Re: new job and pain meds
I don't know the concrete answer to your question because I've heard different stories about people having different experiences with this.
I've heard that during the testing process they ask if you are on any prescription medications and if so, what kind and what dose. This way, when it shows up in your urine, although you are taking meds, they report that the test was clean.
I've heard the same situation where the test came back positive for opaites, however those meds were legit and didn't cause a problem with the person being hired.
BUT, you also hear the stories about someone taking legit medications and not being hired too.
Like the other posters mentioned, a lot of it has to do with the prospective employer and how they feel about it, and what kind of work you are doing. If you are required to operate heavy machinery or drive a company vehicle, then the use of opiates would not be acceptable for liability reasons.
Did you let the testing personnel know you were taking legally prescribed medications before hand?
I do hope that if this is the job you want, that your medication will not keep you from getting it. Good luck & let us know!!