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  • Associate 1 in IB - Ind
Dec 2, 2019

NYC passed a law banning companies from testing for marijuana - think it goes into effect by May 2020. Not sure how that affects GS or incoming analysts / associates in regional offices

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Dec 2, 2019

How many potheads can get into Goldman, really?

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Dec 3, 2019

You'd be suprised also who has never hit sum after a 17 hours shift?

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  • Intern in S&T - Other
Dec 3, 2019

found the geed

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Dec 3, 2019

Do they test at London office?

Dec 3, 2019

No firm does that I know of in London. I don't think it is legal for employers to drug test you

  • Intern in S&T - Other
Dec 3, 2019

Anyone with legal knowledge know if they can get around the new law by testing before the law goes into effect even if the role begins in the summer? Also what about foreign banks that have their US headquarters in NYC, does this apply to them?

Dec 4, 2019

If they want, they can get around it by doing what you said. However, I see no reason why they would. They don't test for the fun of it. They test because of some combination of hard and soft rules . . I forget exactly if its FINRA, or just the client market expectation for a certain level of drug testing, or both . . but one way or another, they don't spend the money and energy on testing because its something they want to do. Or said differently: if given a valid excuse for not testin, they won't test.

The law (and all city/state laws) will apply to anyone who employs people in the city, regardless of where their HQ is. Other than maybe some areas of tax law, its safe to assume a company's foreign HQ will never be a factor in determining whether a given US/city/state law applies to them.

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Dec 4, 2019

bruh how hard is it for you to quit weed for 3 weeks? like come on, if you can't do that then you should consider rehab partners, great shop.

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Dec 4, 2019

So, do you really think most banks even give 3 weeks notice? Most times, you get an email telling you that you have 5 days to complete a drug test with no prior warning. When do people receive these emails? Anywhere from immediately post-offer to the day you start working.

So yeah. Not 3 weeks.

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Dec 4, 2019

"Most times, you get an email telling you that you have 5 days to complete a drug test with no prior warning"

Firstly, most times? Based on what? Your incoming intern experience?

Secondly, giving you a 5-day notice is giving you prior notice lol

Thirdly, by law, they are obligated to give you a minimum 10 business days notice.

Dec 4, 2019

Confirmed that they aren't drug screening

Dec 4, 2019

Source?

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Dec 5, 2019
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