I would be happy to have it mandatory to take a drug test regarding employment, along with Congress, Senate, and the House of Representatives taking the same test, and we the people must be made aware of the results, as they work for us, we are their Employers. Also, everyone on welfare and unemployment must be tested for drugs before receiving these benifits. If the above is not made mandatory, then we should all have reservations regarding being tested for drugs, don't you think????????????
No sweat folks. If your past employer has any human resource experiance they will simply reply on employment dates and if they would consider you for re hire. If they say no then its up to them to hire you or move on to the next. Uasually a collage grad who wont show up half the time.
why don't you let the new employer do his own research and find out for himself about his potential employee....then make up his own mind whether to hire or not. everyone has a right to work whether or not it could not work out at their last job,whatever the reason...which you do not really know !
Drug screens; reference checks; criminal background checks; dirver's license checks; cedit report checks; physicals; polygraphs tests; all this for a miserly paying job! It used to be you were hired, you'd go to work and do the job. Now, everyone is paranoid.Do you think Bill Gates has to have a "background check?" How about he criminal Wall Stret bankers? How about Warren Buffet? The common and average wage slave in this country is sliced, diced and gone over like the common criminal. That is your America folks. God Bless the poor.
I have come to this conclusion - if you are getting unemployment that means that you lost your job through no fault of your own. You did nothing wrong. A prospective employer should look at that and say "okay, no reference needed". If you lost your job and were denied unemployment, most likely you were a bad employee or you had a psychotic supervisor (like I did). I appealed and won, which means I was right. References are usually personal opinions, which can be skewed left and right. A company should just bite the bullet and hire someone and if they don't work out, hire somebody else. Companies are so paranoid about hiring the wrong person.
Wow, it's amazing how many people want to go on the attack and are so defensive about a comment I made. The article was giving the impression that a company/former boss must NEVER give a bad reference otherwise the former employee can sue. My point was about how unfare that is for a future employer looking into an employee they are considering hiring, and if all bad references can be sued over, then what good are they? Of course, yes, there are those unsavory employers who will unjustly give bad references because they were the ones who were bad, not the employee....but the article never specifically touched on that. THAT is a whole different story. Most of your assumptions about me were way off. I have never been upper management, or a corporate honcho. Most of the higher ups I've known have just been on a power trip. I find that most of the executives in a company are usually not as smart as their underlings, who usually work a lot harder and more hours they do. I was one of those underlings. I worked 12-14 hours days for no extra pay and after 12 years my job was outsourced to Texas. But I got a good reference because I busted butt to get my job done. And no I've never ever done drugs in my life. Way off on that one SMJ. It would be nice if people could comment back on here in a mature professional manner. Disagreements can be done in a civilized way, but maybe that's impossible for some of you people. My original "drugs" comment was due to the fact that the author wrote such a fragmented article.
Tess, it was well written. Corporate has it's own culture and structure. I've sat in the same seat as you. At times it feels like theTwilight Zone. So...some insight. The only reasons we are all on this planet are two. To learn and to love. P.S. I have been privy to witness over 5000 births, I have "toe tagged" about 50 patients, thankfully, on a different unit. People, patients, go out the same way they come in. (Free. No Stuff.) It's a wonderful lesson.
I had a good job for 6-1/2 years. My menopausal supervisor thought I did something against one of her stupid policies, so here I am on unemployment. I have found out that she now realizes she was wrong, but it doesn't matter. She'll never "lower" herself to apologize to me. I was originally denied unemployment because of what she wrote on the paperwork the DOL sent her. I filed an appeal and won, I think, because she chose not to participate in the hearing to "show evidence" that I did anything wrong. It's a horrible thing to happen to a good person, but I have spent too much energy worrying about it. If I have to sell my house and move in with my brother, so be it. At least I have options, not like some people.
Hey Fred, that's funny about your girlfriends and wives! References from a former employer are probably the last thing on my mind right now. I can't even get a response to any applications I have filed. It's sort of like winning the lottery right now. I'm not having any luck with that either!