Failed 2nd pre-employment screening-on topic

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by booboo, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. booboo

    booboo New Member

    I worked at UPS as seasonal temp help last christmas during my senior year of high school. I reapplied after graduation for part-time package handler. I was told during the interview I wouldn't need to take another drug test due to previous results. But about a week later I received a call from someone at the interview center, they told me that I did in fact need to take another drug test. Normally, this wouldn't be a problem, but this was a week after my graduation and I had smoked pot once at a graduation party, and I was seriously shocked when I failed the test. Does anyone know UPS's policy on this? Is there anyone I can call and talk to?
     
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    UPS will not look at THC unless the levels are off the chart for a non-driving position.
    Benzos or cocaine might get their attention.

    Here is a site that discusses how long marijuana stays in your system and common measurement thresholds.
    How Long Does THC Stay in Your System?
     
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  3. booboo

    booboo New Member

    would my prescribed ADHD medication possibly cause failed test? They didn't even tell me what I was positive for, lab corp just called and said I failed the test???
     
  4. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    hey booboo, stay off the f* weed, and drink Bud heavies

    you're welcome
     
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  5. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    I smoked pot, is that ok?

    WTF, Do you think it's OK?
     
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  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Yes, if you are not a driver or operating heavy machinery.
    Or around hazardous areas like moving belts.
    But probably 50% of P/T UPSers ingest cannabis once a week.
     
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  7. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    So we should give these MF's a pass, because they don't drive?
     
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  8. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    What are you really upset about?

    Honestly...
     
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  9. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    Since when?
     
  10. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    My advice is quit doing drugs and find another job.
     
  11. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    It's legal here
     
  12. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    F*ing slackards
     
  13. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    Or maybe we shouldn't violate people's privacy by doing drug tests in the first place.
    I didn't even know we had started drug testing part timers.....
     
  14. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    That is a highly-probable scenario in many locations.
    It is hard to get P/Timers in some locations.
    Remove that disqualification and you may double your acceptance rate from interviews.

    Mostly, it's a business decision that does not include your opinions which are limited by your life experiences.
     
  15. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    Yes. And they ask you what medicine you take before you are tested it's part of the paperwork you sign. The MRO (medical review officer) who was legally required to contact you would be the person to ask that question. I'm starting to think this whole story is BS.
     
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  16. booboo

    booboo New Member

    Not BS, I was never contact by any medical review officer. just employee from lab corp call to say my drug test was positive. And no one asked me about any meds I take before the test. I take Vyvance, I know it's controlled because of hoops I have to jump through to get it every month.
    And Billy Ray, you must be exhausted. Takes a lot of energy to be that angry all the time.
     
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  17. booboo

    booboo New Member

    Your right, UPS was just a part time job for me to help pay for college, I'm not ambitious like you. I only aspire to be a perfusionist (google it), I hear it's a great profession for slackers and pot heads. Hey, we might actually meet some day if you don't get your anger issues under control. Goodnight Billy Ray
     
  18. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    Well ya then you would fail a test for amphetamines if you didn't tell anyone you took it. You probably failed for the weed you smoked too though. The person who contacted you was probably the MRO whether you realized it or not.
     
  19. booboo

    booboo New Member

    I just assumed the positive test was from the pot at the party, didn't even occur to me it could be vyvance. Is there someone who I can contact to protest the drug test, or at least find out if it was for a prescribed medication??
     
  20. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

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