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Why is my new job giving me a drug and ALCOHOL test?

It is on Tuesday morning, can drinking Monday night affect that test, how about drinking Sunday? Are they just testing to see if I go to the test drunk?? It does not make too much sense to me.

Asked By: Fire Halo - 6/22/2006
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Levels that are "tested" in both urine and blood tests can stay in your system for up to 21 days. Most employers test for these like a previous person said to see about predictive behaviour. Sick days/personal days are very expensive to an employer and they try to avoid them as much as possible.
Answered By: PlainLana - 6/22/2006
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Yes can affect it and most jobs do now days
Answered By: jchas64651 - 6/22/2006
 
they just want to make sure that you`re not a junkie or a daily drinker.
Answered By: kimius900 - 6/22/2006
 
They want to see if you have abusive behavior which can affect your effectiveness on the job.Do you want a druggie, or a boozer on your working staff?
Answered By: pathfinder - 6/22/2006
 
I think they want to ensure they are not employing someone who will reflect badly on the organisation i.e. someone who binge drinks or takes drugs.
Answered By: Trenn - 6/22/2006
 
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