As sad as it sounds it's true.elk911 said:Actually in PA if you fail a drug test you are considered to be "sick". They say you have the disease of addiction. Thus you are eligible to receive welfare benefits(if you are not working).
Same here in Pgh... Its HILARIOUS the amount of people you see walking to and from or waiting at the bus stop to get to the clinic at 6:30 am. You can bet your behind they're not going to be late for that, probably even show up early to be at the front of the line.Jeepingman said:In Philly they give welfare recipients free drugs at the methadone clinic.
Trust me that most employers don't give a darn what you do on your own time. However, their insurance carriers do. The discount they get by having a drug testing policy makes it so they almost have to do it.fishkrane said:I never agreed with drug testing for employment. As long as the employee never showed up to work under the influence, I see no problem with it. What you do on your off, personal time is your own business. Believe me, drug tests prove nothing, there's 50 ways around them. From my buddy who carries synthetic urine with a handwarmer in his lunch cooler, to the other guy who has his 12 year old son urinate in a small bottle before his physical, there's body flushes to take, and shampoo for a hair folicle test.
I agree with this. If they are physically able to perform any type of manual labor by all means make them. How about litter crews? The other thing that really aggravates me about food stamps is allowing "junk" food purchases. I was recently behind a family at the check out in our local grocery store. These people filled their cart to the brim with chips, soda, and frozen pizzas. Of course they paid for it with food stamps. Why not make food stamps good for only necessities. Meat, cheese, milk, bread etc. I just don't get it.OneLongShot said:How about no welfare....call it Workfare, like some others said, clean the roads, dig holes, pick up garbage, etc...
I never got a free ride and neither should any able bodied adult. Make their cards only able to get bread, milk, cheese and basic meat...every time I see the welfare card come out the cart is full of fruit loops, chips, soda, candy and more crap....... I'd be embarrassed as a MAN to be collecting a check knowing full well I was able to work......work mans comp is another abused system..but lets save that for another day.
Welcome to America...No slackers allowed!!!!!!