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  • #16
    Re: Random drug testing in Texas

    You do not have the right to endanger others with your habits. Our governments and employers make rules to protect the people in general or the companies assets. That is not abusive and is no different than one driving drunk, high or exhausted and having an accident due to that. I must deal with the issue daily. Staying home, even when I have things that must be done.
    Due to a recent promotion, I should now be referred to as Major Obvious.

    I would not be trying to provide information and knowledge if I did not sympathize.

    Some days it is just not worth chewing through the restraints to face life.

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    • #17
      Re: Random drug testing in Texas

      You are silly. I too am facing possible termination for a random at work and I've been there for 17 years, and constantly bring in side work to print at a GROWING newspaper in south Texas. Now simply for smoking a little bud on my birthday with a buddy who I've not seen in 9 years, and not having touched it in about 14 years, I'm going to lose my job. where the hell is a newspaper pressman supposed to go in this market to find work at my age? I simply don't buy the " you were dirty so you got fired " bull****, what I do on my private property while I'm "off the clock" if you will, is NONE of anyone's business unless I choose to make it their business. now randomly testing someone and firing them while you are trying to grow and hire in 3 more people as it is seems to be counter productive. not to mention the fact that he told me to work tonight anyways even after telling him flat out before leaving to take the test that I would not pass. Seems to me that if I'm such a problem or a liability since I will test positive for THC, he wouldn't want me to be anywhere near a press, wouldn't you think?

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      • #18
        Re: Random drug testing in Texas

        Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
        You are silly. I too am facing possible termination for a random at work and I've been there for 17 years, and constantly bring in side work to print at a GROWING newspaper in south Texas. Now simply for smoking a little bud on my birthday with a buddy who I've not seen in 9 years, and not having touched it in about 14 years, I'm going to lose my job. where the hell is a newspaper pressman supposed to go in this market to find work at my age? I simply don't buy the " you were dirty so you got fired " bull****, what I do on my private property while I'm "off the clock" if you will, is NONE of anyone's business unless I choose to make it their business. now randomly testing someone and firing them while you are trying to grow and hire in 3 more people as it is seems to be counter productive. not to mention the fact that he told me to work tonight anyways even after telling him flat out before leaving to take the test that I would not pass. Seems to me that if I'm such a problem or a liability since I will test positive for THC, he wouldn't want me to be anywhere near a press, wouldn't you think?
        Yes, with what is happening to the news print industry, a pressman's job will soon go the way of the buggy whip man's.

        A pressman might consider relocating to one of the states where smoking pot is legal and their economy is healthy. Washington State, Colorado are two that come to mind.
        And consider a career change. In the long run getting fired from your pressman's job may have done you a favor.

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        • #19
          Re: Random drug testing in Texas

          You did make it their business, when you appeared for work with MJ in your system.
          Due to a recent promotion, I should now be referred to as Major Obvious.

          I would not be trying to provide information and knowledge if I did not sympathize.

          Some days it is just not worth chewing through the restraints to face life.

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          • #20
            Re: Random drug testing in Texas

            Current custody dispute is causing me to become a victim of Virginia's drug war policies. I'm seeking alternative means of obtaining medically prescribed cannabis in hopes that it will invalidate court ordered drug testing. I know that this is a longshot but I suffer from SIBO/chronic IBS, ASD, and bipolar disorder. Cannabis helps me eat properly, sleep properly, function properly (I support my 2 daughters and fiancee as full time 1099 pharmacy courier). Without this miraculous medicine basic daily tasks become a gutwrenching struggle. There is a loophole in the law that allows controlled substances that are medically prescribed and my hope is to somehow obtain an out of state prescription so that I can avoid further victimization. Damned if I do, damned if I don't. Wish me luck.

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