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    The Mom Thread

    How to find childcare/babysitters I am doing tutoring-type work and need out of the home childcare for usually three to six hours at a time, maybe only once or twice a week. I think this would qualify as babysitting more than daycare since it is not many hours. Does anyone have any tips on...
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    Passing a drug test (without being clean)

    This seems like more of an insurance issue than an employment issue. Even though you're leaving your job it might be a concern if you think you might want to buy life insurance sometime in the foreseeable future. A positive result will stay on your record (permanent, I think?) which can cause...
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    Passing a drug test (without being clean)

    Well the privacy concern does go well beyond trying to keep your drug use private. One would hope that the employer only uses the hair or urine sample to test for drugs but there is no assurance of that, and there are plenty of instances where they have done more. Without even saying they are...
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    Passing a drug test (without being clean)

    Oh okay then Woody Woodpecker, I guess I shouldn't assume that people's posts relate to the thread topic (in this case employee drug testing)!!! :p
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    Passing a drug test (without being clean)

    I think you are mistaken as to a). American companies operating in Canada are not immune from Canadian law. Almost all the cases on this issue, including the one I liked above, relate to American-based companies. I agree about b): Where tests are mandated by American law, Canada won't...
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    Passing a drug test (without being clean)

    Yeah, but I'm, pretty sure random drug testing can never be a bona fide occupational requirement. Random alcohol testing can be allowed, but not drug testing because there is little demonstrable connection between having a drug in your system and actually being impaired. Especially for a drug...
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    Passing a drug test (without being clean)

    Here's just one example of a legal decision about pre-employment drug tests in Canada if anyone is interested. http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2006/06/30/drug-fri.html And the Canadian Human Rights Commission's policy...
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    Passing a drug test (without being clean)

    I thought random drug tests or drug tests as a prerequisite for employment were illegal in Canada???? A lot of employers do it anyway but it could be challenged with the Ontario Human Rights Commission. I did a paper on this in law school (admittedly several years ago) and at that time it...
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    Nobody Cares...

    I used to buy chocolate covered coffee beans when I was in university and pulling all-nighters to write essays and such. I bought them from time to time, always from the same place. Then one day I bought them and the clerk said to me, "So just make sure you don't eat more than ten at a time...
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    The CUTEST baby pic thread

    :) Kids of mixed descent are always, always beautiful.
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    Spears loses custody of children

    Aaaaw, there is something terribly sad about the fact that she is wearing lipstick in this pic, as though THAT will help.
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    Bono of U2 says Rock may have to go...

    I'll be embarrassed if I'm wrong here but I thought Scotland was part of the Great Britan or the UK, along with Northern Ireland and Wales? As opposed to Ireland, which is an independent nation?
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    The Bacon Breakthrough Thread

    ^^^^ That was Nawberry logged in as me. I have never gotten a nosebleed from railing bacon.
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    The Bacon Breakthrough Thread

    On the flipside of my prodigious and awe-inspiring bacon innovation coin lies a more sombre note....namely my bacon-related mishaps. So that others do not suffer the same fate, here are some things you should not do with bacon: 1) Set little bacon bits in your ice cubes (the freezing...
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    The Bacon Breakthrough Thread

    But then it wouldn't be ready until 20 secoinds AFTER you wake up. Who has that kind of time? And why would you be up yet at all, without the smell of bacon to entice you out of your cozy bed (especially with me and Doris in it!)? Um, no? Due to the deep pool of bacon grease it generates...
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