I know I am going to get reamed a new one but here goes - page 2
OK here goes...I am an LVN who for 3 weeks WAS NOT ON ASSIGMENT, NOT WORKING AT ALL.....I participated in some pot smoking. Yea, I know..let me have it..anywho...it will be a week ago since I last... Read More
Jan 27, '11You make me remember the 70's....LOL!
Anyway, I think it should be your private business too (although I do not partake) as long as you are not doing it before work.
If I were you I would do some serious internet research to find what the time line is for detection of it in blood and urine. Then I would call and let htem know i was out of town for a couple weeks and set the interview for a time when you knew you would be in the clear.
Hopefully someone in the know may PM you some scoop.
Compared to theives, child abusers, evil people and all the other crapsters out there you do not seem bad to me at all. Not one bit.
Just don't do it again when you want to work as a nurse though because you never know when you will be offered the opportunity to pee in a cup!
All the best and I will keep my fingers crossed for you.
Jan 27, '11Hate to say this but everybody makes their own bed and has to lay in it. If you choose to make it with thorns, you can only blame yourself for the discomfort you will suffer. If you really needed to be working then I would think you would be sure you were ready and able to work at any time. You made a poor choice and hopefully you will learn from this. I am not here to judge you. Making a poor choice does not make you a bad person, just a person who made a bad choice. We can't go back in time and change our mistakes but we can learn from them and hopefully you did. As far as if you should re-nig on this job.....that is a tough one. There is a chance after one week you could test negative. However THC is stored in the fat tissues so it is not an exact science. Some people can show positive for longer. You could buy and OTC test and see if it comes out negative. They sell them at the pharmacy. Beyond that I don't know what to tell ya.
Jan 27, '11Take a drug test before going in for an interview to see if it is clean. Some people can test positive for a month or two, some are 'clean' after just a week or two. Also, keep in mind that getting charged with possession of a drug could cause you to lose your license. Not judging, there are many, many nurses that use this drug. But if they get caught they might lose their license. Its just not worth it.
And drinking an excess amount of water does not help. I worked occupational health, and if the urine came back too dilute during a drug test we made the person come back for a re-test. And there is no real proof that it would help anyway--other than personal anecdotes that can't really be proven.
Jan 27, '11Closing this as giving advice to, "drink water", and advocating lying about "being out of town", is something allnurses.com does not wish to support.