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Old 01-15-2010, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Missouri
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I have had past employers test employees who had odd behavior. Frankly, I think they need to test a little more frequently at some companies.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:45 AM
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Stephen King, Stephen Gould, Carl Sagan, Richard Branson....

I guess we better ramp up this drug-testing and make sure unintelligent, lazy, individuals like these are unemployed.
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Old 01-16-2010, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I think that it is incredibly unfair for a business to attempt to control what an employee does outside of work. If a person's work is being affected because of drug use, then the person should be reprimanded for poor work performance. But random drug tests alone are ridiculous. Who cares what a person does outside of the workplace? They don't randomly test for alcohol use so I don't see why drugs are such a big deal. If a person's qualifications and personality were enough to land them the job and they're doing the work well, what does it matter if they spend their time on weekends doing whatever they consider to be recreation?

I wonder when people are going to wake up and see that they're being controlled by their jobs and other ridiculous societal demands. There is no longer a freedom of choice. Working for anyone other than yourself makes you, essentially, a slave.
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Old 01-16-2010, 04:27 PM
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I think that it is incredibly unfair for a business to attempt to control what an employee does outside of work. If a person's work is being affected because of drug use, then the person should be reprimanded for poor work performance. But random drug tests alone are ridiculous. Who cares what a person does outside of the workplace? They don't randomly test for alcohol use so I don't see why drugs are such a big deal. If a person's qualifications and personality were enough to land them the job and they're doing the work well, what does it matter if they spend their time on weekends doing whatever they consider to be recreation?

I wonder when people are going to wake up and see that they're being controlled by their jobs and other ridiculous societal demands. There is no longer a freedom of choice. Working for anyone other than yourself makes you, essentially, a slave.
This basically sums up my entire thoughts on the subject. Excellent post.
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