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I'm 17 years old and I've been looking for a summer job, which would basically be my first "real" job. I was offered a great one a few days ago by a friend where I'd basically be working in a giant park all summer by driving people around in golf carts and working on boats which I'd really like to do. I'd basically get to be outdoors all summer doing fun things while getting paid well. I went in for an interview yesterday and got a call/email back saying that I was accepted to work there and to go orientation tomorrow. I smoke weed every so often, maybe 1-2 times a month. The catch is that I also have to pay 15$ for a drug test, which I will most certainly fail. My questions are basically:
1) The friend who works there told me previously that they only tested for "hard" drugs, like PCP, cocaine or meth which I have never done. Is this actually a possibility or will I certainly lose the job because I smoked pot? I did some research (yay Googling) and found that basically all tests test for 5 certain types of drugs, including cannabis. If it matters, it's a saliva test.
2) Is there any way that I can be punished for trying and getting caught, I know that coming up positive on a drug test isn't the same as being caught with drugs actually on you, but is there any way for this to affect future employment opportunities for me or cause me to get in some kind of law enforcement/school trouble?
3) Should I even bother trying to pass the test and hoping that maybe they'll let me take the job if I explain to them that I'm not a heavy drug user and would stop completely if given the job, or should I just start looking for something else (and obviously cut back completely on smoking).
A lot of these questions are subjective and probably differ vastly depending on where you work, but I'm wondering if anyone has had experience with this. Thanks for any help you guys can give, and I know I am very, very dumb.