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Member Since 23 Oct 2013
Online Last Active Today, 06:56 PM

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In Topic: How Much Can One Person Take? I've Reached My Limit...

Today, 05:17 PM

You're right - I am definitely not the only person with this issue. It's all over the internet! Apparently people with this "condition" (or whatever you would call it) have been fired when they failed to complete random urine testing at their jobs. It's terrible.


As for the clinic...both women were absolutely stunned and confused by me. Frustrated as well. They probably saw this grown woman crying about not being able to do something so simple, and I'm sure they thought I was ridiculous. They said they've never seen anything like it before. They absolutely would not contact anyone for me, though that is a nice thought. It seems you are a really nice person to think that way - - I am the same way. I would have absolutely tried to help any patient I saw that was clearly distraught.


You are right about things working the way they are supposed to, but this is a great job opportunity. It's so close to my house, benefits from day 1...I really hope they work with me for this. I can't pee in a cup, but I can pass other drug tests and I can certainly do the job I was offered. I hope this doesn't ruin my chances. I'm so upset...

In Topic: How Much Can One Person Take? I've Reached My Limit...

Today, 03:47 PM

I had a sleep study done back in August of 2010. They needed me to pee in a cup to analyze my urine to make sure I wasn't on any drugs or drinking any caffeine. I could NOT pee in the cup, and since I stayed there over night - I held my pee for ages (I didn't want to pee it all out in the toilet, I wanted it in the cup)


Eventually the nurse gave me a bowl to use and I peed immediately, gave her a huge sample, and that was that. I just called their office in hopes that, perhaps, my inability to go to the bathroom was documented. I wish I knew the nurse's name. I had to leave a message since it is after hours, but if they could email me some documentation of it that would help my case for sure.

In Topic: How Much Can One Person Take? I've Reached My Limit...

Today, 03:37 PM

Here is a sample letter I just drafted. Advice would be appreciated.


Hi (recruiter name),


I hope this email finds you well. I wanted to reach out to you with a huge concern of mine.

I went to Quest Diagnostics yesterday at about 1:20pm to complete the urine drug test as directed by (company name). Despite multiple attempts, I was not able to provide a successful sample. I have never had to provide a urine sample for a job before, but I have a history of not being able to urinate in a cup. This condition is known as “Paruresis” and is covered by the ADA. Previously, I was given a urine bowl to accommodate this. I was not allowed to have that at this lab, as the tests were temperature sensitive and needed to be collected directly in the cup. I stayed at the facility until it closed (4:30pm) and despite the fact that I did eventually manage to provide enough urine, it was not collected in under the 5 minute time slot, so it was deemed useless.


I am highly qualified for this position, and I would love to still be considered. I know that you personally cannot authorize an alternate drug test, but if you could please put me into contact with the right HR representative so that I could plead my case, I would be much appreciative. I really would hate to miss out on this opportunity because I failed to perform a satisfactory sample for the urine test. I will happily pay any difference in price for an alternate test, and if I am given permission to do an alternate drug test, then I will absolutely get it done within the 48 hour window I was given.


I apologize for any inconvenience to you, or anyone at the company. I am not ready to give up on this position yet, and I am hoping that despite the unorthodox subject, that (company) is willing to work with me so that I can prove I am the right person for your team.


Thank you for your time,

-          (my name)

In Topic: How Much Can One Person Take? I've Reached My Limit...

Today, 03:20 PM

Since I know my recruiter has left for the day, and since I can't find a contact # for anyone in HR...should I try to draft up an email stating that this "condition" is covered by the ADA, and that I would be absolutely happy to take an alternate drug test in the time allotted? I could even provide my doctor's phone number and give the name of the poor woman that was with me for 3 hours.... 


I don't know what else to do. I really need this job. 

In Topic: How Much Can One Person Take? I've Reached My Limit...

Today, 03:18 PM

Yes. :( I have tried everything. It was a real struggle for me to get all of that pee out...I don't know if I could do it in under 3 minutes.


I have read that this "condition" is apparently covered under the ADA...and that I should be able to ask for an alternate test method (saliva, hair testing, etc) so I am going to try to contact someone at their HR. I think my recruiter is already home for the day. If they order me a blood test or a different test, I can still have it done by the deadline and it will still prove that i do not have any drugs in my system. I'm not positive how to go about this. I mean...why does it have to be a urine test? Why can't I just prove I'm not on any drugs another way, is it really that big of a deal?


I really want this job :(