By lexithepirate - 30/12/2014 18:40 - United States - Adrian
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What she's trying to say is that assuming that everyone with an addiction is scum shows a great deal of ignorance. A job like that requires compassion and understanding. This post does not show either of those things. Addiction runs in my family and I've seen firsthand the pain it causes. I also know my family well enough to understand the pull of addicting substances can be stronger than job, friends, family, and self. It's heartbreaking. If the OP understood that, perhaps he or she would have the job.
#28 I agree with you in every which way. Well said my friend! My family too has been impacted by addictions. Keep in mind though that it was the call center she called "scummy", not the people who work there. (However I'm not implying that's not the reason why she said that about the call center).
#79, Yeah, it's especially hard on the babies of druggies that come out fucked up and die thanks to the crippling abnormalities drugs can cause, or if they're unfortunate enough to live, the extreme emotional trauma they undergo because their parents are too wrapped up in their own obsession to accept/find some help. Nobody can help an addict unless they are willing to accept the help. Baby killers and those who condition children into personality and mental disorders deserve no sympathy. Unless this person was held down and forced to take drugs, life is a big shitpile of consequences, don't do stupid shit you aren't prepared to face the repricussions of.
Wow #96, calm down please. Not every drug addict becomes pregnant and some are strong enough to finish once they find out they are going to be parents. I don't know about your possible personal experiences, but otherwise I can't explain the hate. Life is not just black and white and people with an addiction can be just as good or bad as everyone else.
Personally, I think OP's disdain for the position (as evident in the post) was a factor in him/her not getting the job. I interviewed for the company I'm currently a part of six times because the hours and pay are great. I never trash talked them every time I didn't get offered the position--even though each time I was passed up it was for an internal candidate. I understood that they are going to go with what they know before going with an unknown element and continued to try harder. OP's negative attitude and obvious dislike of potential coworkers didn't do him/her any favors.
Rat them out to who? If the company already knows they have addiction problems then there is no one to rat them out to. I am a supervisor at a call center and I know a lot of the agents smoke pot and take pills, I really don't care as long as they do a good job, and they all do. The ones that don't get let go.
"Hi, police? Yes people at this building are using drugs - they're not actually using them in the building, it's just where they work. No I don't have any proof. No I haven't actually seen them using illegal substances. No I don't know where they keep their drugs. Oh, so there's nothing you can do? Okay then, thanks."
"abuse money by buying drugs" In what way is that abusing money? People buy beer and cigarettes all the time. They spend money on tattoos, which by all arguments can be just as addictive and are technically just as useless as recreational drugs . You yourself appear to have piercings which I would argue are just as big of a waste of money as any drug someone might do. You can't argue that they add to your quality of life in any significant way. They don't cure cancer, put food on the table, or pay for that college you are trying to save up for. They are just something you got because you thought they were cool. What a person does in their free time does not necessarily effect what they do at work. If the "known drug addicts" are doing their jobs and doing them correctly, you have no place to speak about whether they should have that job or not. You are no more deserving of a job than anyone else who wants to and actually does work. This is especially true if the person hired over you is older with more experience in the field.
I don't know how it is in America, but here in Australia, a lot of places look down on tattoos and piercings even though it is discrimination. What someone does in their private life that doesn't affect their ability to work, doesn't matter to the company. How a person looks on a day to day basis at work, apparently does. And by the way, I smoke pot and I work full time and study. So not every person who uses drugs doesn't deserve to work.