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  1. #1
    Ashley Guest

    Default Drug Tests

    Hi y'all,

    Maybe some of you can help me with this. I take Halcion, Zanaflex,
    Lyrica, Cymbalta, Ultram. I have a job interview on Friday, with a drug
    test. Should I be concerned (I feel concerned!). Should I get some kind
    of note from my doctor? If so, what should it say? We all know they
    can't deny me the job offer... but should I say something if they job
    offer and send me off for drug testing? Or do I tell the lab? Do I give
    the lab the note? Or the employer?

    I'm worried and confused, this could be a good thing for me!
    --

    Ashley

    "Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar
    on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk
    and not be faint." ~ Isaiah 40:31


  2. #2
    Leslie& The Furbabies in MO. Guest

    Default Re: Drug Tests

    Several years ago I had a drug test for employment. I tried to tell the
    lady waiting for my 'sample' that I was on Ultram under a doctor's care.
    She was impatient and said she didn't want to hear it and if they had any
    questions I'd be contacted. I got the job. So??? I'd say Ultram isn't
    a problem- I'd think not but don't know about the other meds you listed.

    Good luck!

    Leslie

    "Ashley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:2010091522584131612-junk@mailcom...
    > Hi y'all,
    >
    > Maybe some of you can help me with this. I take Halcion, Zanaflex, Lyrica,
    > Cymbalta, Ultram. I have a job interview on Friday, with a drug test.
    > Should I be concerned (I feel concerned!). Should I get some kind of note
    > from my doctor? If so, what should it say? We all know they can't deny me
    > the job offer... but should I say something if they job offer and send me
    > off for drug testing? Or do I tell the lab? Do I give the lab the note? Or
    > the employer?
    >
    > I'm worried and confused, this could be a good thing for me!
    > --
    >
    > Ashley
    >
    > "Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on
    > wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and
    > not be faint." ~ Isaiah 40:31
    >



  3. #3
    Navy Guest

    Default Re: Drug Tests

    On 9/16/2010 12:57 AM, Leslie& The Furbabies in MO. wrote:
    > Several years ago I had a drug test for employment. I tried to tell the
    > lady waiting for my 'sample' that I was on Ultram under a doctor's care.
    > She was impatient and said she didn't want to hear it and if they had
    > any questions I'd be contacted. I got the job. So??? I'd say Ultram
    > isn't a problem- I'd think not but don't know about the other meds you
    > listed.
    >
    > Good luck!
    >
    > Leslie
    >
    > "Ashley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:2010091522584131612-junk@mailcom...
    >> Hi y'all,
    >>
    >> Maybe some of you can help me with this. I take Halcion, Zanaflex,
    >> Lyrica, Cymbalta, Ultram. I have a job interview on Friday, with a
    >> drug test. Should I be concerned (I feel concerned!). Should I get
    >> some kind of note from my doctor? If so, what should it say? We all
    >> know they can't deny me the job offer... but should I say something if
    >> they job offer and send me off for drug testing? Or do I tell the lab?
    >> Do I give the lab the note? Or the employer?
    >>
    >> I'm worried and confused, this could be a good thing for me!
    >> --
    >>
    >> Ashley
    >>
    >> "Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar
    >> on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk
    >> and not be faint." ~ Isaiah 40:31
    >>

    >

    As long as you are on doctor's required medication, you shouldn't have
    any problems. The following is what I would suggest, IMHO.

    You might ask a generic question like, "Are there any prescription
    medicines that might cause a problem?" Then you can respond if they say
    there is with so and so, "I don't take any of those." If they do
    mention one of the drugs you are on, I would advise just telling them
    that you do take that one. That should satisfy everybody. You haven't
    held any information back that could harm you. You have implied that
    you are on some medications. After you are hired, they will ask at your
    physical for a list of the meds that you take then.

    --
    Navy remove the fish

  4. #4
    California Chief Guest

    Default Re: Drug Tests

    Ashley wrote:

    > I have a job interview on Friday, with a drug test.


