Ask the Code about Substance Use
Troubled by substance abuse
Dear Code of Conduct, I think I have a substance use problem. I want to get help and keep myself and others safe but I don’t want to lose my job - that will make things so much worse. What can I do?
Leader with questions
Dear Code of Conduct, I am a leader and have heard that an employee working out in the field may be under the influence of a substance and is unfit for work. What do I do? Should I have the employee drive back to the yard so I can talk with him in a private space?
Dear Code of Conduct, I often have a beer at lunch when I’m out with co-workers for lunch. I never have too much but based on The City’s Substance Use Policy I wonder if I could lose my job because of this.
Sleepy when hungry
Dear Code of Conduct, My doctor has prescribed a new medication for a medical condition I have. One of the side effects of this medication is that it makes me feel quite sleepy, especially when I haven’t eaten for a while. As a City Bus Operator, I am required to “be on my toes” and alert while driving a City vehicle in heavy traffic and interacting with citizens using the transit system. Do I need to tell my supervisor every time I’ve taken my meds?