Apple Store employment & Drug tests

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  1. neXus macrumors newbie

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  2. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Are you saying you use drugs?:D Or is this one of those "I have a friend who uses drugs and wants to know..." I don't know man, but I swear some of the guys at the Apple store I went to were stoners.
     
  3. neXus thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. jayscheuerle macrumors 68020

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    (written while obviously high as a kite)

    :p
     
  5. tazo macrumors 68040

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    I hope that they have mandatory drug tests; I don't want an already clueless salesman to be stoned when i ask him important questions.
     
  6. jayscheuerle macrumors 68020

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    Nah, I like the idea that you can be stoned, drunk, high on PCP and Viagra and still be able to troubleshoot a Mac easier than a Windows box...
     
  7. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

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    they obviously don't care about stoned switchers! lol:p

    apple store employes probably have to.
     
  8. Mblazened macrumors regular

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    hahaha, i love being blazed out of my mind and fixing people's computers

    the apple store employees i've met seem like narcs. But i doubt there is any real drug policy at the retail level.
     
  9. Mblazened macrumors regular

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    Blaze! what was that chick's name? she was sooo stoned!!!

    "uhhhh, i was all blazed, and then my PC starts going beep beep beep"
     
  10. tjwett macrumors 68000

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    have you been to an Apple Store? the salespeople there are already clueless. sometimes i like going in there and just asking them random questions and watching the looks of bewilderment on their faces. the ONLY thing they do know how to do is say "I really highly recommend you get AppleCare. AppleCare. AppleCare. AppleCare....". they are a bunch of half-wit AppleCare zombies. i don't think a little pot is going to change anything.
     
  11. beefstu01 macrumors member

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    Well look at who founded the company- two pot smoking hippies. :D
     
  12. neXus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i was not implying being stoned at work, a little recreational smoking on weekends never hurts. but that wont matter if they test, its either your positive or negative.
     
  13. G5orbust macrumors 65816

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    Ellen Feiss.

    And yes, I believe that Apple retail employees are subject to random, manditory drug tests. Also, Apple retail employees must be 18 years or older (a crappy policy, because the apple store in my city is the only place I want to work when I turn 16 and I know more about macs than some of the people that work there)
     
  14. Billicus macrumors 6502a

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    I was at the one in the Mall of America this summer and I asked a couple of questions that I probably knew the answer to, and all they said was "Go ask the Apple Expert in the back of the Store" and I'm like "OK...:rolleyes:"
     
  15. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    That's odd, the people who work at the Apple store here usually seem to be very up to speed and know their share of technical data. Overall, I've been impressed with my experiences with the Apple Store. As far as testing goes, they do them at the mall I work at and since the Apple Store is a part of the mall, I'd say they also do testing, too.
     
  16. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    I got pulled over the other night.

    Police officer says to me, "Your eyes are awful bloodshot. Have you been drinking?"

    To which I reply, "Your eyes look glazed. Have you been eating doughnuts?"

    :D *rimshot*

    Sorry for being off-topic. I don't have an Apple Store nearby.
     
  17. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    I really doubt it. The only companies that do drug test are ones that think they have a right to know and control what you do in your own personal free time, and i just can't think Apple would be that infriging on civil liberties.

    I'd check the Apple site's employment section-- if they drug test for one position, they probably do for all of them. And most times companies will list that info on the job ad (they may be required to, not sure)...

    employer drug tests = unconstitutional. Just thought i'd point that out. Before anyone argues, there is an amendment protecting against unreasonable search and seizure... and if an employee can do his/her job while on company time, that company knowing what the employee is doing/not doing on their personal time is unreasonable.

    pnw
     
  18. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Not exactly...

    paulwhannel -- I agree mostly execpt that they can fire you for drug use if that is part of your employment.
     
  19. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

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    they want my brother at the palisades store he keeps saying but you do have to be 18 or older.
    how come they complain that people my age (14) have no money and nothing to do when people don't hire until 16 or even 18 in most cases?
     
  20. FriarTuck macrumors 6502

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    Pick a job and apply online. Plenty to choose from.

    link
     
  21. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    Not sure exactly what you mean? It's legal, sure, but it's also unconstitutional. But it's another one of those "if you don't have anything to hide..." cases that people are notoriously apathetic about. *sigh* when there are laws in violation of the constitution, and they're allowed to stand, that kind of makes the constitution worthless...

    i do think they should be allowed to request a urine/hair sample if the employer has reasonable suspicion that they are on drugs in the workplace... but maybe have a warrant for it, or something, so companies can't abuse this. If someone comes in with bloodshot eyes, reeking of weed, hell yeah test 'em. Same way if someone came in drunk. That doesn't mean that they shouldn't be allowed to drink at night, etc... Responsibility is the key :)

    You're quite correct about the founders, Jobs did acid a lot but not a lot of other drugs, and Woz stayed clear of them altogether... i don't think he really approved of Jobs's sometimes drug use.

    pnw
     
  22. neXus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    "• Maintain a fit and healthy Mac mind. "

    hmm, does this hint at staying away from drugs and alcohol?
     
  23. LimeLite macrumors 6502a

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    It says a fit and healthy *mac* mind, which is about thinking outside of the beige box. I'd say it *encourages* drug and alcohol use. :D
     
  24. thegeek187 macrumors member

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    actually at pallisades there were/are under 18's he was acutally 17 when he was hired a when the store opened and one of the guys told me 17 is the age ..maybe thats just at the new york stores
     

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