I went to cr englands refresher training on 11/4/2007 and took my dot physical and drug test in their motel as directed. I went to school for 3 days of classroom training starting 11/5/2007.
On 11/7/2007 i graduated the classroom part scoring 95 and 100 respectively on the tests.I was issued my signed and dated dot physical card upon graduating along with my fuel cards. I started my road training driving localy with jack and was doing great as i have been off the road for ten years i was extremely happy it was coming back to me so quickly. I was the only student in my group shifting properly and not running over curbs or stalling out the truck.I did speed once and was quick to correct it and not speed again.
During the time there we were constantly asked to sign into their lease to own program.I had made it clear wuth my recruiter hayleigh pottle i wanted to be a company driver only and that was my answer while the training continued.I even went so far when asked once to say i thought anyone foolish to sign a lease when you did'nt even know if you and the company were going to be a fit together.
On 11/8/07 about noon time i was called off the road and into an office,given a number to call and was informed i had tested positive for marijuana. I asked this person how this could be possible if you don't smoke pot, the person then started asking me what medications i have been on that could have given a positive result. I told her i was taking 800 miligrams of ibuprofen, flexerill, sinus medicene and airborne immune boosteras i had a 28hr bus ride up there . Then she asked if i had been around anyone smoking pot and i said yes. I could smell it on the bus and in one of the bathrooms on the trip up there.
Now they want me to pay over 1,000.00 for a sap program and sent me home at my expense that same day. First i was told they have a no contest rule but when i continued to argue i was transfered to a michele who said she was the school manager and i could retest for 150.00. I told her i didnt have the money as i was unemployed in florida.
Now i'm worried how this is going to effect my chances of having any company give me a chance to show my driving skills and integrity by giving me a job?Thank You CR England for ruining my life.