I was offered employment at company X if my pre-employment contingencies were met (drug test and background check). So I filled out paperwork, and did a hair follicle test and went about my normal life.
Fast forward one week, I receive an email from someone in human resources saying that my pre-employment contingencies were met, and that I was free to resign my current employer. So I began packing up my stuff, looking at new apartments, and tying up loose-ends at home (my new job is several hours from my home in a different state).
Well yesterday I receive an email from the Lab saying my hair follicle test indicates Iâ??ve used cocaine in the past. Mind you, this is after I received an email saying that I was in the clear from HR. Now the HR department at company X is mandating that I retake the hair test.
I know this has got to be a false-positive; I have never touched drugs in my life. Iâ??ve never smoked weed, touched a cigarette and I seldom drink alcohol. They withdrew hair from my armpits, so basically anything in the past year could show up. The thing is, I rarely go to parties and all of my friends are clean (as far as I know). Iâ??ve taken amoxicillin in the past 6 months, which Iâ??ve read could cause a false positive for cocaine.
The most fucked up part is that Company X told me I could resign my current job and Iâ??ve already signed a year-long lease at a place. I have no family, but imagine if I did?
What should I do? I paid for my own drug test yesterday and came back clean. I also paid for my own blood panel check and physical to make sure I am healthy (which I am). Iâ??m going to bring my script for the amoxicillin to the drug retest. Iâ??m really torn over this.