Sun 26 Sep 2004
Kuro5hin has this article on some of the sickening choices people are not forced to make:
The employment application of a major temporary staffing company, Randstad, requires the applicant to authorize and consent to "drug and alcohol testing and/or a search of my person, my work area, my personal property and/or my automobile." [Emphasis added.] The application further threatens, "I understand that my employment may be terminated [if I test positive], if I refuse to consent to testing or to a search, [or if it looks like I cheated the test]" [Emphasis added.] Fired unless assumed innocent. Lovely.
I have a feeling if we really read all the fine print for all the things we subscribe to, sign up for, or participate in, we'd find out that our rights are nothing like we think they are.