Sort observation. If I have medical marijuana card will I be refused employment?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by ismedicalmarijuanaallowed, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. Good evening I have been job searching for months and have finally found an opening nearby for a fedex package handler!!!
    I am going to be calling to schedule a sort observation and when they ask me about the drug testing I am going to be honest and tell them I have a legal medical marijuana recommendation from my doctor. I have no medical necessity to use during work hours. I partake maybe once a month, if that! I am worried as I have read online places like this will refuse employment if you are honest about this..

    Have any of you been honest and then refused employment? Received employment?
    Thank you greatly for your time
  2. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    My guess is you won't be hired.
  3. Wow well thank you for your response
  4. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    That's gonna hurt your chances just about anywhere you apply.

    Best bet is to ask your doctor for some of form of medication.

    Good luck.

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Or find a job that doesn't drug test.
  6. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Or stop being a stoner.
  7. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    I don't think any of our package handlers would pass a drug test.
  8. BulkRoute

    BulkRoute New Member

    Stop smoking weed for three to four weeks and apply for the job. Continue with your "medication" after your hired. I doubt half my old station would pass a drug test.
  9. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    Sell the card and stop smoking weed. If you tell them, I doubt you'll be hired. If you don't and test positive, you definitely won't be hired.
  10. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    FedEx is a Zero Tolerance company, unfortunately medical needed or not. Of course the won't tell you that because it might be
  11. thank you guys for your time and advice! i will not support a company like this then..
    i will continue on my search for a job at Whole Foods, a company who provides health insurance for such a card and treats their employees a million times better.
    thank you guys again good luck out there
  12. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Wise decision there.
  13. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    Good luck brotha.
    You are making the right decision.
  14. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    I'll echo what the others choice. Even if you were to get hired at Express, they could always use your pot use against you and terminate you at any time under their "drug free" policies, which as others have pointed out, are a joke.
  15. Yeah, lets rely on opiate based pain killers and anti depressants for everything... Much more reliable than a low or even non addictive drug with no side effects.

    Bro, what is your card for? If it's for a physical condition, being a PH will kill you. If it's for mental, PTSD, etc, you should be okay. If you tell them, they won't hire you. If you don't tell them and you test positive for THC, they will probably fire you, card or not. As evidenced by people in this post and by companies like FedEx, there is still a huge stigma with people smoking weed, even if it's for pain. I'd say to not say anything, then not smoke for a bit before the hiring process. I'm not sure how they do testing for PH's once you're hired. Even if you get fired from FedEx as a PH, it's a blessing. Maybe you'd have a nice lawsuit. How is it different than someone getting fired for taking vicodin?
  16. Whole foods, much better choice. You should go do a "ride along" or some type of observation if you can, knowing you won't hire on. In the middle of the day, light up a dooby and then show them your card. Don't do it if its illegal of course.
  17. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Did anyone make that argument? A little touchy about weed?
  18. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    I got a buddy who works for whole foods. Their a good strong growing company. Id def look into that and pursue that route. He travels alot setting up new stores. He loves it and they take good care of their employees.
  19. Educated Badger

    Educated Badger New Member

    Dont worry about this guy. He probably still believes in reefer madness. But thanks for speaking the truth. It cant be said enough. Alcohol and prescription drugs have ruined a lot of lives.
  20. Yes. Im trying to get a medical marijuana card for my condition. I suffer from obesity.