my recruiter asked me, "when will u get the drug test? i said "well there's no excuse not to drive somewhere right now, just to pee, so tell me where to go and I will drive there provided they are opened for as long as it takes me to drive there."
she pulled up the website & put in my area & gave me a few to choose from, i told her which was closer and she gave me that address.
she ALSO told me it was between me and another nurse who two days had gone by and the other nurse still hadn't had her urine test yet. I said "well they either don't want this job & they are waiting on another job that they want more, or they aren't "ready" to take the drug test. I hope that you'll take this into consideration and just go ahead and hire me!"
I went immediately and took the test, I also emailed her to let her know it was "done".
Within an hour of that email. I received a call from the the person who does the scheduling on that floor, they said to me "I am taking the liberty to add you to next months schedule for orientation, tell me if these days are good for you'"
There is ALWAYS 30 minutes to one hour, to get this stuff done ASAP.
Fortunately and unfortunately once we are state Licensed we are "Professionals" and as such we are held to a high standard. A cashier can wait until the 2nd day to obtain her drug testing, a Professionally Licensed person must demonstrate his/her professionalism by obtaining it ASAP.
Think of it this way, you have two guys who supposedly want to date you.
With all other things being equal among the two guys, there is one guy who always answers your texts in a timely matter, who arrives on time, who calls you back in a timely manner and who does what you have said is important to you in a timely manner.
You are stranded somewhere waiting for these guys to call you about a ride home. One is in a hospital with his sister who is surrounded with nurses and techs, but he won't leave for one hour to show you that you are important to him too. The other guy will take care of his family needs AND give you a ride home. Who will be your choice in the future?