I had to fire the son of a friend today. I had hired him as a favor to Robert. The boy told me that he smoked dope but had decided to quit and try his hand at being an adult. He seemed on the straight and narrow, always showing up on time, working hard and diligently. I postponed his random piss-test for three weeks but ultimately had to have his pre-employment screen and he showed traces of THC still. The boy swears he hasn't smoked since the week before I hired him and he really needed his job but I am powerless to resist the system. This really sucks when a system gets so out of hand over something as stupid and harmless as a joint once in a while. How did we create a system that makes kids unemployable when they engage in a little recreational escape and then decide to play by the rules? I hope he starts selling herb and makes a damned fortune selling it to the insurance company's children.