To the Editor:
In your March '94 issue you write
that "according to two Congressionally
chartered think tanks … there is little
evidence that drug testing improves
overall worker productivity" ("From
What We Gather," Eight-Penny News).
Someone is missing the point in a
major way if they expected productivity
to increase as a result of drug testing.
Silly me, but I was under the impression
that drug testing was to promote
and ensure safety.
My previous employer had mandatory
drug screening for all new hires, as well
as the right to request unannounced tests
for all employees as a condition of
employment. The logic behind this
should be crystal clear: We did not want
zonked-out guys building scaffolding for