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Old 12-20-2014, 10:17 PM
 
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Hi, i was hired on with Hooters and i wanted to know if anyone knew how far back they go for the hair test, i was told 90 days does that sound about right? I am just a little bit nervous because i took a few hits of some weed, over one weekend, and did one or 2 lines of cocaine, i am not a user, this was just a random thing that happen after a Birthday weekend for a friend of mine! I would like if we keep comments relevant to my question, because i know it should have never happen..do u guys think i have a good chance still at the job that was offered to me!?
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Old 12-21-2014, 08:12 AM
 
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90 days sounds about right. Do you think you think you will ever use again?
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Old 12-21-2014, 02:28 PM
 
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i think it's time to get new friends.....
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Old 12-22-2014, 07:41 PM
 
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If it was in the last 90 days the cocaine and THC will both be a problem. Both of those drugs are easily detectible in hair samples. They will generally take 1-1/2 inches of hair as a sample. Every 1/2 inch represents about one month. If it has been over 90 days you have nothing much to worry about.
Some people will say that if you get a haircut before going for the specimen collection then they will not be able to detect drug use. However, the lab is trained to collect a specimen from close to your scalp, most likely along your neck so that the rest of your hair covers the little area that is snipped.
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Old 12-23-2014, 08:14 AM
 
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If it was in the last 90 days the cocaine and THC will both be a problem. Both of those drugs are easily detectible in hair samples. They will generally take 1-1/2 inches of hair as a sample. Every 1/2 inch represents about one month. If it has been over 90 days you have nothing much to worry about.
Some people will say that if you get a haircut before going for the specimen collection then they will not be able to detect drug use. However, the lab is trained to collect a specimen from close to your scalp, most likely along your neck so that the rest of your hair covers the little area that is snipped.
I would assume that getting a haircut would be ineffectual, as the newest hair growth is at the scalp. I'm also assuming that cutting 1 1/2" (depending on hair length) would do nothing, as well, as, if you're hair is 12" long, they're getting hair from Q1 of this year.. am I on the right track?
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Old 12-23-2014, 09:07 AM
 
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I don't know why, but this struck me as funny. Hooters, where they have barely-clothed women serve copious amounts of beer & liquor to people who then drive, has such a stick up their butt about drug use that they do a hair test? Isn't that kind of hypocritical?
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Old 12-24-2014, 05:53 PM
 
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They take cuttings from close to the scalp and they should not keep any more than 1 1/2" in length. If you are bald they take pubic hair. I have heard people claim they can 'beat' the test by bleaching their hair, but I sort of doubt it.
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Old 12-25-2014, 10:11 AM
 
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Bleaching does not do anything but adulterate the test and it will be reported as such to the employer. If you have to adulterate a test most employers will gather that you have something to hide. Since there is a large pool of applicants, I'm pretty sure they have others to choose from. Cutting your hair really short is an option, but there are other places besides your head to get hair samples from.
My experience in a medical lab in Reno is that 9 out of 10 samples will not pass a drug screen whether it be urine, blood, or hair samples. It was this way 30 years ago and remains the same today. If you are using recreational drugs then you need to find some of the many employers who do not utilize drug screening as part of the employment process.
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