U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: Should people be required to submit to a drug screen before receiving unemployment benefits or welfa
Yes 118 65.19%
No 63 34.81%
Voters: 181. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-08-2011, 07:21 AM
 
24,843 posts, read 31,269,859 times
Reputation: 11428

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by AnUnidentifiedMale View Post
No - only if they also requiring testing for Social Security and Medicare benefits. We all pay for welfare and unemployment benefits through our taxes. There shouldn't be special penalties for people who are struggling through a difficult time in their life. If you pay for unemployment insurance, you should have a right to collect it when you need it - without government interference. Requiring drug testing by the government is way too 'Big Brother' for my tastes.
I pay dearly for my business insurece......

They say TEST.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-08-2011, 07:40 AM
 
19,216 posts, read 12,471,080 times
Reputation: 2337
Quote:
Originally Posted by Driller1 View Post
I pay dearly for my business insurece......

They say TEST.
Go without.

Save yourself some grief.

Be responsible for your actions.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-08-2011, 07:44 AM
 
24,843 posts, read 31,269,859 times
Reputation: 11428
Quote:
Originally Posted by ergohead View Post
Go without.

Save yourself some grief.

Be responsible for your actions.
Go without insurance?????
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-08-2011, 08:07 AM
 
19,216 posts, read 12,471,080 times
Reputation: 2337
Quote:
Originally Posted by Driller1 View Post
Go without insurance?????
Sure, there are drugs you can take to reduce your amygdala activity.

Live on the edge, it improves your balance.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-08-2011, 08:15 AM
 
24,843 posts, read 31,269,859 times
Reputation: 11428
Quote:
Originally Posted by ergohead View Post
Sure, there are drugs you can take to reduce your amygdala activity.

Live on the edge, it improves your balance.
What are you talking about?????

I have to have vehicle insurance to drive on the roads.

For some jobs I have to have liability.

Anyway, why would I put my customers at risk if I did not liability?????
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-08-2011, 08:16 AM
 
19,216 posts, read 12,471,080 times
Reputation: 2337
Quote:
Originally Posted by Driller1 View Post
What are you talking about?????

I have to have vehicle insurance to drive on the roads.

For some jobs I have to have liability.

Anyway, why would I put my customers at risk if I did not liability?????
Uninsured drivers are the safest drivers.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgVMMdOplHw
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-08-2011, 08:31 AM
 
24,843 posts, read 31,269,859 times
Reputation: 11428
You want me behind you with a well rig without insurece???
http://laibecorp.com/2000.pdf (broken link)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-08-2011, 08:36 AM
 
Location: US, California - federalist
2,795 posts, read 3,100,311 times
Reputation: 479
Quote:
Originally Posted by Driller1 View Post
I pay dearly for my business insurece......

They say TEST.
Unemployment compensation could keep people who routinely use drugs from having to apply for a job with you. Why would you want to test them if they may be less motivated or less efficient than someone who wants to work in your field?

If they are simply going to school or learning a new vocation, why should they require drug testing; feedback would be self-evident if they can't handle their favorite drugs.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-08-2011, 08:38 AM
 
24,843 posts, read 31,269,859 times
Reputation: 11428
Quote:
Originally Posted by danielpalos View Post
Unemployment compensation could keep people who routinely use drugs from having to apply for a job with you. Why would you want to test them if they may be less motivated or less efficient than someone who wants to work in your field?

If they are simply going to school or learning a new vocation, why should they require drug testing; feedback would be self-evident if they can't handle their favorite drugs.
It is my insurece and the DOT that makes the test rule.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-08-2011, 08:45 AM
 
Location: US, California - federalist
2,795 posts, read 3,100,311 times
Reputation: 479
Why would you have a problem with more motivated and potentially more efficient labor working for you and taking your drug test?

Unemployment compensation on the same at-will basis as employment relationships could make it less expensive for you by allowing people to "allocate themselves" more efficiently.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top