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  1. pjdude1219 The biscuit has risen Valued Senior Member

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    and few things are more embaressing than being at the doctor for over an hour and being unable to piss in the fucking cup.
     
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  3. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    Good fucking grief. Thank goodness for Canadian human resources laws.
     
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  5. superstring01 Moderator

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    There is machinery operated in Target (fork lifts, tow motors, Waves). When I trained to go to Vancouver to open a Rain Forest Cafe, we sent all of our Canadian employees to be drug screened as well, since there was critical equipment (i.e. machinery, ovens, broilers, presses, etc.). I can't imagine it's changed.

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  7. superstring01 Moderator

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    The test is a racket anyway. All you need is a good head shop and you'll be able to find a high quality flushing aid to fool it.

    ~String
     
  8. darksidZz Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks!
     
  9. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    Fair enough, it is legal to test in Canada for certain jobs, but I've seen it advertised and have been asked if "I" would mind a test. These are I.T jobs.

    I say yes, I do mind since my human rights under the Canadian constitution, which is not even 30 years old, would be violated. If it's an American company I add "How long was it before you guys wiped your asses with your constitution". Click.

    LOL If I ever actually want one of those jobs(they are so far very lame the ones I came across), I'd say "why yes I'd be delighted to take your piss test, would you like me to shit in a bowl for ya too". Then toke up every single day until the test. When I don't get the job (regardless of the reason, might not be because I totally went off the chart on their drug test), I sue them for discrimination of a drug dependent.

    If I'm in a good mood, I simply explain they can't discriminate against drug dependents and their tests actually trap them into hiring a druggie(if he knows the law).
     
  10. superstring01 Moderator

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    I.T. jobs rarely drug test in the US, or any other place for that matter. I place employees in numerous careers and in my experience the ONLY ones who drug screen are those with security access, management/executive responsibilities or those who operate machinery. I've never seen anybody get screened to answer phones or ring register.

    Sure. But the American constitution deals specifically with our relationship with government entities. As such, there are laws that protect citizens in various states from unreasonable drug testing in non-relevant careers.

    Yeah. I gather that, but do you notice your hostility at this conversation? Are you really that irascible that you'd spout off about taking a shit in this or that. How about, just avoid applying for jobs that unduly inconvenience you. It's what I would do!

    I doubt any respectable company would press you to be tested. Drug testing in Canada was never as big an issue as in the USA and only began to catch on once American corporations began exporting it to Canada. Even then, interest in drug testing in Canada is minimal compared with your southern neighbor. The Canadian Human Rights Act of 1985 prohibits discrimination based upon what parliament has deemed as a "handicap". Alcohol and drug addiction qualify under this description (except in cases where the handicap unduly inconveniences the organization or places it, or its employees, at risk for harm, loss or lawsuits).

    So, obviously, you're safe.

    ~String
     
  11. superstring01 Moderator

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    Other things to remember, right now (and I've been talking with many members here about their careers):
    • Have a career plan. Think about where you are and where you want to be. Without a plan, pressing and driving you to your goals, you will rarely ever achieve any level of success.
    • Have a financial plan. I have every dime of my money planned out for the next year. YES, I do have "discretionary" spending, and YES, I do deviate from the plan at times, but plans aren't about removing freedom, they are about keeping you on track (or as close as possible to that track) to success.
    • Learn to accept criticism. Ask for it. Talk to leaders you respect and agree with it. You'd be amazed how quickly negative criticism disappears when you agree with it.
    • Express your interest in promoting. Companies RARELY promote people anymore who do not express an interest in promotion. Talk about the next level. Ask for some of the responsibilities of that level.
    • Don't be too anxious and don't be obnoxious. Don't talk to every single person you work with about your ambition and dreams. First off, that opens you up to ego bruising if you fail. Second off, it's just plain annoying.
    • Learn EVERY job possible that is open to you. NEVER BE SATISFIED WITH BEING GOOD OR EVEN THE BEST AT YOUR JOB. Continuously challenge yourself. The employee who knows lots of jobs is far more valuable than the employee who only does one job.
    • Don't get involved in the insane gossip & cliques in your office/location. Be somewhat aloof. It will give you an air of professionalism that many companies want.

    ~String
     
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  12. darksidZz Valued Senior Member

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    The girl I adored

    She e-mailed me :| She emailed! It's been 2 months! She described this time apart as a "spat" lol Anyway I could see the message was only 2 kb so I said it must be short. I read it, she basically told me she'd lost a bet we'd made and asked how I was. I replied back friendly-like and she e-mailed me saying she'd like to try a fresh start and maybe we could have coffee sometime, but then she inserted (but if you still don't want to be friends I can respect that and we can be e-buddies).

    Fuck seeing that broke my heart yet again! lmao Damn her. Anyway it's clear she won't screw me or go out with me except on friendly terms, so basically I e-mailed her and agreed, but when I thought more about it I decided to just cut all ties so I emailed again saying I changed my mind.

