zia wrote:hi guy im looking to for drps do i have to write the ats test first or do i apply then write the test
Get the certificate of results from ATS before applying.
stubs86 wrote:I know I should be asking this in a DRUG forum but they all seem to be dated..
I'm wondering on durham's take on Marijuana use.
Do they apply the "3 year drug free" rule of thumb to filter out applicants?
My specific situation is I used to smoke Marijuana up until October 2015, and stopped to apply for a position.
If I have an interview in say mid 2016 Will I be most likely overlooked? I have no charges and am a model citizen besides light smoking. I have great experience to bring to the force just wondering if I am wasting my time with the PATI if I will be cut for weed use.
Thanks in advance
If 3 months ago, when you last smoked pot, you had been caught, would you expect to get hired in 2016? You want to get into policing so why would you knowingly do something illegal? You stopped using drugs for an application, why wouldn't you stop because it's illegal? What constitutes light smoking? One joint a month? How many times have you smoked in your lifetime? Do you buy pot or did you get it in a social setting? If you buy it, is it from a regular dealer? If so, why do you associate with drug dealers? Do you have drug dealers on your phone contact list? Do you or have you ever owed that dealer money? Where would he get his drugs from? Is he in contact with gang members or organized crime? Was it 3 months ago at a party? If you want to be a police officer, why would you be at a party with drugs being passed around? Were you drunk when you accepted the joint? When you're drunk do you often make such poor choices and decisions? Were there other drugs there? Cocaine? MDMA? Was there a dealer at the party? Or did you smoke it alone? Do you do drugs on your own a lot? Do you do drugs out of boredom?
Are those hard questions to answer?
Now if you were 3 years clear of your last drug use at a minimum, its pretty easy to show growth and maturity, that you aren't around those people anymore. 3 months ago? What's changed? Nothing.
EDIT: I'm not trying to give you a hard time, just perspective
You purchased drugs - crime
You possessed drugs - crime
You openly admit you only stopped using illegal drugs to apply for a job - stupid
That's just the "face value issues." Now let me explain the real world to you....which is how recruiting will look at it.
By you purchasing drugs (or using drugs purchased by someone else) you have contributed to money going directly into the pockets of organized crime (in this case more than likely bikers). What does organize crime do? Fraud, extortion, violence for hire, just to name a few. So whether you want to admit it to yourself or not, you have directly funded these crimes.
Tell yourself you're a model citizen all you want.....you're not.
Don't waste anyone's time applying.
-An unnamed Sgt. Major
I applied to Durham Regional back in June of 2015 and never heard back at all from the service. I am wondering if this is normal for them? Every other service I applied for I moved onto the next stage right away. Is it true that Durham Regional only likes to hire local>?