I gotta tell ya, I think it's a total violation to have to pee in a cup for an employer, or give a hair/saliva sample. Ugg.
I might also add upfront that I have nothing to hide..However, think for a sec all the nurses you know, or even yourself, that take prescription meds for anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, etc.
Do you really want your job to have that information? I know it's supposed to be confidential, but in the 15 yrs I've been working, everything is fodder for the rumor mills. The gossip is awful!
We know people judge us--there is a thread on the main forum about nurses with mental illness; the stigma can be awful, and I'd not volunteer that info unless it was absolutely necessary.
I see no reason for an employer to test people unless they have good reason.i.e.impairment, narcotics missing, all those red flags.Then absolutely.. as far as rumors---don't we have enough of that and the drama at work to last a lifetime??