More fears about this new job!!!

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andwes
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   Posted 4/12/2007 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Well you might know it - got a call from HR person trying to finalize my paperwork so I can start new job on Monday and they don't have my drug test back - when she looked it up it said "under review" at which point my heart almost jumped out of my chest (you know me and health anxiety).  I'm not scared about it being drugs, as I'm not on any except BP, but of course I thought maybe they found something else - like blood in my urine or something deadly.  Supposedly it's that the tech didn't check off which test to do so nothing got done but now I may have to run out there again tomorrow and have another, hoping I can make it to new job Monday.  Also, background check didn't come back because they can't verify my college attendance (40 years ago for God's sake) because the school I went to went out of business in 1972!!!! HHHHAAAA.  It's always something.  So of course now I'm sitting here with heart pounding, hands shaking (I'm typing this just to keep from shaking all over), BP rising and new fear that "something" will hold up this new job start.  I realize I'm a horrible worrier but look at how these things always seem to happen to me - is it my bad Karma???????????  Just say a prayer this all falls into place by tomorrow (Friday) so I can have a peaceful weekend and a new job on Monday!  Thanks to all for listening....needed to vent.

djdaz_1985
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   Posted 4/12/2007 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   

You have come too far to let something as minor as this set you back. I can't believe they had trouble with your background check! lol Chin up and chill out. Even though it looks like 'the big guy upstairs' is working against you, he really isnt. You will soon be in a wonderful new job, with new friends and a new lease of life.

Hope you have a quiet weekend

Darren


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Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/12/2007 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
andwes
if there was blood in your urine I am sure you would have noticed the off color

You and I are in same boat I went to a school that closed 30 plus plus yrs ago ..hmmmm wonder why they cant get records lol.........

No worries I know and deep down you know too that all will work out

MS said it best
Mountains outta molehills

Be strong and know its gonna work out
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   Posted 4/12/2007 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't worry about the background check. If you still have your diploma bring it to them, but I bet you don't have to do that. Blood in urine? I can't be sure but I don't think they test for that. Lyn can probably tell you more, but it's a toxicology test. They insert agents into a sample that will react to specific substances should they be there. They're not looking for blood...they're looking for opiates, THC, etc. They're not sending this to a medical lab that tests for everything. It's probably a specific company that does only drug tests.

Even if they somehow find the blood and report it, that's not going to stop you from getting hired at this point. They've got too much invested in you. They're going to be giving you insurance and will expect you to be treated for any maladies you may have. End of story.

Not much happens of Fridays. That's just the way offices are, as you probably know. Don't expect an answer but ENJOY the weekend anyway. Everyone here is right: You have this job. It's yours. Everything you're going through right now? Formalities.

andwes
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   Posted 4/13/2007 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   
What would I do without all you wonderful people.....every time I read posts like those in support of my crazy neurotic fears it makes me cry.....no other people would be as understanding and kind as the folks here.  As I've said before - once you've had as many disappointments as I've had during my life, it's very difficult not to EXPECT another one - but all your comments make so much sense and it's so generous of you even to take the time to try and calm and old fool like me.  You'll be the first to know when this all comes to fruition and I'm sitting in my new office! 

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   Posted 4/13/2007 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I am so glad you feel the support anwes
We are and have always been here or you
Please do remember that hun k

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   Posted 4/13/2007 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it...

The prob with us APers we spend that 90% worrying....

Hang in there and I am sure it will work out...
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   Posted 4/18/2007 5:49 AM (GMT -6)   
 
I haven't responded to this thread before but I read it and was thinking about you, hoping things worked out on Monday. Did you start your new job?
 
I don't have Panic Disorder, my 17 year old son does. I have depression and although medication helps ALOT, the effects on your life are sometimes the same as those with Anxiety.
 
Wishing you well!!

andwes
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   Posted 4/18/2007 6:51 AM (GMT -6)   
THANKS all you wonderful people for your interest and concern.  Yes, I did start my new job (still haven't had that dreaded physical though) and it was a great week to start and get acclimated because my new boss is traveling on business in China all week.  LOTS, LOTS to learn and it'll be alot busier than my last temp assignment in the other department but hopefully this ole brain will be able to process all the information and do a good job.....I'm amazed at how much scarier it is to start new things the older you get....haven't slept well all week as I'm trying to "ingest" all the things I'm learning and it's not as easy as it was 30 years ago.   And regarding that physical - I heard from another employee that it's just a health "screening" so they don't do much at all, just go over your medical history with you....man, that would take alot off my mind.  Probably still do take your BP and that's what scares me but I guess at this point they couldn't do much about it since I'm already on the payroll !!!!  I probably won't be able to write as often anymore as there won't be much "free" time, but I'll do what I can because I swear this site and all your amazing support are what keeps me on the straight and narrow mentally.  Let's just all say a prayer forl those souls who lost their lives at Virginina Tech the other day and realize that there are some who have it worse than we think we do sometimes.  Andrea

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Wish you the best and keep us posted the best you can...
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   Posted 4/18/2007 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I was wondering what happened to you and am glad you posted. I think it's great you've started, and no longer have as much worry about the physical. I'm 99.999 percent sure they won't fire you for having high blood pressure!

There's no doubt in my mind you'll be very good at this job. It's always hard to get into something new, young or old, but you've done it a few time's, I'm sure, and you'll be a-okay.

Ocean&Sun
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   Posted 4/18/2007 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   

Andwes,

After reading your post...they will be lucky to have such an attentive and conscientious new employee!

Don't worry...have faith and you will be great : )

Ocean&Sun

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   Posted 4/28/2007 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Andwes, are you still around?

I've been wondering how your job is going. Don't be a stranger!
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