Drug Testing at Ski/Snowboard Resorts

 

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This should be a hot topic....
I would like to know whether you believe drug testing should be part of a Ski/Snowboard resorts hiring process.
I understand what people do on thier own time is up to them but do you want some still 'high' operating your lift when they just smoked up before they came to work or back from thier lunch break? Or how about that Ski patroller who's working on your broken leg? Or how about the cook who slices off a couple of digits when he goes to work? There has to be a bit of a WCB issue there as well. Increased resort costs = higher lift tickets.
This is about drug testing and everything that goes with it in regards to working at world class resorts. Please try and stay away from the alcohol debate - it's a topic all it's own. I also don't care whether you do it on your own time, if you want to increase the risk of hurting yourself or someone else on the slopes.....have fun.

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To assume ski patrol do not take there jobs seriously by being mentaly aware and focused to perform first aid is an insult. To make the assumption that they are getting 'high' while at work is a very biased statement.

Drug tests for resort staff is also a ridiculous idea. What brings staff to man the ski lifts, sell hamburgers, and sell you ski lift tickets each winter? Certainly not the high paying salary. The young adults like to have a good time and ski and ride on their days off. Yes encourgaging, and expecting staff to be sober when they are at work makes complete sense but forcing drug tests on staff...what staff? -RLM

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Drug Testing at Ski/Snowboard Resorts

weed ok, hard drugs get lost. the resorts should do std testing though.

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Drug Testing at Ski/Snowboard Resorts

Almost all hard drugs are out of your system within 24 hours. So honestly, what does a piss test prove? Find some weed you smoked 4 weeks ago, yeah it'll do that. Construction companies try this same game of drug testing, it's a nice little fantasy in some lawyer or WCB turds head but at the end of the day, good luck. The 'dangerous' drugs aren't caught, the meaningless junk is (unless you take a cleanser before the test, which if you are going to an interview I'm sure you'd just do that).

Have you have a ski patrol offer you sub par treatment or something?

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Re: Drug Testing at Ski/Snowboard Resorts

Joe Motha wrote:
This should be a hot topic....
Please try and stay away from the alcohol debate - it's a topic all it's own. I also don't care whether you do it on your own time, if you want to increase the risk of hurting yourself or someone else on the slopes.....have fun.

so why should alcohol not be included in your rant? When did you decide that alcohol is not a drug?

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Drug Testing at Ski/Snowboard Resorts

the resorts make money off alcohol so it's exempt hahaha.

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Sorry Joe, but dealing with a

Sorry Joe, but dealing with a stoned liftie will always be an easier pill to swallow than living with the decisions of a hungover ski hill manager

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and that is why sticking to the skin track rather than the lift line is a better thing.

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ganga is not a drug

What about testing for antihistamines and cold remedies that leave one drowsy. Being hung over is far worse than being stoned for performance. Trust somebody on lithium, prozac or some other psychiatric drug??? Not!!! Baldhead hypocrites! We should be testing people that we allow into the mountains for worthiness and obliterating insurance companies. The ski industry is already too infected by Babylon system and instead of fighting for riteousness, we accept the perverse manifestations of modern status-quo society. more laws and regulations and controls is just a sign of failed society and descent into fascism.

No insurance, no usury, no corporate socialism = low price lift tickets

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i'm with Ptor on this one. 

i'm with Ptor on this one.