YMCA does not drug test workers

YMCA does not drug test workers

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Concerned Mother

Brentwood, TN

#1 Feb 4, 2010
I am a concerned mother letting the other parents of Greeneville know: The YMCA does NOT drug test the people who are employed there. If you send your child to the afterschool program or activities beware. After many complaints of some workers being involved with illegal drugs, they still will not drug test them. No, not everyone there... there are many great people who work there. But most of the afterschool care workers need to be tested to protect our children who go there or want to go there. Imagine if one of these people wrecked while driving your child from school to the YMCA? In a job being around children and driving them..... THEY ALL SHOULD BE TESTED TO KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE
Unconcerned Father

Johnson City, TN

#2 Feb 4, 2010
Then don't send your kids there.... or you can just whine on a topix board.
Waterlily

Knoxville, TN

#3 Feb 5, 2010
Concerned Mother wrote:
I am a concerned mother letting the other parents of Greeneville know: The YMCA does NOT drug test the people who are employed there. If you send your child to the afterschool program or activities beware. After many complaints of some workers being involved with illegal drugs, they still will not drug test them. No, not everyone there... there are many great people who work there. But most of the afterschool care workers need to be tested to protect our children who go there or want to go there. Imagine if one of these people wrecked while driving your child from school to the YMCA? In a job being around children and driving them..... THEY ALL SHOULD BE TESTED TO KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE
I have been a member of the YMCA for 25yrs. Both of my children went to the after-school program there and to pre-school there. WE never had a problem.

I know that employees come and go, but this facility does cater to children. You get some bad and some good; just like with everything.

Why ruin the reputation of a wonderful facility because of one persons action's, conduct, or mistake?

I go to the YMCA 3 times a week, and now I take my grandson. I have no problem with that.....
Tommy

Fort Campbell, TN

#4 Feb 6, 2010
Looks like I've found the job for me!
flex

Brentwood, TN

#5 Feb 6, 2010
Waterlily wrote:
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I have been a member of the YMCA for 25yrs. Both of my children went to the after-school program there and to pre-school there. WE never had a problem.
I know that employees come and go, but this facility does cater to children. You get some bad and some good; just like with everything.
Why ruin the reputation of a wonderful facility because of one persons action's, conduct, or mistake?
I go to the YMCA 3 times a week, and now I take my grandson. I have no problem with that.....
How do you know it's only one person? You might want to take a look around.....

I have been a member of the YMCA for a few years myself. Although I am not a parent myself, I do believe that all employees working with children no matter what position they hold should be drug tested.

There are so many people in our community without jobs that deserve the chance to work that are drug free.
Anon

Johnson City, TN

#6 Feb 6, 2010
So why should a private company be forced to pay for drug testing? I got it flex, you give the Y some dough and tell them to use it for drug testing.
Momof2

Knoxville, TN

#7 Feb 6, 2010
I agree that employees working with kids at any job should be drug tested. Why is this not common sense? I'll take it one step further and say I believe that EVERY job should require drug testing. Otherwise, those companies that do not test will attract those who do drugs.
Momof2

Knoxville, TN

#8 Feb 6, 2010
Concerned Mother isn't telling the Y they have to pay for it, I think she is saying that the Y should WANT to pay the expense to know that their customers are SAFE. Do those who are against drug testing condone drug use?
Anon

Johnson City, TN

#9 Feb 6, 2010
No... I am against it, but you have options. Have your kids go somewhere that they do. It seems you are trying to force them to pay for something. Just don't take your kids there.
lady

United States

#10 Feb 7, 2010
Do you people realize that your kids teachers at school are not drug tested? I understand that the teachers may not drive your kids around but they do spend lots of time with them. I think that parents should be more concerned with whether their kids are happy with where they have to be away from home and are the YMCA after school staff nice to my kids. I have only heard good things about the afterschool program at the YMCA. I agree with some of the others "send your kids somewhere else"m
concerned parent

Brentwood, TN

#11 Feb 12, 2010
lady wrote:
Do you people realize that your kids teachers at school are not drug tested? I understand that the teachers may not drive your kids around but they do spend lots of time with them. I think that parents should be more concerned with whether their kids are happy with where they have to be away from home and are the YMCA after school staff nice to my kids. I have only heard good things about the afterschool program at the YMCA. I agree with some of the others "send your kids somewhere else"m
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Any and everyone involved with the well being of children should be drug tested. This is definately something that should be brought to the attention of our congressmen. I will have to say
you made an excellent point there.

On the other hand I can tell by the comments of parents who do not care by saying "send your kids somewhere else"....three of my children attend the YMCA and there are many great employees....but I do care.

From the comments I have read it seems to me that we need more concerned parents.
Theyre everywhere

Knoxville, TN

#12 Feb 12, 2010
I agree there should be testing for anybody who deals w/children,but if everybody did test,their would be a shortage of people who could work w/children.A vast majority of people could'nt pass a hair pholical(sp???)test.
Travis-Shults

Gallatin, TN

#13 Feb 13, 2010
In a time of recession we need to let anyone who can work work because jobs are needed. When the economy comes back around then we will have the ability to drug test.
Let well enough alone , let people work.
myself....I think issues like this HINDER small towns like Greeneville from progressing. In out quaint little "Bible belt" here, EVERYTHING is considered evil and harmful to the children. Come on folks....is worship at church really going to feel any different because of the distance from the front door of a business who sells beer? Do we really think kids are going to file out of school at 3:15 and go buy a 6 pack solely because its closer to them? This isnt clear thinking. I dont support any one business or am I connected to really anyone who would benefit from sales of alchohol here....I just feel that in a town that is suffering from stagnant business, nothing should be left off the table when it comes to someone making a living here
bigdog52

