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Jan 20, 2022 - 10:50am

Bro just drink tons of water, exercise a ton and hopefully you have low body fat content. I was in your shoes and flushed my system in less than a week because I was only given 7 days notice that I needed to test at all. 90 days is what's online but it's different for everyone. Gradually cut down then stop for a month and you'll be 100% fine

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Jan 20, 2022 - 10:51am


Hi all,

 I will quit if necessary but I'm trying to determine the necessity of that at the moment. 

To be a functioning adult, not smoking every day is a necessity. I would take this opportunity as a personal challenge to ease up on the devil's cabbage even if you go back to smoking on the weekends.

  • PM in HF - RelVal
Jan 20, 2022 - 1:26pm

My understanding is that pre-employment drug screens in NYC cannot test for THC anymore, so you shouldn't have anything to worry about.

That said, my approach as a daily user when interviewing in the past:

1) Buy a box or two of home THC tests.

2) Quit at least a month before when you expect to be tested, drink a ton of water, and test yourself periodically at home. It'll be useful to know how long it takes to test clean for the future (~3 weeks for me).

3) Reschedule drug tests with an excuse (out of country, schedule conflict, etc.) if you're still testing positive. You may want to order "Quick Fix" as a backup plan too.

I personally think you can still be a functional adult even if you're a daily user. I know many people at my fund who would definitely fail if randomly tested, but it's not something you worry about once you're hired full-time.

  • Associate 1 in PE - Other
Jan 20, 2022 - 9:34pm

Certo. Have taken four drug tests in my life and Certo has never failed me. Look up guides online

  • Associate 2 in HF - EquityHedge
Jan 22, 2022 - 7:21pm

Anecdotally, a coworker starting at another MM HF in July 2021 refused to take a thc test given the new law and HR caved.

Jan 23, 2022 - 12:29am

It still amazes me that firms/HR even care about this shit...

"Markets can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent."

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jan 22, 2022 - 9:02pm

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