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Aug. 7th, 2002

I had to go pee in a cup.
Drug testing makes me angry.

But also raises the question... how long does mdma stay in your system?

Though MDMA is not specifically tested for in the standard 'NIDA-5" drug tests, it is chemically closely enough related to amphetamines that recent MDMA users will test positive in both amphetamines (a common test) and methamphetamines (a somewhat newer and less common test). Because of this, the detection periods for MDMA are going to be very similar to those for amphetamines. Another important point is that many tablets of street ecstasy are not pure MDMA and frequently includes amphetamines (and may also contain DXM, caffeine, MDA, MDE, ephedrine etc).

Detection Period
Amphetamines are standardly detectable in urine for 24-96 hours after use (72 average). Methamphetamines stay in the system slightly longer, 24-120 hours.

I didn't *think* it would still be around... but I'm used to taking more uh .. long lasting things... so I was a lil paranoid.
Thank you, Erowid.


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Aug. 7th, 2002 03:37 pm (UTC)
Does that mean you got hired?
Aug. 7th, 2002 04:32 pm (UTC)
They'll call me in a few days for orientation.
Aug. 7th, 2002 04:21 pm (UTC)
good thing you aren't neurotic like i am. i remember peeing in a cup for a job. i had no prior notification for it. i was so freaked out, i was even wondering whether the poppy seeds from my bagel were going to make me look like a dope fiend. and that was just the beginning of it, y'know.

fortunately, i didn't want that job, and i knew i wouldn't get it. as my strange luck turned out, the woman who would have been my supervisor was my first true love's ex girlfriend. he dumped me for her, then, after a few months, came back to me for several years. think she held a slight grudge? ;-)

didja hear back from them yet?
Aug. 7th, 2002 04:39 pm (UTC)
I really wasn't planning to pee in a cup this morning when I got up. I've never had to do it before, even at places that claimed that drug testing was mandatory.
So this was aaaaaaaall new for me.

I'm not too worried about the possibility of drugs in my system. The strongest thing I've ingested lately was motrin (not even any good narcotic script stuff... I'm such a lamer) and the last illegal stuff that could get me in trouble was (thank you again, erowid for the info) too long ago to matter.

I'm rather ideologically opposed to workplace drug testing. It's one of my kooky libertarian things, despite not being anything that could ever be called libertarian.

And I actually didn't need to wait to hear back. She more or less told me they'd call me after they got the okay from the drug people to tell me when to come in for the orientation.
The pay sucks, it's shitty retail, I'll probably end up as a cashier... but I don't care.
I'm employed and I'll be getting a salary and into a routine and I'll be responsible for things again and that's the baby step that I'm worried about right now. I'm pretty sure that if I know me, and I do, that this will kick my ass out of this rut I'm in and I'll be a much happier Holly.

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