Why have they not extended it to all offices? Such a waste of time and company money, well shareholder profits. Yes it is not much but is such a pain in the a-- and a stupid policy unless they are going to enforce it company wide. Why is Houston singled out for office drug testing?
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CVX drug test are a joke. We had several expats in Nigeria that were known pot smokers. Every time they came to Houston they registered as a visitor and swiped their visitor badge instead of blue badge. Easy way to avoid drug testing in Houston. We turned our heads since the individual was protected by One of the good old boys who was shown a good time by this individual whenever he traveled to Nigeria. Prc guys were also part of it.
Random drug testing is throughout Chevron ...not just Houston!
He quit because he became severely butthurt from the big fat assed Alabama landman reaming him everyday. He got run off like a little pathetic dog with his tail between his legs. One less do-nothing druggie to deal with, in any event. Good riddance.
-4iuk why did you quit? Was it the frustration of being persecuted by your landmand boss or the inevitable result of getting caught by the constant drug testing? Don’t bother answering. The question was rhetorical and besides, nobody cares.
There was a big fat assed landman from Alabama that used to spring a test on me every time I got back from a vacation or time away. I smoked all the time anyways though and used to beat the tests with fake urine and a handwarmer to keep the temperature accurate on the jar. I showed up high as a kite on the day I quit.
I never answer my desk phone if I don’t recognize the number or extension calling me. That way I avoid being bothered to report the exam office for a random drug test in the next 10 minutes. I don’t use drugs of any kind, so I don’t ever need to fear getting caught, but for those of you who take recreational drugs now and then, don’t be so fast to pick up a ringing phone. Have a backup plan to help you beat the piss test.
Chevron can only randomly test California employees who work in safety sensitive positions. This means a clear and immediate threat to people and/or the environment if under the influence. Examples are pilots, nuclear plant workers, bus and truck drivers, etc. Office jobs generally do not qualify unless directly involved in operations.
2wfv, It is also "within the law" to drug test all that they want here in California. Your point? And I can assure you that they do not test in Texas anymore than elsewhere.
But you guys continue with the conspiracy theories. It's quite entertaining!
Building on 1jxx comment...within Chevron, the key is indeed whether your position has been deemed to be "safety sensitive"to qualify for random testing. Having been a manager in CVX (but now retired 2 years)....at least within ETC the managers decide which positions are safety sensitive (regardless of physical location). Some managers just decide that most/all positions under neath them are safety sensitive while others have a tighter filter and not everyone is captured. If your position is coded within the HR database as safety sensitive then indeed your name gets thrown in the hopper for random testing. The other avenue to get tested ... as mentioned ... is for cause. So you can be tested if your position is safety sensitive and then it is random ... or you can be tested for cause which has nothing to do with safety sensitive.
- I would be all too surprised if some managers use this supposed “random” drug testing to target employees they suspect will fall prey to a positive result and fire them for cause, especially if they are a repeat offender. It’s been a long standing practice at Chevron to put the employee in a rehabilitation program the first time, then fire them for any relapse.
They drug test you more often in Texas, because it is within the law. And managers can target employees they would like to terminate for cause. San Ramon can’t operate that way.
We get drug tested quite frequently in San Ramon, I'm sure just as much as anywhere. Whoever started that troll rumor that we don't, get a life, and you may want to look for a new job, you will probably need one soon, trolling this site is a clue.
The pharmaceutical drug abuse in white collar corporate America is overtaking that of illegal street drugs. That’s the main reason of the pervasive “random” drug testing going on. Hint: It’s not only at Chevron.
“Smoking weed at San Ramon office is ok”... nonsense! Then again can’t even have a glass of wine during a special lunch in H-town...or so I was told by my direct report.
I’ve been random tested in San Ramon. Whoever thinks random testing in California is illegal needs to stop practicing law without a license. If you are in a “safety sensitive” position, you are subject to random testing no matter where you are in the U.S.
Smoking weed at San Ramon office is ok, but smoking crack is frowned upon. If we were still headquartered in San Fran-sicko, this wouldn’t be a topic for discussion. Geez, only on the left coast.
As far as I know it is ok to smoke weed in the smoking area at San Ramon. Why not?
They are conducting random drug tests at the midland office as well. My co-worker was test on Wednesday.
Y’all dont know what the hell you’re talking about. We get randomed in California.
It’s very interesting to know it’s ilegal in California. Mind you, I said “interesting”, though I’m not too surprised.
Some offices don't have random drug testing because it is illegal in that jurisdiction. That's why they don't do it in California, where it is illegal except under certain circumstances, such as if it's required by Federal law.
What proof do you have that it’s only the Houston office being singled out for random drug testing? Are you suggesting something unfair is going on? Do you know how many employees work in Chevron’s downtown Houston offices? Bring on the drug testing. If you have nothing to worry about, it shouldn’t be your concern.