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    • Cosm0
    • By Cosm0 8th Feb 16, 10:30 PM
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    Positive drug test - poppy seeds!!! beware!!
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    • 8th Feb 16, 10:30 PM
    Positive drug test - poppy seeds!!! beware!! 8th Feb 16 at 10:30 PM
    Hi there.
    This morning done urine drug test by employers request. Drug test screening for Urine test drug came out positive for opiates (COM). I have done it twice in the presence of employer.
    To my shame and frustration both time drug test came positive for opiates, despite I have done another drug test Friday, 5th February (three days ago) and it came out all negative. Of course, because I never ever tried a drugs. I spent half day for doctors and wasted 120 for doctors -no one seems to know a cause until I accidentally saw a white bloomer from Morrison shopping centre in my kitchen. Hell, I had a breakfast just before drug test containing four large slices!! I googled poppy seed opiates and found that poppy seeds providing large amounts of morphine in urine and causing positive for opiates. Sorted! printed some info and booked (again!!) visit to local GP. This time I took evidence: info from Wikipedia. This time doctor was more softer and wrote down letter saying positive opiate test was possibly indicated by poppy seeds, as patient believes it.
    I am going tomorrow with this letter to employer (agency). Can I still apply for a job and drug test on the same company? Or it is over?
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    • kaya
    • By kaya 7th Sep 17, 3:46 PM
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    so for next time, just say you had toothache and brought some over the counter co-codamol from boots
    • RichardD1970
    • By RichardD1970 7th Sep 17, 3:47 PM
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    What type of job is it that requires drug testing? I find this general creep towards employers sticking their nose into employee's private lives quite concerning. I can't really see the justification for drug testing unless perhaps you are doing a safety critical job like a pilot or surgeon, but even then without reasonable suspicion it hardly seems proportionate.
    Originally posted by SomeRandomGuy
    Also to add to the already posted lists, how about any factory job where machinery is used?

    The company I work for drug test all candidates, not only for work heath and safety concerns but also, as we build cars, the safety of the customer doing 70 (ish ) down the motorway in their 2 tonne lump of metal.

    I believe that we can be randomly drug/alcohol tested but have never known it happen.

    It is even stricter for the agency forklift truck drivers, who, if they have even the most minor of incidents are immediately drug and alcohol tested and not allowed back on the trucks until they have had a driving re-test.
    • Wookey
    • By Wookey 7th Sep 17, 3:52 PM
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    Walter White is about to return in a new TV series called..............Breaking Bread
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    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 7th Sep 17, 4:18 PM
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    This is an 18 month old thread resurrected by a would-be spammer, any advice to the OP is likely to be well past it's sell by date.
    • TyreLever
    • By TyreLever 7th Sep 17, 5:29 PM
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    This is an 18 month old thread resurrected by a would-be spammer, any advice to the OP is likely to be well past it's sell by date.
    Originally posted by agrinnall

    Yeah I know, but when googling for advice, old forum threads are typically the most useful results. Sometimes I can find an answer in a 5+ year old thread I stumbled across in a web search. Any contribution, even after a significant amount of time has the potential to be useful. If old threads were really that useless, why would websites bother keeping them? Some websites do lock them after a while of inactivity.
    Sometimes my advice may not be great, but I'm not perfect and I do try my best. Please take this into account.
    • Samsung_Note2
    • By Samsung_Note2 7th Sep 17, 10:12 PM
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    I dont know what the OP is worried about...i inject at work.
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