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Are companies still drug testing?

My last two jobs have not drug tested me during the pre-employment phase. Are your companies still drug testing?

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paddy
WR Officer
+11
Account Executive
Oh man, if my company drug tested everyone in the company would get fired
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
Lol sounds like you're working at a fun spot.
paddy
WR Officer
+11
Account Executive
We're a fun bunch indeed
funcoupons
WR Officer
+12
that's queen coups to u
I'm in Canada, super rare to see companies drug testing. I've really only seen it for roles where driving/operating heavy machinery is a major part of the role, and of course things like law enforcement. I think it's incredibly ridiculous for most roles and even though I haven't touched so much as pot in years, would not work for an employer who was drug testing for an office job.
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
Other than my last two jobs, all of my previous jobs did require it in the US. Sounds like Canada may be a little more slack on this front. I think as long as you get your job done well, aren't harming others, and aren't in an industry like heavy machinery, what you do in your own time is up to you and shouldn't be on an employers radar.
funcoupons
WR Officer
+12
that's queen coups to u
I agree with you 100%. If you're not intoxicated at work, it isn't affecting your work, and you're not in possession of drugs at work, it's none of the employer's business.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+13
Senior Account Executive
Yup and I'm in the US. You'd think they'd know better 😏
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
Right? Especially with Cannabis just a few months or years away from legalization.
SammySandbags
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
Only time I was drug tested was for a serving position. Weird how it works
funcoupons
WR Officer
+12
that's queen coups to u
Damn. Restaurants are lucky to find servers who don't use drugs AT work, let alone on their own free time.
SammySandbags
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
exactly lol
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
hahaha that's absurd.
LordOfWar
Big Shot
+12
Director
Unless you're high at work, employer drug testing is fucking LAME.

Even in high-risk like heavy machinery or policing, smoking a joint over a weekend doesn't do shit to your ability to work on Monday.
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
100% agree here!
BigCheese
Notorious Answer
+14
Agency Recruiter | Coors Knight
My company doesn't drug test, but about 75% of the clients that we place people at still do.
funcoupons
WR Officer
+12
that's queen coups to u
What positions do you usually hire for?
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
all sales roles
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JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
Interesting! Thanks for sharing
detectivegibbles
Politicker
+11
Territory Rep
Nope!
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Mine did not eitherΒ 
TheRealTommyCallahan
Arsonist
+6
Account Executive
Nope! And thank goodness.Β 

When I worked in construction we were drug tested before we were hired, once a quarter, and there were random drug tests as well.Β Β 
sugardaddy
Politicker
+10
Head Of Sales
Sheesh!Β Is it a common thing to do? I have worked 10 years in the sales, never experienced it. btw. From Denmark.
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
Very common in the US in my experience but maybe things are changing. Denmark sounds like a great place to work!
sugardaddy
Politicker
+10
Head Of Sales
If you love paying 40 percent of you monthly salary in taxes. Then it's perfect! Denmark is one of the country’s in the world with highest taxes! πŸ₯΅

However, we have good salaries and many benefits. Free hospitals, educations, you name it.
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odavarb
Sales
nope
Rigeyyy
Opinionated
+1
Account Executive
I have once. But that’s it haha
MoonDog69
Executive
+7
Commercial Account Executive
More importantly here... what are the ways people have passed/gotten around drug tests when they knew they'd fail?Β 

I'll share mine if someone shares one
neversettle
Politicker
+6
SDR
I used to be in Pharma Sales and I chugged a few gallons of water before a test. My soon to be manager called and said it was too diluted.......lol. I was a big runner back then so I said I was just trying to stay hydrated. I had to take another one and by then the drugs were gone. Thank the lord!
MoonDog69
Executive
+7
Commercial Account Executive
This is one I've heard before. Nice touch with the runner piece
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
That's the better question! I've passed by stopping regularly taking drugs a couple of weeks leading up to the test. However, I've still passed drug tests after using Cannabis the day before. I think your metabolism, genetics, and overall usage play a large part in it.
MoonDog69
Executive
+7
Commercial Account Executive
yeah, they probably do. I will say if you don't have enough runway, NOTHING will clear stuff out of your system...Β 
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BossBitch
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Lol I think it depends. Start ups, nah. They'd lose their entire staff 🀣 corporate companies still do though 
softwaresails
Politicker
+4
Sales Manager
I’m not familiar with my company ever drug testing.Β 
drendo
Politicker
+8
Enterprise Account Executive
I work for a big software org, and nope. and like Paddy says above - looooadsa people would get fired.
illexpenseit
Opinionated
+1
Account Manager
I have never been drug tested for a job before and at this point the only time's I have heard of anyone getting paid over 15 bucks an hour and getting drug tested is if they work in a large manufacturing facility.
salesteamsix
Fire Starter
+1
Head of Sales
That would a really bad idea and also illegal in many states if I am not mistaken.Β 
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
Would be nice if it were illegal!
thegrinch
Politicker
+7
SDR
Nope have never been drug tested for a software sales role.Β 
McDuck
Director of Business Development
Lol no and they still do not mind the occasional drink at work/lunch
JA
JAC
Director of Sales
I’d be shocked if any software companies in the US still did drug testing. Β I’m unsure about standard drug testing policies in other industries though.
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
I was thinking they all did but I’m to starting to think most don’t now.Β 
mcsalesperson1
Politicker
+3
Account Executive
My previous employer would do random drug tests all the time. It was terrible!
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
That is brutal! I’ve never had one once I started working. Only to get the job.Β 
beerisforclosers
Politicker
+8
Account Manager
Not at all - they need employees.
beerisforclosers
Politicker
+8
Account Manager
Adding to my own comment - I had a friend get a job to support a federal customer of ours. When he found out they'd test to let him on premise for meetings, he told the manager he wouldn't pass. So they returned him to his previous role and hired someone else.
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
Talk about a cool manager!
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Nope. Not at all😁
Smithy
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
The US is weird.

Drug test pre-employment
No time off
No real maternity/paternity

Is commission your only benefit over there?!
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
Hahaha practically! I wish I lived over in Europe for so many reasons.Β 
wh
whathaveyousoldtomorrow
Opinionated
+4
sales
Dell does. Most other tech companies do not.Β 
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
Good to know!
girheakinna
Politicker
+5
da best SDR
Yes- mine did become I work in EdTech and for some reason public schools requiere that there vendors are tested
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