Okay, so I decided to share this story from work. We are in need of a new dispatcher, so I placed an ad in the paper. I got over 200 applications online and only about 15 met the qualifications of the ad I placed. It was ridiculous! I left it to Bob (our current dispatcher) to sort thru and find someone because I simply didn't have time. After setting up 10 interviews and having only 3 applicants show up (?), he finally settled on one to hire and offered her the job. This was while I was off, so she had to wait till I got back to do her background checks, which consists of an MVR check, a criminal background check, and a drug test. I got the ID's I needed and gave her the drug screen form.
About 2 hours later, I got a call from the drug screen company. Apparently, when she went there, she gave them a sample, but it was not warm. According to the tech who called me, in order for her sample to be that temperature, she would have to be dead! The applicant was still there, but refused to do another sample because she said she had to 'get out of a domestic violence situation' and had to get a uhaul truck to get her stuff and she couldn't pee anymore and she couldn't wait around to drink water and go again, etc., etc. I told her that if she didn't, I couldn't accept having her come again the next day. She said she absolutely could not wait. I told the tech that if she didn't give another sample then, I couldn't accept it. I then hung up and thought that was the end of it. But no, then the lab tech called me back and proceeded for about 5 minutes to tell me her position and why she couldn't accept the sample, all of which I already knew and was in full agreement with! Right after I hung up with her, the applicant called me back and tried for about another 5 minutes to explain her situation! I told her I was sorry, but that I had no other choice. She was ticked, but that really isn't my problem. So, needless to say, we still don't have a second dispatcher!
Oh, and by the way, her other background checks came back clean! Go figure!
Another fun day at work! So this is my boring life.
Aren't you glad I posted this?