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What’s the best way to decline a drug test when a client requires it? Do you respectfully decline working on the engagement for personal security?

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I’ve heard that you just decline the engagement if you don’t think you will pass the test. I wouldn’t outwardly say that’s why you are doing it, but it will be known. Obviously depends on the person you’re reporting to, but I’ve known people who have to turn down engagements and they are not judged or looked down on... it is just understood.

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A staff failed the drug test and that was way more humiliating to start and be pulled off. Definitely decline before that happens

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That doesn’t look good to the client or your employer that you won’t take a drug test. I’d make up another reason you don’t want to be on the engagement.

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OP DM me I have some advice for u

Personal security? What are your reasons for declining? I’d start with that.

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I had to have a hair sample taken. Do you think the client is involved in us gov at all? If so, they will likely go through with it as a part of onboarding

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Not government

Clients are not allowed to make you take a drug test per firm policy

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If.you eat poppy seeds you will test positive for opium
There are many ways to test false positive. Personally i would not subject myself to a test i would rather decine the engagement. Why? Because i have the right to do so and unless i am arrested for a crime my blood and urine are mine.

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I’m with this

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Cause my buddy’s smoked pot around me recently and I’m worried I might get flagged.

For an FYI, it's not as common but some companies drug test via hair instead of urine (as did my internship company). For guys it's worse for their hairdo, ladies can hide it because they'll take from above the neckline but it also means longer history can be tested.

Are you positive that they actually do a pee test? My client technically “demands” it but it has never been performed for any audit employees

I’m not 100% sure but I was on an email requesting someone line it up. Are you saying they might not go through with it?

I've had it scheduled but never done in 2 years now

Hopefully it’s the same situation

OP what you hiding??

*update - no drug test to date - engagement is scheduled 2 weeks from today and I took an at home one and I’m good. Luckily I didn’t listen to the half that said to incriminate myself and get myself kicked of the biggest client on my docket*

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