Will a company get you to take a medical before an interview?

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    Will a company get you to take a medical before an interview, or do they give you a medical after they hired you?
     
  2. leekohler macrumors G5

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    A medical what?
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    A drug test perhaps?

    Wow, your "thread to post - ratio" is 1 to 2.68.
     
  4. gkarris macrumors 604

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    ^^^ Exam....

    Depends on the job - most are after you get the job offer, contingent on passing the Medical Exam as they are the ones paying for it.

    Around here, when you get a job with a Public School District, you have to pass a medical exam which includes a drug test.
     
  5. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That and how I am health wise.
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    A drug test would come before hiring I believe.
     
  7. vipergts2207 macrumors 65816

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    I got my drug test after I was offered the job, but before I started working. It probably usually works this way because there's not really any point in drug testing you if they're not going to hire you.
     
  8. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Physically, or mentally??
     
  9. ender land macrumors 6502a

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    Some offers of employment are "contingent upon successful pass of drug test."
     
  10. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    some jobs also require a physical ... such as Fireman or Police
     
  11. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Welcome to WallyWorld.
    :)
    It depends on the type of work. It could be nothing, a physical only, a drug test only, or a physical and drug test.
     
  12. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    They can do a drug test.
    and a test to make sure you can physically do the job but they can not legally do medical test on you and turn you down because of you insurance risk. That they can and should get nailed for.
     
  13. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    …Don't you live in Canada? Drug and alcohol testing of employees and potential employees is only permitted in safety-sensitive positions or following a drug or alcohol policy violation in Canada. The Canadian Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and perceived disability — which includes drug testing pre-employment and during employment — unless the employer can prove a bona fide occupational requirement.
     
  14. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    after an interview but before you've actually gotten the job
     
  15. cuestakid macrumors 68000

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    I had to pass a criminal background check for my job at a non-profit
     
  16. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    The job will be at a Coal Mine, so would that be a safety sensitive job?

    The mine is strip mining not underground.
     
  17. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Me too, x 3 ;), last one with full fingerprint set. :confused:
     

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