Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Drug Tests

Drug Tests
Employee drug tests are on the rise and corporations make up their own rules regarding all types of testing related to pre-employment, random, and testing with reason or suspicion of use on the job. Employers can test future and present employees on any number of substances including but not limited to marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines or methamphetamines, opiates, and PCP. Expanded screening panels can also be requested that test for barbiturates (Phenobarbital), hydrocodone or propoxyphene (Vicodin or Darvon), Quaaludes, benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium), methadone, alcohol, or MDMA (Ecstasy). Pre-employment drug testing is required by many companies, which remains to be very controversial for many reasons including an individual’s right to privacy.
There are primarily five different types of drug tests that are commonly administered. Urine testing is the most common method used because it is the least expensive, and can detect use within one week. Blood testing is the most expensive method, but it is the most accurate and least common. Hair can be tested to detect substance use over a long period of time, but it cannot detect use within the past week. It is several times more expensive than testing urine and is not as common. Saliva testing can detect more recent use and it is easy to administer, but still more expensive than urine testing. Testing sweat is another method of drug testing, but is relatively uncommon and the accuracy is controversial due to many false positive results. Detection periods for all substances depends on the amount, frequency of use, metabolic rate, body mass, age, overall health, and drug tolerance.
Drug tests are also available for home use to test for various drugs that are commonly looked for on a pre-employment drug screening. Home urine tests are inexpensive and can be purchased locally or online, the latter being the less expensive of the two. Prices vary on how many substances the test can detect. For instance, marijuana drug tests are cheaper than drug tests that look for more than just this substance, like three, five, and ten panel drug screens. For more information on drug tests, how they are administered, and passing them, go online and visit numerous sites devoted to this cause. At the heart of the controversy is an individual’s rights to what they consume in their personal time, either for medicinal or recreational reasons. This issue will continue to be up for debate for quite some time. While it’s a fact that drug tests are warranted in some situations, they certainly are not in others.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Discount Printing

Starting a discount printing business is one of the easiest and smartest decisions that I have ever made. Although I now do quite a bit of work, the discount printer idea was originally thought of as a way to make money without working. I got the idea when a friend asked me to help her put together a presentation at the last minute. Basically, there was very little to do besides some busy work. All I had to do was to help her get everything set up right to print and then run the copies off. I realized then that people would probably pay a fortune for a deluxe discount printing service.All I really needed for the discount printing service was a high-end printer, a powerful computer, and some basic supplies. Although it cost me a few thousand dollars to get my discount print shop ready, after an initial investment, I knew that overhead would be pretty low. That is one of the great things about running a discount printing business – your expenses are really reasonable. All I would need was ink, various paper stock, and an occasional printer servicing. The costs would be proportional to how much business that I did, which meant that I would always be able to afford them.I found a supplier for cheap printer toner, set up my gear, and I was ready to go. I won't say that we are the cheapest printer out there, but we do have some good prices with a great turn around. The thing is, I was trained as a graphic designer. I fell so easily into this job that it even scared me. Although I often get rave reviews from clients about the quality of my discount printing company, for me it is all in a day's work.One of the great things about discount printing is the high rate of customer loyalty. You would not believe how many of my customers come back again and again to have me do the job for them. Many of them have had last-minute jobs messed up for them before by other discount print houses. If I do a great job even once, I have them hooked for life. And once I hook them, I get their friends and associates as well. Word of mouth really is the best for of advertising, especially in the business I am in.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

How To Shuffle Poker Chips

How to shuffle poker chips a small video from utube video clip.com that i found on how to shuffle poker chips very cool and easy for you guys that have always wanted to know .

Click here for the video on how to shuffle poker chips

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Women Want Romance

The next time you are in a grocery store take a look at the cover of the
women’s magazines.They all have a few relationship articles and some romance tips.
Now think about what movies are popular with women.
They are usually about loving relationships.
While those loving relationships can be friendships between women,
more often than not the movie involves the tender romance between a man and a woman.
What does that tell you? Women want romance.

Guys, when is the last time you made a romantic gesture to your sweetheart?
Roses, chocolates or night out on the town are all nice,
but loving romance doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.
Women love to receive romantic love letters.
Writing a love letter to your sweetheart will only cost you the time to write it.
A love letter doesn’t have to be long or filled with flowery words,
it just needs to be from the heart.
Take a few moments and write a short love letter to your sweetheart.
When you see her reaction, you will be glad you did.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Do you Squidoo?

Do you Squidoo?

Squidoo.com is a social networking site that allows people to create a "lens" (page) about any topic. Many businesses are using these lenses to help try and build new business. Real estate agent Ken Smith has built up a few lenses that cover areas that he sells homes in. Here are a couple of them; Roselle, IL and Algonquin, IL. As you can see these lenses are built to give information about the city and then drive traffic to the main website to convert the leads.

By thinking outside of the "box" Ken had been able to increase his online exposure and capture new leads. So how can you use Squidoo to help build your brand?