6 June 2003
Void where prohibited
Kim du Toit will not give you a sample:
P[ersonnel] A[sshole]: You'll need to visit the Company Nurse for a drug test.
Me: Why? I don't take drugs.
PA: It's policy. (Starting to sound familiar?)
Me: I don't see why I have to prove to you that I don't take drugs I've already told you I don't. Do you not trust your employees to tell the truth?
PA: It has nothing to do with trust. It's just policy.
Me: But that policy is based upon not believing someone, like me, when they tell you that they don't take drugs.
PA: I'm sorry, but it's just policy.
Me: Want to know my policy?
PA: What's that?
Me: I don't work for companies who don't trust their employees; who don't give them the benefit of the doubt; and who insist on this gross invasion of privacy.
PA: If you want to work for this company, you have to take a drug test.
Me: I think you misunderstood me I just told you I don't want to work for this company.
42nd and Treadmill routinely inflicts these things on all new hires, on the dubious basis that some of us may at some point be asked to drive a truck, but I suspect that anyone who's been here longer than a few weeks is getting a lot of prescriptions filled.
And sometimes without a prescription, even.