I'd been looking for a job for a little while now but didn't want to settle for a crap job like some of my previous ones. I'm a college student and all my prior jobs had been in fast food joints and I absolutely hated them. I've always been a bit of a tech-junkie. I love everything electronics, computers, video games, etc.
So I applied at a couple places that I felt I would actually enjoy working at. One of them was Best Buy and to be honest I didn't think I was going to hear from any of them. However, I ended up getting a call from Best Buy last week and went in for two interviews. Both of the interviews went very well especially the second one with the main general manager of the store. I had originally been considered for just a standard entry-level cashier position but the General Manager after speaking with me said that it would be a waste for me to be there and essentially promoted me to sales.
Anyways, enough of that I was just excited and happy to finally be getting a job I believe I will enjoy.
Of course though, they required a drug test and I had no chance of getting clean within the week between my two interviews and when I had to take the test. I immediately thought that I would do substitution. I tried calling around to some of my friends to see if they happened to be clean but all of them had smoked at least a little bit so I wasn't going to risk that.
My only option at that point was to get some synthetic urine. So I ordered the brand "Ultra Pure" by Ultra Klean after reading a review or two that had been good. However, after further research I found out that the most recommended brand was QuickFix. At that point though, there wasn't much of anything I could do.
The lab I went to for the drug test was LabCorp this past Thursday (4/19). I was able to get the temperature within the required range of 90-100 degrees. It was probably around 96-97 degrees when I handed the sample back to the tech. The tech did not make an actual notation of what the temperature was though, she simply just wrote yes in the box next to the question. So at that point, I figured I was in the clear right?
Unfortunately, upon getting home being a little bit anxious about getting busted using synthetics I found out that they have apparently developed more advanced screenings and have been cracking down a lot more on them. I read that the majority of the cases have been happening in Oregon, Hawaii, and Florida. I live on Ohio so that made me feel a little bit better but I'm still very concerned that I'll fail.
The General Manager at Best Buy told me that he would likely have the information Monday (today) and he would give me a call. I have not gotten a call from Best Buy or the MRO. I know that generally speaking, when it comes to drug tests no news is usually good news but it worries me that they could be taking time to try and see if it is a synthetic or real urine.
I also read somewhere, that usually if you've failed a drug test you will hear within 24 hours or so. When you actually pass the test it can take longer 3-5 days so that the MRO and/or Lab can look over the data and confirm it.
What do all of you think?
I really could use some reassurance as I am going a little bit crazy with anticipation. I just wish they would call me already no matter what the outcome is so that I can stop thinking about it.