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Luke O.'s Comment
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Im in the recruiting phase still. Last night my wife and I were looking over my paperwork, application etc, and she suddenly says to me why didnt you put down the drug test from home depot? I said wtf are you talking about? 5 minutes go by and its then that I realized oh ****, yea I failed a pre employment drug test almost 7 years ago. Ive been clean since then and am proud of that fact so Ive buried my past cuz well, its in the past. But shes right, I forgot to mention that on my application and hipaa form because that **** was so long ago and thats not who I am anymore. Like I havent even thought about that **** for a long damn time. Not trying to "pull one over" on people. Im not one of those kinds of people. Ive seen enough of that kind of crap here on TT. And if i tested today, or any day i will pass with flying colors..

So should I go ahead and mention it for honesty reasons or will it screw me out of a job? It was for a non-DOT position as a forklift driver. I had went in to an interview, they offered me the job, but I didnt fill out any kind of new hire paperwork or go to orientation. That was all contigent on me passing the drug test. Which I didnt. It was shortly after that I gave up that lifestyle and forgot all about it as time went on. I know how important honesty is in this process and Im worried I made an unfortunate mistake and am seeking advice on how to proceed.

Also my recruiter knows that Ive mentioned chest pain related to pluerisy, but Ive never been officially diagnosed with it. I simply had a doctor at a hospital once tell me I had it but It wasnt listed on my discharge papers I dont believe (was also a long damn time ago). So I didnt list it as a medical condition on hipaa because as far as I remember I dont have any official paperwork about it. It also rarely affects me, maybe a few times a year max.

Anyways, I don't want to get in to far over my head and end up getting booted from silly mistakes. What should I do?

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Splitter's Comment
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Call your recruiter and let them know ASAP.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

PlanB's Comment
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Call your recruiter and let them know ASAP.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Mike D.'s Comment
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Also becareful of any prescribed medication such as sleep aids. I am having to sit for 30 days due to Zolpidem (ambiem) which is also known to create a positive for benzos. I would check anything on the side of a pill bottle that says it may cause problems with driving or operating a vehicle. fwiw

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Make sure you let them know right a way as Splitter said. If ever asked and you didn't divulge it, and they find out, your s******.

Talk to your recruiter ASAP!

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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