    Honestly it's very cool she emailed I love her to death, but damn I don't think I could hold out anymore around her I'd loose my freaking mind. She just doesn't get it. Anyway I explained the friendship she liked so much was really just romantic/compassion for her and that is why I was moving on, I told her I'll find someone that recognizes my romantic/compassion as more than friendship. Seriously for her to email me like that took balls, she even mentioned thinking of stopping by but she was embarraassed. I don't really understand how she thinks anything has changed though? I still like her to much.

    Basically I explained it this way "you should be flattered, I like you so much I'm not even willing to entertain the notion of "friends only." lmao

    Whatever was going on she must've had some reason to email after this whole time, I feel bad for her and myself. She said nothings changed for her, but for me everythings changed.

    I don't think I'll be hearing from her again after my long email saying I was going to cut all ties, what can she say to that? But I told her again not to be so sad and look for new friends elsewhere but don't be so picky.

    I said "it's funny that i care so very much about you."

    Obviously she hasn't taken my advice about finding new friends

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    This is just pretty sad over-all I think. Sad story.
     
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  14. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    These types of threads? Absolutely.
     
  15. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Well sammy it seems you have standards, good for you!
     
  16. Absane Rocket Surgeon Valued Senior Member

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    Oh man, and did this guy get some pussy...
     
  17. Absane Rocket Surgeon Valued Senior Member

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    Sorry Darkie... I couldn't myself to read your OP. I got annoyed at the display of neediness.
     
  18. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    IDIOT!!!!! She could have introduced you to so many of her female friends
     
  19. darksidZz Valued Senior Member

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    She has none! She's reclusive like me! She's abit of a loaner herself. The only friend she did have is one I met and that's annoying! So no I made a good choice
     
  20. alexb123 The Amish web page is fast! Valued Senior Member

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    Dark take no notice of the others. Just because you are able to open up in public when they would only cry themselves to sleep.

    It was brave of you to cut ties but if you felt that it was the best thing to do then I'm sure it was. You would have only ended up expelling time and energy on her when which could have been better spent looking for someone that would love you.

    You will get there dark

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  21. Carcano Valued Senior Member

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    Work on your abs and thighs Darkski.

    Girls dont want to reach out and touch flab.

    And stop eating junk...you'll feel more cheerful and upbeat about everything, including romance!

    http://www.physorg.com/news176369681.html

    (PhysOrg.com) -- People who eat a diet laden with processed and high-fat foods may put themselves at greater risk of depression, according to UCL research published today.

    The research team, led by Dr Tasnime Akbaraly (UCL Epidemiology and Public Health), also found that eating a ‘whole food’ diet with plenty of fresh vegetables, fruit and fish could help prevent the onset of depressive symptoms in middle age.

    The study, published in the November issue of British Journal of Psychiatry, is the first to examine the association between overall diet and depression - previous studies have focused on the effect of individual nutrients.

    Researchers from UCL studied 3,486 people with an average age of 55, and who worked in civil service departments in London. Each participant completed a questionnaire about their eating habits, and a self-report assessment for depression.

    The researchers found that people with the highest intake of ‘whole food’ were less likely to report having symptoms of depression. In contrast, high consumption of processed food was associated with increased odds of depression.

    These associations between diet and onset of depressive symptoms remained after the researchers controlled for other indicators of a healthy lifestyle, such as not smoking, taking physical activity and a healthy body mass.

    The authors said: “Our results suggest that consuming fruits, vegetables and fish may afford protection against the onset of depressive symptoms, whereas a diet rich in processed meat, chocolates, sweetened desserts, fried food, refined cereals and high-fat dairy products would increase people’s vulnerability.”

    The researchers put forward several explanations for their findings. Firstly, the high level of antioxidants in fruits and vegetables could have a protective effect, as previous studies have shown higher antioxidant levels to be associated with lower risk of depression. Folate, which is found in large amounts in vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage and spinach, and dried legumes such as lentils and chickpeas, may have a similar protective effect.

    Secondly, eating lots of fish may protect against depression because of its high levels of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are a major component of neuron membranes in the brain.

    Thirdly, it is possible that a ‘whole food’ diet protects against depression because of the combined effect of consuming nutrients from lots of different types of food, rather than the effect of one single nutrient.

    The researchers said that further research is needed to explain why eating processed food is associated with higher risk of depression, but they suggested it could be because a processed food diet is associated with a higher risk of coronary heart disease and inflammation, which are known to be involved in the development of depression.

    The researchers concluded: “The deleterious effect of a processed food diet on depression is a novel finding. Our research suggests that healthy eating policies will generate additional benefits to health and well-being, and that improving people’s diet should be considered as a potential target for preventing depressive disorders.”
     
  22. RubiksMaster Real eyes realize real lies Registered Senior Member

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    darksidZz,
    She obviously values you enough that she feels bad about hurting you. Take that as a compliment. Try to feel good about yourself, and get out there and meet someone else. There is a whole world of women who are just waiting for you to find them.
     
  23. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    When women see a guy with another woman, they figure 'he can't be that bad, she likes him' A man with female friends is more approachable.
    You should have kept her as a friend. I don't understand why it had to be your way or the highway.
     

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