Well, we can do our dead level best to be sure the folks who head out our doors and onto the job sites of our clients are drug free (but they sure can come up with some wild and wacky excuses!), but we can’t do a whole lot to control the drug intake of the people who come IN our doors to apply for work. Case in point, a situation that happened in one of our offices this past Friday, and made the local news yesterday:
“ROGERSVILLE — A man typing out a job application at a temporary employment agency in Rogersville Friday morning was allegedly so high on drugs that he fell asleep with his head leaning over the computer keyboard.
Shortly after 10 a.m. Friday Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Stacy Vaughan was dispatched to the “@work” temporary employment office on Rt. 66 in Rogersville on a complaint of a possible intoxicated male.
Upon his arrival Vaughan observed a man sitting at a computer used by applicants to fill out their information, with his head down leaning over the keyboard.
The man, later identified as Eric Wayne Gibson, 31, 169 Lakeview Circle, Rogersville, had reportedly come in around 8 a.m. that morning to fill out a job application, @work employees told Vaughan.
When Vaughan arrived he allegedly watched Gibson for around eight minutes, during which time Gibson “swayed back and forth while appearing to be asleep”
“Eric had very sluggish and slurred speech, along with being unsteady on his feet, and appeared to be under the influence of some type of medication,” Vaughan added…”
Our staff did the right thing and called the police, but this was definitely a new one, even for us! Have you ever had an applicant pass out while they were filling out their application?