dd wrote:I am about to start looking for work and interviewing hopefully and need help answering the question.
Why did you leave your last job?
This is what happened
In Sept 09 I asked for help and was sent to rehab.
I returned to work in Nov 09 and was sent to random
drug tests at that point.
In Feb 10, I was sent to take a test again.
I have COPD and was unable to make the breathalyzer work.
I did pass a saliva test, but it wasn't acceptable.
Finally the dr they sent me to said I should have been able to
pass so in March, I was terminated.
Quite frankly, fear of this question has kept me from even looking for work until now. Well, the money is running out, and I must find work.
Everyone says to be honest and I agree, that is my natural instincts anyway.
Here is what I've come up with. Do I really have a chance? Is this honest enough?
I am an alcoholic, in Sept of last year, I asked for help and was sent to rehab.
In march of this year I failed a random drug screen because
I couldn't blow enough air to make the breathalyzer work.
I did pass a saliva test that day, but it wasn't acceptable to them.
I am sober today and working the program of AA daily.
Though it was a tough time for me after 2x years on the job, the experience has
really forced me to look at what I want to do with my career and how I choose to
live my life.
I feel confident that the rest of my career will be one to be proud of.
Your thoughts would be welcome.
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