    Ashley, how did the interview and test go?


    .... DOCTORS MAKE ME SICK!

  5. #5
    Navy Guest

    Default Re: Drug Tests

    On 9/19/2010 8:23 PM, California Chief wrote:
    > Ashley wrote:
    >
    >> I have a job interview on Friday, with a drug test.

    >
    > Ashley, how did the interview and test go?
    >
    >
    > ... DOCTORS MAKE ME SICK!

    Yes, I'd like to know, too.

    --
    Navy remove the fish

  6. #6
    Ashley Guest

    Default Re: Drug Tests - UPDATE

    I'm still waiting on the results from the lab, but they went over
    protocol with me. All they do is send off the stuff, they don't receive
    the results. A medical reviewer receives the results and reports them
    to the employer. If the results are positive, the potential employee
    (me) is contacted do I can show proof of valid prescriptions. THEN,
    when those are verified, the employer is contacted and says good to go.
    All in all should be done by W/Thurs.

    I've already received and accepted their job offer and filled out my
    new hire paperwork. I'm taking $1/hour paycut, but it's off my feet and
    much much closer to home (3.4 miles compared to 15.6). I start on 9/27,
    after a weekend off for the Christian Women's Fellowship Conference for
    the South Texas (Bluebonnet) Region. I'm soooooo excited! I'll be
    sitting down, taking calls in a call center, and
    selling/troubleshooting/customer service for Verizon
    cable/internet/phone customers. The hours kind of suck, either
    6am-2:30pm, or 3-11:30pm. The first six weeks is all training, M-F
    6-2:3opm. For seven weeks I will have the weekends off!! That hasn't
    happened in over two years. I'll be home every evening with my family
    as well. I want to push for a similar schedule once I'm finished with
    training.

    A very good friend of mine, my bunkmate at the conference, also works
    there. She's in another department, but it will be nice to have a
    smiling face I can trust.

    Thanks for asking! *hugs to all*
    --

    Ashley

    "Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar
    on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk
    and not be faint." ~ Isaiah 40:31


  7. #7
    Navy Guest

    Default Re: Drug Tests - UPDATE

    On 9/20/2010 7:36 AM, Ashley wrote:
    > I'm still waiting on the results from the lab, but they went over
    > protocol with me. All they do is send off the stuff, they don't receive
    > the results. A medical reviewer receives the results and reports them to
    > the employer. If the results are positive, the potential employee (me)
    > is contacted do I can show proof of valid prescriptions. THEN, when
    > those are verified, the employer is contacted and says good to go. All
    > in all should be done by W/Thurs.
    >
    > I've already received and accepted their job offer and filled out my new
    > hire paperwork. I'm taking $1/hour paycut, but it's off my feet and much
    > much closer to home (3.4 miles compared to 15.6). I start on 9/27, after
    > a weekend off for the Christian Women's Fellowship Conference for the
    > South Texas (Bluebonnet) Region. I'm soooooo excited! I'll be sitting
    > down, taking calls in a call center, and
    > selling/troubleshooting/customer service for Verizon
    > cable/internet/phone customers. The hours kind of suck, either
    > 6am-2:30pm, or 3-11:30pm. The first six weeks is all training, M-F
    > 6-2:3opm. For seven weeks I will have the weekends off!! That hasn't
    > happened in over two years. I'll be home every evening with my family as
    > well. I want to push for a similar schedule once I'm finished with
    > training.
    >
    > A very good friend of mine, my bunkmate at the conference, also works
    > there. She's in another department, but it will be nice to have a
    > smiling face I can trust.
    >
    > Thanks for asking! *hugs to all*

    Glad to hear it. That's good information for a lot of us still in the
    employment market. I am so glad you have a sitting down job. Be sure
    to take a walking break as often as you can. My Mom keeps on me about
    that. I get to sitting too long and then I am stiff when I get up.
    Good luck on the new job.

    --
    Navy remove the fish

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