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Does Tesla Require pre-employment drug testing for assembly line workers?

Does Tesla Require pre-employment drug testing for assembly line workers?

My buddy just got hired by tesla and said he was not drug tested. I have received a job offer from tesla contingent on a physical does it include a drug test? Thank You - Jake (from state farm)

Remnant | 15 dicembre 2014

Maybe they're doing it only "for cause".

Check whether your records have ever been associated with drug use, concern, interest, court case, advocacy, etc.

carlgo | 15 dicembre 2014

I forget.

EternalChampion | 15 dicembre 2014

Well. Now they will.

Mike83 | 15 dicembre 2014

I hope so.

petochok | 15 dicembre 2014

I'm fairly sure it is done at random to keep costs down. So stop by Starbucks on your way in, and get ready to walk in there to proudly fill the cup!
Is being able to pass the test an actual concern of yours? Not trying to make accusations, just thinking out loud :)

Brian H | 15 dicembre 2014

If you have to ask, ...

DTsea | 17 dicembre 2014

I hope so.

andy.connor.e | 20 maggio 2019

Expect that you will. People have to get drug tested to operate cash registers. I would only hope that someone operating heavy machinery, or perhaps being the person to build my Tesla is not doing so under the influence.

teslu3 | 20 maggio 2019

Oh. Do they test for alcohol use? I once worked for a "urine or you're out" company where some workers would come back drunk after lunch. I sent an email about how this policy violated the company's ethics guidelines. They fixed the problem by changing the ethics policy then threatened me to not say anything more or there would be serious repercussions. They started testing me for drugs every few months. They tested me again one morning after working for 24 hours straight: I told the nurse that she was doing this for political reasons, not medical. If it was for medical reasons they would be far more concerned about my performance with such lack of sleep than with identifying possible metabolites that are detectable for weeks after using a drug but do not affect performance.
They never tested me again.

EVRider | 20 maggio 2019

No one cares, except for the spammer who resurrected this thread from December 2014.

andy.connor.e | 20 maggio 2019

@teslu3

Ya thats why the whole idea of drug testing is stupid. No one is going to show up to work on drugs, but even people where i work have a couple beers with lunch. Its amazing to me that a company views that as appropriate, but if i wanted to consume some cannabis in my free time at home thats not ok. All it is, is political control over your life. The company doesnt care, its the social pressure that makes them have to care otherwise they will be viewed as a company that supports the use of drugs while on the job.

David N | 20 maggio 2019

Nancy Reagan’s campaign of “Just say no” is still valid today.
If you’re a drug user, assembly line work is most likely not in your best interest, the company’s or the other employees around you.
If your concern is due to a positive test due to medicinal use (pill form for various legitimate health issues), that concern would be best if accompanied by a written statement from your physician explaining the positive test.
Good luck

andy.connor.e | 20 maggio 2019

Unless they regularly test, best option is to just give your body a break and flush it out. Once you get hired, you can start recreationally again.

teslu3 | 20 maggio 2019

The emphasis should be on your on-the-job performance, not the miniscule remnants in your body that have no affect on your performance. It is in the best interest of a company and its workers to employ the best people including those who are politically incorrect. Monitor performance before considering drug use.

andy.connor.e | 20 maggio 2019

Probably not in the companies best interest to hire someone who does cocaine regularly.

super-hormiga2010 | 20 maggio 2019

Hey buddies, I was wondering if anyone of you know Elon Musk`s number. I want to contact him for a scholar interview. Thank you

jimglas | 20 maggio 2019

Try his twitter acct

brainstorm.21 | 24 maggio 2019

Why do you ask it?) Do you have any problems with drugs?) Even if it's so, you could pass it with fake urine. Read more about this way here ( https://www.lpath.com/best-synthetic-urine-kit-reviews/ ). Personally, I've never used drugs, but my friend - yes, that's why he knows what methods really work, and what don't work. He said, that this method helped him a lot, and if you, buddy, have any problems with drugs, you may pass it with no problems ;)

David N | 25 maggio 2019

There’s a reason why companies want drug tests done.
In regards to previous post about faking a urine test, Instead of cheating and lying to get employment consider giving up the drug attraction and set yourself free from that nasty stuff.

rxlawdude | 25 maggio 2019

California has a pending bill that will make possession of drug masking products illegal.

That said, testing for cannabis is extremely prejudicial because it proves nothing other than use in the last month. It is not indicative of intoxication.

David N | 13 settembre 2019

“Does Tesla Require pre-employment drug testing for assembly line workers?”

That explains the early poor assembly issues.

reed_lewis | 13 settembre 2019

The SPAM above from authentickratom321 says "If you are going to purchase tesla you must go for an drug test." You mean I need to do a drug test even for a purchase? Wow, they are strict!

Uncle Paul | 15 settembre 2019

Problem with most drug and alcohol use is that it impairs the judgement and motivation of the users. On drugs, they do not perform as well as they probably did when they were interviewed.

I ran into a catch 22 when I had workers come into work drunk or high. I was unable to fire them or send them home as they were covered by disability laws, but also not be able to allow them to work as they would endanger other workers and put out suspect goods.

Every case was unique, and had to be handled with great care to minimize the negative effects of their intoxication. Sometimes a break and couple cups of coffee, other times a talking session. Sometimes I would just put them in a menial job until they were better able to return to their stations.

Challenging position for an employer to resolve, but it is the reality of our workforce.

Used to joke that I could not implement random drug tests as would lose some of my best employees. Some employees handled their recreational drug use better than others.

