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    Default Has anyone had success with getting negative points thrown out?

    I have to appeal this week and I'm nervous. I was given points for admitting to smoking marijuana 10yrs ago and failed a employment drug test.

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    Do they have an appeal process in place???

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    Were you given a drug test recently, or both things 10 years ago? What kind of job do you have. I don't know what kind of points you are talking about. Love to help, need more info.

    In some jobs, you can tell them you have a problem and need help and they will set you up with counseling and give you another chance. That depends on where you live and what kind of job it is though.
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    Yes there is an appeal process. And no I haven't touched it since then. I failed the test when I was 18. They apply you negative points for every bad thing in your life from car accidents to credit. You can only get 10 and i went over that so I have to appeal. I work for a pop company currently. So I am 28 now, with a wife and daughter. I was a boy and now a man.

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    Jeez, its just freaking pot. People act like its the end of the world. just wait 5 more years and it will be legal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by enginecompany View Post
    Jeez, its just freaking pot. People act like its the end of the world. just wait 5 more years and it will be legal...
    I dont give a schit if it's cold medicine. It's an illegal narcotic, it's against the law, period. For every one applicant that comes up hot for a pre-hiring drug screen, there are 10 waiting who will come up clean that they will gladly hire over him.
    "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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    More then likely with this dept you will not win

    Keep testing if you want

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    I dont give a schit if it's cold medicine. It's an illegal narcotic, it's against the law, period. For every one applicant that comes up hot for a pre-hiring drug screen, there are 10 waiting who will come up clean that they will gladly hire over him.
    It is illegal, but it's not a narcotic. Looks bad compared to someone with a clean record. Still ridiculous it's held over your head 10 yrs later if you've been clean since then.

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    Goes to character!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Went with my attorney and the points were thrown out. Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinman1984 View Post
    Went with my attorney and the points were thrown out. Yes
    well step one out of the way, let us know what happens!!!!!

    sometimes stirring the kettle does not work out

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    The truth of the matter is everyone makes mistakes. The fact that it has been 10 years shows that you have gained life experience as you have aged.

    Everyone has broken a law, be it on purpose or on accident. Stuff happens, it is how you handle it.

    I don't want to meet the person that is perfect!

    I volunteer (not fire related) for a group. One of the big wigs is always preaching that bible and how you need it yet he turns around and cheats on his wife. He is currently getting divorced. Still carries around that bible because he is a better person then me because he is "saved'

    I don't mess around on my g/f, I am a mellow guy.

    Point being....so you smoked something (illegal) that grows from the ground TEN years ago. Show this department you have moved on!


    Good Luck

    Remember current and former US Presidents have all admitted to drug use, DUIs Hell, Senator Teddy KILLED Mary Jo and left her dead body in his car turned boat and reported it in the morning.... how long did he serve in Office after that??? like 30-40 years or something?
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    """Remember current and former US Presidents have all admitted to drug use, DUIs Hell, Senator Teddy KILLED Mary Jo and left her dead body in his car turned boat and reported it in the morning.... how long did he serve in Office after that??? like 30-40 years or something?"""


    Probably would not have passed the oral board at most fire depts

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