View Poll Results: What should an employer be able to have an employee or potential employee submit to?

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  • Drug tests

    35 68.63%
  • Credit checks

    14 27.45%
  • microchip implants

    2 3.92%
  • perform sexual acts for job and or promotion

    11 21.57%
  • Criminal background checks

    37 72.55%
  • DNA tests

    3 5.88%
  • wiretapping of employee's personal phones or other communication devices

    2 3.92%
  • ankle bracelets on 24 hours a day to track where the employee goes.

    3 5.88%
  • A search of personal property of the employee's home.

    2 3.92%
  • other

    8 15.69%
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    Re: What should an employer be able to have an employee or potential employee submit

    Quote Originally Posted by Binary_Digit View Post
    If the position requires driving, do you also test for alcohol use? Why not? They might drive while drunk on the job.
    They also might come in and throw anthrax around the office, too, but I don't test for lab access. If I spot intoxication at work, their asses are out of here though.

    I mean, that's the exact same reasoning you use to justify drug testing isn't it?
    No, it isn't. I don't personally drug test unless I have a reason to do so. When I do have a reason, it's because of job performance issues that are already present, not because of what they might do.

    OMG they might get stoned on the job!1!11 So where's the test for alcohol use?
    Probably hanging out with the point of your posts somewhere...

    If you think you need to know whether they smoked a joint over a week ago, why wouldn't you need to know that they drank a 12-pack last weekend also??
    Not my concern if they drank alcohol as long as it isn't evident when they show up to work. I. DON'T. CARE. ABOUT. ALCOHOL. If the government isn't prohibiting it, neither am I.

    So what? It's not your job to enforce the laws. You might say you care about a perspective employee's respect for the law, but of course that goes out the window if you don't also check for driving violations (even if the position doesn't require driving). If you care about recreational habits but you don't care about other ways they break the law, you're a hypocrite. The point still stands.
    No, your point fails on so many levels it isn't even funny. It's my responsibility to enforce policies at work that make for a productive and safe envirionment. I don't care about recreational habits. I care about work habits. And if recreational habits cause issues at work, then it becomes my business.

    You've clearly never been responsible for running anything much larger than an ant farm.
    Last edited by jallman; 09-07-10 at 01:47 PM.

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    Re: What should an employer be able to have an employee or potential employee submit

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    No, it isn't. I don't personally drug test unless I have a reason to do so. When I do have a reason, it's because of job performance issues that are already present, not because of what they might do.
    Thank you. You seem to be more consistent than the employers I'm talking about - who drug test by default as if it actually means something, while ignoring the congruently intoxicating effects of recreational alcohol or the danger to society and blatant disregard for the law that is speeding.

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    Re: What should an employer be able to have an employee or potential employee submit

    What's wrong with having to give a good old fashioned hummer to get that promotion?

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    Re: What should an employer be able to have an employee or potential employee submit

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    What's wrong with having to give a good old fashioned hummer to get that promotion?
    If its another guy
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