Uncle Paul | 15 settembre 2019

Problem with most drug and alcohol use is that it impairs the judgement and motivation of the users. On drugs, they do not perform as well as they probably did when they were interviewed.

I ran into a catch 22 when I had workers come into work drunk or high. I was unable to fire them or send them home as they were covered by disability laws, but also not be able to allow them to work as they would endanger other workers and put out suspect goods.

Every case was unique, and had to be handled with great care to minimize the negative effects of their intoxication. Sometimes a break and couple cups of coffee, other times a talking session. Sometimes I would just put them in a menial job until they were better able to return to their stations.

Challenging position for an employer to resolve, but it is the reality of our workforce.

Used to joke that I could not implement random drug tests as would lose some of my best employees. Some employees handled their recreational drug use better than others.

Uncle Paul | 15 settembre 2019

OOPs...double post. Gotta check my meds.

rxlawdude | 15 settembre 2019

The problem with THC urine screening is it detects a metabolite that can remain in fat cells for >30 days (more like 7-10 days for a single use). This makes it unique among the other drugs tested for, in that those are detected at the outside around 3 days, and some within 24 hours.
Testing positive for a THC urine test does not necessarily indicate intoxication, whereas the other drugs, when detected, have a much higher (sorry) probability of very recent use.

Same issue with a DUI stop - positive urine <> impairment. Thus, IMHO a logical step for enforcement is to develop and use a performance test that, barring a medical reason, sober folks pass 95%+ of the time and those impaired fail 95%+ of the time. Can be used to test for impairment regardless of suspected substance.

That said, the standard SAMHSA panel includes THC.

jimglas | 16 settembre 2019

Where I work in Colorado, although drug screening tests for THC, discovery is not grounds for dismissal. Its just a vastigial test from an older time before THC was decriminalized.

sbeggs | 17 dicembre 2019

Asking for a friend?

BadgerErickson | 17 dicembre 2019

Necro....

black_w34 | 22 dicembre 2019

I can’t tell you very precisely, but I know, but my cousin wanted to get a job at the Tesla warehouse three years ago and was forced to take a drug test. As it turned out, the administration was buying special tests to determine the presence of drugs in saliva from the website: https://testcountry.com/pages/saliva-drug-test and checks the majority of its employees for drugs, as this is a very responsible job. So the likelihood that you will be tested for drugs is very high, but if you have not used drugs, then you have nothing to fear.

andy.connor.e | 22 dicembre 2019

Assume everytime you will be tested. You cannot expect to do drugs and operate heavy machinery or drive vehicles. Whether or not you realize it, when you are on the job and under the influence at all, the company you work for is liable for your mistake, not the employee.

rxlawdude | 4 gennaio 2020

@fern, FLAGGED. Not only for the bogus link, but a totally illogical, non sequitur of a story.

nukequazar | 4 gennaio 2020

They clearly don’t for the C-suite.

brealist123 | 20 gennaio 2020

I once worked for a "urine or you're out" company where some workers would come back drunk after lunch. I sent an email about how this policy violated the company's ethics guidelines. They fixed the problem by changing the ethics policy then threatened me to not say anything more or there would be serious repercussions.

They started testing me for drugs every few months. They tested me again one morning after working for 24 hours straight: I told the nurse that she was doing this for political reasons, not medical.

If it was for medical reasons they would be far more concerned about my performance with such lack of sleep than with identifying possible metabolites that are detectable for weeks after using a drug but do not affect performance.

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kozakor | 22 gennaio 2020

I think it's important.

Cybertruckee | 22 gennaio 2020

If you have to ask, they have a probable cause to subject you. But there is the Elon Musk is doing it too defense in case yours come out positive.

FISHEV | 25 aprile 2020

"Elon Musk Smoking Joe Rogan's Weed Somehow Ended Up Costing Taxpayers $5 Million'"

https://gizmodo.com/elon-musk-smoking-joe-rogans-weed-somehow-ended-up-c...

Only executives can smoke marijuana and have other drug issues. Tesla is no different.

brealist123 | 9 maggio 2020

Maybe they're doing it only "for cause".

Check whether your records have ever been associated with drug use, concern, interest, court case, advocacy, etc.

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andy.connor.e | 9 maggio 2020

Apparently some with a cranial rectus believe that when something is legal, they can define it as a drug problem. Humans forget alcohol is a legal drug. Coffee as well.

andy.connor.e | 9 maggio 2020

Hey FISHEV, did you notice the whisky both Joe and Elon were drinking during both of their podcasts? What a bunch of alcoholics!

jimglas | 9 maggio 2020

I admit it
I am a caffeine addict

andy.connor.e | 9 maggio 2020

me too. i try every now and then to give it up so i can actually operate without a dependency to wake up. its brutal, and typically doesnt last long

TabascoGuy | 9 maggio 2020

Switch to whisky.

jimglas | 9 maggio 2020

I dont think the whiskey would help me get up in the morning
But I could give it a try

andy.connor.e | 9 maggio 2020

Whisky in the morning would probably allow me to get more sleep to overcome the coffee. But getting to work would be tough.

TabascoGuy | 9 maggio 2020

You have to really commit to it.

TabascoGuy | 9 maggio 2020

The only downside is the sidewalk keeps hitting me in the face.

andy.connor.e | 9 maggio 2020

then it hit me, i havent had to drive to work in 6 weeks

andy.connor.e | 9 maggio 2020

What if we added a shot of espresso to the whisky. *mind blown*

jimglas | 9 maggio 2020

Or just a shot of coffee liquor

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