Does Dairy Queen drug test for pre-employment? That’s a question you should know the answer to before applying for a job at Dairy Queen, or any other job for that matter, if you’re someone who uses drugs.
If you abstain from all forms of drugs then you probably shouldn’t care much as it wouldn’t make a difference in your case. Dairy Queen (“DQ”) is a fast food/ice cream chain that has a presence in several countries.
Dairy Queen Company Facts.
Dairy Queen was founded in 1940 in the State of Illinois by John Fremont McCullough. There are over 6,000 Dairy Queen fast food restaurants throughout the United States. The company also has a global presence with fast food restaurants in over 30 countries outside the United States.
A subset called ‘DQ Grill and Chill’ opened in 2001 which sell, in addition to ice cream, burgers and other forms of fast food. This makes DQ a complete restaurant. The first two Dairy Queen Grill and Chill were in Tennessee in 2001.
Dairy Queen offers both full time and part-time/shift hour employment. This suits people who work a second job as the staggered work hours l give them the chance to hold down two jobs at one time.
There are three main categories of employment – the Chill Staff, the Grill Staff, and Hospitality Staffs. The Chill Staff are those responsible for maintaining the restaurant.
Grill Staff are those in the kitchen, responsible for preparing the food. Hospitality Staff execute customer service operations. DQ also offers employment as cashiers and managers.
Dairy Queen Drug Test Policy in 2023
You’ll find a different drug test policy from store to store. Each Dairy Queen branch has its own separate management policy. Whether or not that particular branch tests employees for drugs depend on its individual management.
According to research I made on the subject, some Dairy Queen branches don’t drug test at all. Others will have prospective employees undergo an unsupervised drug test.
Unsupervised drug tests are much easier to pass compared to supervised tests. That’s not a green light however for you to be high on the job. If you’re caught stoned on the job, or even if your manager just becomes suspicious that you might be using drugs, you might be asked to undergo a drug test, or even be fired on the spot.
In some branches there are jobs that will require drug testing as opposed to other jobs that won’t. Jobs that often require testing are usually for cooks or manager. These jobs carry more responsibility, so it makes more sense to ensure those holding them are clean, as opposed to those holding less hazardous or demanding jobs.
What to Expect During the Dairy Queen Hiring Process.
The turnover at Dairy Queen is quite high so it’s rather easy to get a job there. As stated above, there are many jobs types you can apply for. These include, but are not limited to: cashiers, cooks, or even as a manager.
You start by filling in an application which you can get online or from your local Dairy Queen branch. A manager will then get in touch with you to set up a date and time for an interview.
You should take with you for the interview your drivers license, social security card, resume, and a bank statement. After a few questions, you’ll find out whether or not you are hired and, if so, when you can start. The entire process is straightforward and easy to go through, especially if your local Dairy Queen doesn’t require a drug test.
Does Dairy Queen (DQ) Do Drug Test?
Like we said, each Dairy Queen branch has its own management and employment hiring criteria. Not all owners require their potential employees to take a drug test.
The reason is that their turnover is so high. Because it’s usually a minimum wage job, they really need people to fill vacant positions.
Your odds of getting tested will vary according to the position you’re applying for. Most front desk cashiers aren’t tested. On the other hand, cooks and managers are more likely to be asked to complete a drug test.
Does Dairy Queen Do Random and Pre-Promotional Drug Tests?
Unless you give them a reason to, they probably won’t ask you to do a random drug test. They will become suspicious, however, if you have multiple accidents and/or or you appear to be high from the way you act or speak. If so, then you might be asked to undergo a drug test.
As for promotions, the answer is ‘yes’. It’ll still vary from branch to branch but you’ll most likely have to pass a drug test in order to get a promotion.
What Kind of Drug Test Does Dairy Queen Use?
As opposed to most places where there are strict drug testing policies; at Dairy Queen; if you’re asked to take a drug test; it’ll be an unsupervised one. Obviously an unsupervised urine drug test is much easier to pass than a supervised one.
As I have already mentioned, it’s a minimum paying wage job with high turnover. That’s why Dairy Queen needs to be tolerant to a variety of things in order to keep hiring. If you want to continue to do drugs, then make sure to do it away from work. Any suspicion that you’re high could get you fired straightaway.
How to Pass Urine Drug Test at Dairy Queen?
In the unlikely event you are requested to take an unsupervised urine drug test, there are three approaches that will increase your odds of passing the test.
1. If you have enough time until your test, you might try detoxing your body naturally. It is an effective approach for a ‘light’ to ‘moderate’ user. But, if you are a ‘heavy’ marijuana user, it will take from 35 to 90 days to properly cleanse your body.
2. Use a whole body detox program like the Toxin Rid program or detox drink like Mega Clean or XXTRA Clean to cleanse your body from all unwanted toxins, including THC.
If you don’t have enough time to complete a Toxin Rid program before your test, you might consider using a detox drink like Mega Clean or XXTRA Clean on your drug test day.
We have seen that these detox drinks are effective for a ‘light’ or ‘moderate’ user. Unfortunately, if you are a ‘heavy’, user such drinks decrease your chances of passing the test to less than 50%.
We always recommend checking your THC levels with a home urine drug test before you take your test. This helps you find out where you stand and what you should do next.
3. If you still test positive on a home urine drug test after completing detox program, drinking a detox drink, or caught by surprise with your test, you might consider using synthetic urine. This may work for an unsupervised test. However, there is always the risk of being caught and facing penalties for such action.
So, the answer to the question: ‘Does Dairy Queen drug test for pre-employment?’ is most likely ‘no’.
However, the rules differ from one Dairy Queen to another, as each is owned by a different person or group of individuals. The rules of employment at each Dairy Queen is determined the owner. However, in most Dairy Queen branches there are no pre-employment drug tests.
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420 Magazine: Anyone ever use toxin rid
American Journal of Clinical Pathology, The Effects of Adulterants and Selected Ingested Compounds on Drugs-of-Abuse Testing in Urine