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Old 10-27-2014, 12:05 AM   #11
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You can put all the lipstick you want on that pig; it's still a pig.

You failed a random drug test. The consequence to that typically is termination. Doesn't matter if you personally formed every brick to build a new building and worked 7 days a week without a single day off for two years to build it. You still flunked the test.

End of story.
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:32 AM   #12
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I bet they will miss you. Too bad you screwed the pooch and violated the drug policy. It does however prove they are not playing favorites. I suggest you remain drug free, polish off your resume and get a new job. It should not be difficult to keep if you stop smoking weed.
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Old 10-30-2014, 01:45 PM   #13
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The post is four years old. The guy may have moved to Colorado or Washington by now and the issue moot.
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See post 10. Someone else started in this thread instead of a new one.

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The post is four years old. The guy may have moved to Colorado or Washington by now and the issue moot.
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:20 AM   #15
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Its time to stand up to the abusive policies of employers and our government that supports them. We are not their slaves! Really we are and if we want food on our table we will keep slaving for them so they can fill their pockets with profits from OUR hard work. I was Republican until this year, I am never ever voting for one of those slave supporters again. And then they send us into a war and throw us away when our limbs ore blown off. Just makes me sick.
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You do not have the right to endanger others with your habits. Our governments and employers make rules to protect the people in general or the companies assets. That is not abusive and is no different than one driving drunk, high or exhausted and having an accident due to that. I must deal with the issue daily. Staying home, even when I have things that must be done.
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You are silly. I too am facing possible termination for a random at work and I've been there for 17 years, and constantly bring in side work to print at a GROWING newspaper in south Texas. Now simply for smoking a little bud on my birthday with a buddy who I've not seen in 9 years, and not having touched it in about 14 years, I'm going to lose my job. where the hell is a newspaper pressman supposed to go in this market to find work at my age? I simply don't buy the " you were dirty so you got fired " bull****, what I do on my private property while I'm "off the clock" if you will, is NONE of anyone's business unless I choose to make it their business. now randomly testing someone and firing them while you are trying to grow and hire in 3 more people as it is seems to be counter productive. not to mention the fact that he told me to work tonight anyways even after telling him flat out before leaving to take the test that I would not pass. Seems to me that if I'm such a problem or a liability since I will test positive for THC, he wouldn't want me to be anywhere near a press, wouldn't you think?
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You are silly. I too am facing possible termination for a random at work and I've been there for 17 years, and constantly bring in side work to print at a GROWING newspaper in south Texas. Now simply for smoking a little bud on my birthday with a buddy who I've not seen in 9 years, and not having touched it in about 14 years, I'm going to lose my job. where the hell is a newspaper pressman supposed to go in this market to find work at my age? I simply don't buy the " you were dirty so you got fired " bull****, what I do on my private property while I'm "off the clock" if you will, is NONE of anyone's business unless I choose to make it their business. now randomly testing someone and firing them while you are trying to grow and hire in 3 more people as it is seems to be counter productive. not to mention the fact that he told me to work tonight anyways even after telling him flat out before leaving to take the test that I would not pass. Seems to me that if I'm such a problem or a liability since I will test positive for THC, he wouldn't want me to be anywhere near a press, wouldn't you think?
Yes, with what is happening to the news print industry, a pressman's job will soon go the way of the buggy whip man's.

A pressman might consider relocating to one of the states where smoking pot is legal and their economy is healthy. Washington State, Colorado are two that come to mind.
And consider a career change. In the long run getting fired from your pressman's job may have done you a favor.
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You did make it their business, when you appeared for work with MJ in your system.
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Current custody dispute is causing me to become a victim of Virginia's drug war policies. I'm seeking alternative means of obtaining medically prescribed cannabis in hopes that it will invalidate court ordered drug testing. I know that this is a longshot but I suffer from SIBO/chronic IBS, ASD, and bipolar disorder. Cannabis helps me eat properly, sleep properly, function properly (I support my 2 daughters and fiancee as full time 1099 pharmacy courier). Without this miraculous medicine basic daily tasks become a gutwrenching struggle. There is a loophole in the law that allows controlled substances that are medically prescribed and my hope is to somehow obtain an out of state prescription so that I can avoid further victimization. Damned if I do, damned if I don't. Wish me luck.
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