Fort Campbell, TN

#14 Feb 13, 2010
Travis-Shults wrote:
In a time of recession we need to let anyone who can work work because jobs are needed. When the economy comes back around then we will have the ability to drug test.
Let well enough alone , let people work.
myself....I think issues like this HINDER small towns like Greeneville from progressing. In out quaint little "Bible belt" here, EVERYTHING is considered evil and harmful to the children. Come on folks....is worship at church really going to feel any different because of the distance from the front door of a business who sells beer? Do we really think kids are going to file out of school at 3:15 and go buy a 6 pack solely because its closer to them? This isnt clear thinking. I dont support any one business or am I connected to really anyone who would benefit from sales of alchohol here....I just feel that in a town that is suffering from stagnant business, nothing should be left off the table when it comes to someone making a living here
Well said.
More money

Kingsport, TN

#15 Feb 13, 2010
concerned parent wrote:
<quoted text>
**********
Any and everyone involved with the well being of children should be drug tested. This is definately something that should be brought to the attention of our congressmen. I will have to say
you made an excellent point there.
On the other hand I can tell by the comments of parents who do not care by saying "send your kids somewhere else"....three of my children attend the YMCA and there are many great employees....but I do care.
From the comments I have read it seems to me that we need more concerned parents.
And who do you expect to pay for all this drug testing? Do all of you realize that the YMCA is not a private company who does what they do for profit? The Y is a non-profit agency that relies on the dues, fees, and donations of the communities in which they are located. And do you have any idea how much money you're talking about here...just for the Y, not to mention the school system? How about if the Y charges additional dues to only the parents/families who have children that attend AND who want to have drug testing done?? It will have to be a large enough increase to pay for the drug testing for any employee who might even say "hello" to your child, much less interact with them, along with the salary for the new employee that would be required just to handle all of the paperwork and scheduling that would result from such a task. The cost will be spread across just those families who want the testing, though, so the individual increase can't be measured until we know who wants it bad enough to pay the cost....
robo

Brentwood, TN

#16 Feb 13, 2010
Theyre everywhere wrote:
I agree there should be testing for anybody who deals w/children,but if everybody did test,their would be a shortage of people who could work w/children.A vast majority of people could'nt pass a hair pholical(sp???)test.
guess thats why theay all shave there heads and from what i hear there are just as many girls here as guys that coulnd pass a test
Testing

Gallatin, TN

#17 Feb 13, 2010
Drug testing can be illegal search. They must have a policy and you can ask for it. Is there policy not drug free. If not it should be. Drug dealers and gaming folks love to be around kids after all they have all our money.
robo

Brentwood, TN

#18 Feb 13, 2010
Travis-Shults wrote:
In a time of recession we need to let anyone who can work work because jobs are needed. When the economy comes back around then we will have the ability to drug test.
Let well enough alone , let people work.
myself....I think issues like this HINDER small towns like Greeneville from progressing. In out quaint little "Bible belt" here, EVERYTHING is considered evil and harmful to the children. Come on folks....is worship at church really going to feel any different because of the distance from the front door of a business who sells beer? Do we really think kids are going to file out of school at 3:15 and go buy a 6 pack solely because its closer to them? This isnt clear thinking. I dont support any one business or am I connected to really anyone who would benefit from sales of alchohol here....I just feel that in a town that is suffering from stagnant business, nothing should be left off the table when it comes to someone making a living here
dont think anybody said anyting bout alcohol dude but let me tell you there are alot of good people that would like to have your job right now and appreciate it maybe you need to move
Diamond

Fort Campbell, TN

#19 Feb 13, 2010
Travis-Shults wrote:
In a time of recession we need to let anyone who can work work because jobs are needed. When the economy comes back around then we will have the ability to drug test.
Let well enough alone , let people work.
myself....I think issues like this HINDER small towns like Greeneville from progressing. In out quaint little "Bible belt" here, EVERYTHING is considered evil and harmful to the children. Come on folks....is worship at church really going to feel any different because of the distance from the front door of a business who sells beer? Do we really think kids are going to file out of school at 3:15 and go buy a 6 pack solely because its closer to them? This isnt clear thinking. I dont support any one business or am I connected to really anyone who would benefit from sales of alchohol here....I just feel that in a town that is suffering from stagnant business, nothing should be left off the table when it comes to someone making a living here
Travis, I can understand why parents are concerned about the well being of their children in this "Bible BELT" town of ours. Selling beer close to a church or school has nothing to do with our town's stagnant business( as you call it). I strongly disagree with your statement "nothing should be left off the table when it comes to someone making a living here." I can only imagine what some people would do to make a living......Do you want strip clubs in Greeenville? What about whore houses? Do you want drugs to be legal because someone needs to make a living?

I agree that people need to work, but I do not agree that "nothing should be left off the table when it comes to making a living here."

Too many other towns with the same laws as Greeneville are progressing. Those laws to protect children and respect churches are not Greeneville's problem.
The big test

Gallatin, TN

#20 Feb 13, 2010
God is watching. Man will always be sinful. It just seems like sin and recreation go together real easy. Recreation should be for enjoyment but it is'nt. I saw a parent jumping on a kid last night because he didn't play ball the way the parent thought that he should. The same man was so happy telling about how much he had made last weekend betting on the game and the little kids at eastview games. Sick Sick Sick Why do we pay taxes for this trash and why do we put up with it

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