drug test

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Loucardsfan21, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. Loucardsfan21

    Loucardsfan21 New Member

    I was a rehire from seasonal employment and was in the new training class and the manager thought I was under the influence which I was not. I did have drugs in my system though. The manager sent hr over to drug test me and I did. I was wondering what would happen next? Do I go into work monday unless I get a call from hr? Will I be fired? I just want the best advice to prevent getting fired since im not protected by the union. Any advice? Should I admit to having a drug problem and seek treatment to keep my job? Please help
  2. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Just worried about last nights doobie?
  3. Package_Donkey14

    Package_Donkey14 milk was a bad choice

    How are you not under the influence with drugs in your system?
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  4. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    I believe the contract allows for a certain amount of drugs in your system. Not sure of the amounts or how that works(doesn't concern myself)but there is specifics in the contract to this.
  5. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    If you're scheduled to report to work, report to work. Again... unless you've been told not to report to work, or if you receive a call before your shift informing you not to report to work, report to work.

    You're within your probationary period. UPS does not need to provide a reason to terminate your employment... in fact, they very rarely formally terminate probationary employees. Instead, they just stop scheduling them to report to work.

    You could certainly try to plead that you need help for a drug problem -- it never hurts to try. Maybe management is empathetic toward your situation.

    But let's be realistic: management thought you were under the influence of drugs while on the clock and ordered a drug test. Even if you were a senior employee... it's usually too late at this point. Quite frankly, I'm surprised a new hire was given a drug test, instead of just never being called back into work. Unless your management team is really empathetic...

    You're done. It's time to move on.
  6. Loucardsfan21

    Loucardsfan21 New Member

    How do I know if they stop scheduling me for work? Who should I call/talk to about this issue from ups

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  7. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Just go to work tomorrow and see what they say , don't make it more of an issue then it is unless you know you didn't pass the test
  8. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    The simplest way to avoid this is, dont. They can check my urine, hair, blood whatever they want and its a great feeling to know, Im safe. Now when I retire, I might go buy a truckload of weed, which stays in your system, with no effect, for 30 + days, It is enough to get fired for, it is still now illegal, in most states, so do not. Simple, want to work, dont do drugs. As for who to call I would have my BA there to help me through the mess. I would show up, early, well groomed, and hope for the best.
  9. Loucardsfan21

    Loucardsfan21 New Member

    I am 99 percent sure I failed the drug test

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  10. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Just say no
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  11. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    There's no need for you to call - it's beyond your control.

    If this just happened Friday, management may not have the results available until after your shift's been completed tomorrow.

    You may be informally terminated, in which you'll receive a phone call, or be told when you report to work (beginning or end), not to report again until you're called to do so. Maybe they'll just leave it at 'not to report again.'

    You may be slightly more formally terminated, in which you're brought into the office, explained to that management suspected you were under the influence and that you subsequently failed a drug test - thus, your employment is being terminated.

    They may also tell you over the phone that you failed your drug test and not to report to work again.

    IF management desires for you to continue your employment, you'll be given an opportunity to plead for your job. But there's nobody to call and plead to -- they ordered a drug test, you failed it, they don't care.
  12. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Well with that said , go to work when you are supposed to and see what is going to happen to you
  13. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I agree
  14. Loucardsfan21

    Loucardsfan21 New Member

    Will they give me a call ahead or no?

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  15. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    They might they might not. Be prepared t show up. We hope you are worried over Nothing
  16. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Dude listen go to work like you are supposed to unless they call you
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  17. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut This Is The Last Stop

    I'm pretty sure by law a medical review officer has to call you to discuss your results if you fail.
  18. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    First things first. If you were removed from duty for a drug test because you reported to work "under the influence" ( no matter what levels), then you are removed until you are directed to report. I am sure they told you this at the doctors office. There is NO WAY they wouldnt. You have to sign documents during the test.

    Second, regardless of the level of drugs, let me be the first to say that YOU DONT BELONG at UPS if you are a drug user of any kind. Peoples lives depend on the sober actions of their fellow workers and the last thing anyone needs is a "loaded" guy handling the belt system, or a package car, or a forklift.

    Personally, I hope you fail and get walked out permanately. I cant stand drug users.

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  19. Loucardsfan21

    Loucardsfan21 New Member

    Pretty much hr pulled me out and told me to pee in a cup than leave

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  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Go to work tomorrow but don't be surprised if they send you right back home----permanently.