Drug testing for package handler or driver's helper

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Vilmatic, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. Vilmatic

    Vilmatic New Member

    I applied for package handler and driver's helper's... i was wondering if any of these positions require UA's...i've been clean now for 3 weeks... no more smoking the ganja,it get's old...time for a change in my life:thumbup1:

    any feedback would be great?
  2. Griff

    Griff Active Member

    They don't require it, even normal UPS drivers dont have to take one lol.
  3. 25yrvet

    25yrvet New Member

    Wish they did. I don't want to tolerate any of that & WON'T
  4. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    If it doesn't affect the way you do your job, it shouldn't matter.
  5. 25yrvet

    25yrvet New Member

    "Are you stoned or just act that way?"
    Never mind--The guy has been stoned so many times he acts that way all the time now.
  6. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    I agree. We sure wouldn't want to be able to go home, roll one up and relax (sarcasm intended).
    But it's okay if we go home, drink a pint of whiskey and beat the wife.
  7. thelus

    thelus Package Car Whipping Boy

    you think if they tested anyone in the hubs they would have any employies just make sure you dont come to work stoned or drunk and your fine ups doesnt have the right to tell you what you can do in your personal time
  8. jlphotog

    jlphotog Member

    No drug test required, which really surprised me when I went for my medical. Even the nurse thought it was strange.

    Just FYI, that crap stays in your system for as much as six weeks. So three weeks wouldn't do it if a drug test was required.
  9. CTOTH

    CTOTH Not retired, just tired

    Not always, depends on the individual, water intake so on and so forth. How healthy you are and stuff like that. I've passed in 10 days notice.

    UPS does not test. If they did, their part-time and half of their full-time workforce would not exist.
  10. teddyr

    teddyr New Member

    We would lose 85% of the employees in or bldg if they had to take a drug screen.
  11. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Drug testing shouldn't even be a topic to discuss......why in the hell would anyone even use drugs ???!!! :confused:1 :sad:
  12. hoser

    hoser Industrial Slob

    I'm suprised how much drug testing there is in the US, you go to a convienence store and they proudly post that their employees pass drug tests. Out of the 14 jobs I've had (including a summer job with customs), I never got a dope test.
  13. jlphotog

    jlphotog Member

    Not to start a war or cause any bad feelings, however, that is the reason I said "as much as" six weeks.
  14. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    My opinion-alcohol is far worse than weed.
  15. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    IMHO I think the term drugs is way too vague.Obviously pot is in a different category than cocaine,metamphetamines or LSD.
  16. terrymac

    terrymac New Member

    pre employment, post accident, resonable cause. Except feeder, random.
  17. hoser

    hoser Industrial Slob

    One goes directly through the lung, the other not so much.
    With moderate consumption, one leads to higher risk of lung cancer, the other no proven risk.
    One creates pretentious hippies that have all the ideas to make the world great but are too stupid, lazy, and visionless to do it. The other creates the leaders of this world.

    One is seen as non-addictive and not hazardous to drive under the influence, the other is framed as more harmful as weed...

    Or people who consume drugs like dexedrine who would show hits for amphetamines, and the privacy issue involved in telling the employer that they're on that prescription drug.
  18. CTOTH

    CTOTH Not retired, just tired

    The FDA released a statement about 2 months ago that despite the amount of tar and carcinogens in marijuana smoke, one is at no greater risk for lung cancer. In fact, the risk decreases due to a certain chemical in it. Not sure what exactly it is, as it has been some time since I read it. At any rate it is much less harmful than cigarettes and alcohol.

    As for your ignorant statement about hippies, it sounds like you might have meant liberals. People decide whether to be lazy or not, not a drug. Hippies aren't visionless, they have LSD. IE...They have plenty of visions. Stupidity wouldn't allow them to have the ideas to begin with. This we could argue for hours and get nowhere.
  19. MR_Vengeance

    MR_Vengeance United Parcel Survivor

    i know a guy who smoke it during his 15 minute break.
  20. dave_socal

    dave_socal PACKAGE/FEEDER

    Why would anyone use drugs? Hmmmmmmmmm. Ask your spouse!