07-13-2008, 11:06 PM #1
- Join Date
- May 2008
Past experimentation of drugs during the hiring process.
I was wondering who all has had trouble in the past during the hiring process with depts because of past drug use or experimentation. I have experemented with drugs in college never was a user, but I was denied by a department for even an interview because of my past use of pharm. drugs and some marijuana. I have not touched a drug in almost 2 years. I would just like to know if anyone has had the same problem and how to explain to depts. this was not a common thing.
07-14-2008, 12:49 AM #2
- Join Date
- Aug 2002
- San Francisco Bay Area
Extensive use does raise questions. If you admitted to experimenting with marijuana 200 times will certainly raise a red flag. Experimenting with cocaine or methamphetamine is much more serious. Many agencies will eliminate you for any use of these and using prescription drugs without a prescription.
Some agencies want to see 5 years drug free. Some like LA City go beyond 5 years._____________________________________________
"Nothing counts 'til you have the badge . . . Nothing!"
Fire "Captain Bob"
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)
By S1107487 in forum Hiring & Employment DiscussionReplies: 3Last Post: 01-01-2008, 02:11 PM
By BrianUSMC in forum New YorkReplies: 3Last Post: 01-25-2007, 11:38 PM
By Aces11 in forum Hiring & Employment DiscussionReplies: 3Last Post: 04-26-2006, 01:21 PM
By 19ddj78 in forum VirginiaReplies: 0Last Post: 07-01-2005, 04:47 PM
By bigpatitop in forum Hiring & Employment DiscussionReplies: 1Last Post: 03-08-2004, 07:48 PM