Will I have to take a drug test?
March 12, 2011 1:31 PM Subscribe
I'm unemployed and living in Philadelphia. I'd like to get an idea of how likely it is that I will have to pass a drug test in order to get a job.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (17 answers total)
I am four years out of college and have a Bachelor's degree in creative writing and music composition. My last job was as a marketing manager for a healthcare company and did not require a drug test. I'm currently looking for jobs in the copywriting/editing/marketing/PR fields.
I recently interviewed for a technical writing position through a staffing agency and was told midway through the interview that employment was contingent on passing a drug test. I use marijuana regularly. To the extent that this is possible, I'd like to get an idea of how commonplace drug testing is for the sort of jobs I'm looking at.
Any other suggestions on finding employment in my position would be appreciated as well.