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Drug tests

 
#1 Drug tests
22/08/2007 14:59

anon

Does anyone know if the likes of Accenture,Delloite , PWC,McK etc.....do a drug test after an offer is given.

I have been smoking a bit of weed lately and want to quit before I apply to these companies.

Please help

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#2 RE: Drug tests
22/08/2007 15:05

Ozzy Osbourne to anon (#1)

I think smoking weed is a pre-requisite for McKinsey isn't it?

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#3 RE: Drug tests
22/08/2007 15:14

anon to Ozzy Osbourne (#2)

I really don't know. Am due to start soon and would also like to know. Again, just cannabis - I think that the metabolites exit your system relatively quickly, but some tests like taking hair samples can detect drugs for a long period of time after use.

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#4 RE: Drug tests
22/08/2007 15:14

Anon to Ozzy Osbourne (#2)

Weed is to Consulting like,

Charlie is to the City like,

Alcohol is to Piloting!

If these companies were to test for such substances, half their current employees would not have got through the door.

In fact forget half, make that 75%!

Stop fretting and get yourself a job, sounds like you have had quite a life already!

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#5 RE: Drug tests
22/08/2007 15:24

anon to Anon (#4)

One of my friend was drug testing for budwieser and his offer was withdrawn because he was smoking cannabis ......his was a hair test.....

Can anyone from Accenture or other firms confirm this please and get this out of the way once and for all

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#6 RE: Drug tests
22/08/2007 15:27

Anon to anon (#5)

No drugs test at any of the big four. If they dared to do that, the Sunday Newspapers would receive anonymously, pictures of Big 4 partners in their younger days doing drugs

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#7 RE: Drug tests
22/08/2007 15:36

anon to Anon (#6)

Just did a little google and found:

Cannabis and its active ingredient THC is tested for in most drug tests. After one-off or occasional use its break-down products or metabolites can be detected between 3-5 days after use.

However, THC can be detected in a chronic user up to 12 weeks after use although the average is 25 -27 days.

Cannabis is highly detectable a long time after use because THC lingers in the fatty tissues of the body and leaks steadily into the blood and then the urine over weeks.

False positives have been known to be triggered by consuming hemp-seed bars and other products, although the more detailed, more expensive gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer (GCMS) test can tell the difference.

In rare circumstances, passive smoking can cause false positives in urine tests, up to 4 days after exposure, although those who passively smoke have noticeably less concentrations in their urine.

There is some controversy over whether the cut-off levels used to detect cannabis in blood and urine tests is too low, leading to a high degree of false positives. If you feel your drug test is false due to passive smoking, then you could demand that the threshold of your test is 65ng/ml, not the 15ng/ml of many laboratories. The higher level is thought to distinguish between active and passive smoking

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#8 RE: Drug tests
22/08/2007 16:01

mac to anon (#7)

A paranoid weed smoker?

classic!

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