Originally Posted by rebkell
His employers must have a pretty lax drug policy. I'm sure Opium is on the approved list.
Originally Posted by Zookster
So given that inconsistency, anything is possible in this show in regards to Eliot's actual mental condition, symptoms, and treatment.
I've personally interacted with schizophrenics before, and Eliot, as presented thus far in the show, is simply too calm (we haven't seen any outbursts), clear-thinking (he can solve difficult problems), self-aware (he's aware he's talking to a voice in his head), perceptive (he's able to accurately access other people's mental/emotional states), and goal-oriented (he's able to complete complex multi-step tasks to completion).
In that case, I won't get anxious about it...otherwise, that would be...
Originally Posted by NetworkTV
A lot of companies have given up drug testing since so many things can set it off. Most figure, as long as you come to work each day and do your job properly, they don't care what substances you take on your own time.
And that's the way it should be.
What people do on their own time is no f_cking business of their employers.
The various places I've done work for in the past no longer bother checking. It's not worth the expense since most people pass, anyway. For the few that don't, they either still perform well enough.
It's funny how testing was never considered decades ago for alcohol abuse (see Mad Men
Companies these days are more concerned with how stupid you act on social media.
Originally Posted by wco81
If that is the gimmick to this show, it's going to be all downhill.
If it becomes more obvious, viewers will drop off like flies.