister (an RN for decades) who's career was almost destroyed when she formally complained against a doctor whom everyone else on staff knew was working while inebriated. The staff was also covering for the doctor's condition by intercepting errors -- many including prescriptions that would have seriously injured or killed patients.

              For her whistleblowing, sis was suspended and dragged through about two years of court proceedings while the powerful doctor's association worked diligently at dragging up whatever they could possibly hurl at her to discredit her professionally. This put a tremendous strain on her and her family.

              In the end, she prevailed. Got her full back pay, costs -- and the doctor lost practicing licence. (Briefly) Sis is now a nursing manager and has done very well.

              I have a brother who works in med research at a big city hospital who's always saying that the worst substance abusers on the whole are doctors.

              And yet people still rank doctors as one of the top professions when it comes to trust.

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              • #8
                Broacher, while I can't comment on that directly, I know that everyone in our health-care system is subject to random drug testing at any time, and passing a drug test is a mandatory condition of employment.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by vectorman View Post
                  Just curious what others' experiences have been like
                  I think it depends on the company, not the position. I have worked for 3 banks. 2 required a drug test and credit check, 1 only required a credit check. It did not matter what job you had there.
                  *sings* "I am slowly going crazy 1.2.3.4.5.6. switch. Slowly crazy am I going 6.5.4.3.2.1. switch"

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                  • #10
                    Definitely depends on the company. I know some that are random and some that don't care as long as it doesn't happen on company property and doesn't interfere with you showing up for work.

                    Kinda goes hand in hand with how a company feels about you having a facebook page, I think.

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                    • #11
                      Interesting. In the food service industry, it used to be the norm for any management position that involved handling cash. When I got out of the industry a few years ago, the number of drugs screened for had been dropping, and in many companies the requirement had disappeared completely due to too few applicants being able to pass the screening process...
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by PrintDriver View Post
                        Definitely depends on the company. I know some that are random and some that don't care as long as it doesn't happen on company property and doesn't interfere with you showing up for work.

                        Kinda goes hand in hand with how a company feels about you having a facebook page, I think.
                        Yeah, I think so. Of course, I run the Facebook page for the company and its sister company, so naturally whenever I'm on Facebook I'm "working"...
                        http://brokenspokedesign.com

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                        • #13
                          2.5 years here and have yet to had to pee in a cup or had blood pulled out of me. But then again, we live in Canada, and we're awesome lol.

                          I would say it depends on the company.
                          Less marketing douchebaggery, MORE TANKS!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by The Artist View Post
                            2.5 years here and have yet to had to pee in a cup or had blood pulled out of me. But then again, we live in Canada, and we're awesome lol.

                            I would say it depends on the company.
                            They just follow you into the W.C. and grab a pube you left on the seat.
                            This post is brought to you by the letter E and the number 9. Those are the buttons I push to get a Twix out of the candy machine.
                            "I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by artistsdad View Post
                              Interesting. In the food service industry, it used to be the norm for any management position that involved handling cash. When I got out of the industry a few years ago, the number of drugs screened for had been dropping, and in many companies the requirement had disappeared completely due to too few applicants being able to pass the screening process...
                              Actually I think it is more about the sharp increase in drug testing lab fees and MRO regulations. Companies are trying to cut spending and not spending thousands on testing fees is a way to stay in business.
                              *sings* "I am slowly going crazy 1.2.3.4.5.6. switch. Slowly crazy am I going 6.5.4.3.2.1. switch"

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