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Ten Cents to the Job

Do you remember a time when jobs paid very small amounts of money, you know, before inflation kicked in? If you don’t remember that, then do australian standards approved breathalyseryou remember being a kid and setting up a lemonade stand or a lawn mowing service? You remember that you had to offer your products or services at a very low rate, because after all you were just a kid. Then you grew up, got your first paycheck, and all of a sudden money became very real to you.

The concept of paying or being paid ten cents to the job, so to speak, is the inherent satisfaction that many people get out of their work, if they have the right attitude about it. In other words, it is a way to spend your days and keep out of trouble, and it helps to pay the bills, as well.

Well, that IS the right attitude to have if we all lived in a perfect world where everyone pays their bills on time and your spouse is flawless in every way.

What is the right attitude to have about your job since you live in THIS world?

That’s a good question.

Many scientists, philosophers, and artists have made the point that you cannot go further than you are right now if you cannot be happy and content in your current position, first. Why would a company invest more in your job if you are not investing enough in it as it is now?

In the workplace environment, many employees who are abusing drugs or alcohol find themselves very unhappy with their jobs and with the stress created by even working. Often, these people move from job to job because they blame their unhappiness on the job itself, rather than their own low emotional maturity.

CMM Technology brings employee drug testing and NATA accredited alcohol breathalyser recalibration to your business. We know how important it is that your employee turnaround be low and that your productivity is high. We also understand that you will need some high quality drug test equipment in order to make this happen. CMM Technology is the company from which to place your order: (+61) 1300 79 70 30.

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Cultural Literacy and Your Knowledge Base

When someone enrolls in a speed reading program, they are given a sample of articles to practice on so that they can determine their speedCultural Literacy and Your Knowledge Base reading capabilities. They are asked to use articles which are of an interest to them but which they do not have a wide range of knowledge concerning. You see, in order to establish a baseline for their reading speed, they need to be able to measure their own comprehension first.

Your comprehension cannot be as accurately measured if you have a wide knowledge base about your subject matter.

Over the course of the speed reading program, you will not only be taught how to read faster but also how to gain higher comprehension, even than you did before you began the program. At this point, you will be encouraged to increase your knowledge base. This includes all of the random things about a culture that everyone in the culture generally knows. As you increase your knowledge base, your general speed of reading will also increase, since you have a foundation and partial recognition of all of the new information about which you are reading.

It’s a pretty effective program. Students are even asked to purchase and read The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy a little bit every day. This is recommended as being a way to increase their knowledge base and therefore their future reading speed when they delve into new subjects with their books.

At CMM Technology, we understand if you don’t have a wide knowledge base of drug test equipment. That is alright, and we are fine with it. It is our job to provide you with the best drug test kits and alcohol tests which are appropriate for your business and, if you call us today, you can find out what would work the best for your business. You can even order a few units of each type from us and find out for yourself which ones are the most effective for you and your business. CMM Technology is even NATA accredited for our breathalyser recalibration service.

Cultural literacy is important, but in business, drug testing literacy can be crucial. To order from us, call CMM Technology today at: (+61) 1300 79 70 30.

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Fear of Your Inexperience

If you know about how to put a show together, then starting a job as a stagehand Fear of Your Inexperienceis not a difficult experience. However, if you have just begun a new job, then you know that you are inexperienced and need to learn new and better ways to dealing with things that you do not understand.

Now, in the case of a new job, everyone who works around you knows that you are inexperienced. They give you all kinds of slack so that you can learn the ropes without being too harshly criticized right away. In the end, though, you are expected to have learned the new steps and the latest basic processes for accomplishing your new task and company goals.

Of course, if you are not starting a new job, then you may not necessarily be understood to be new at something. At this point, you will be expected to fulfill the requirements of your desired goal without messing it up.

That is a lot of pressure to put on someone, and unless you ask for more instruction and information, the new tasks of adulthood can really be too much for you to handle at one time, which is why some adults resort to drinking or drugs in order to handle the additional pressures of their lives.

Of course, this is not constructive, but it does make you forget how little about the world around you that you really know.

Now, if it helps, understand that everyone, no matter who they are, is easily confronted with situations about their lives which they would like to handle better. You are not alone in this. However, if you still believe that you are, remember that drugs or drinking is not the way to get to more knowledge and experience.

CMM Technology helps you to identify employees who are just along for the ride and those who actually wish to contribute something worthwhile to your company. Employee drug testing is essential for seeing who is fit for duty and who is not. Do not worry about fear of your inexperience. Try our alcohol tests, and know that we will provide you with all of the information you will need for your drug testing in Western Australia: (+61) 1300 79 70 30.

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The Pied Piper of Business Finance

Recalibration, Pre Screening, Chain Of CustodyFinancial accounts within an organisation are a tricky business. Accounts receivable and incoming payments can defer owed money, so your chief financial officer must pay careful attention to ongoing account activity in order to make sure that too much is not promised and too little paid in ongoing rent, payroll and account activity. You see, it is this deferment of payment which can create a perception of financial stability. It becomes easy to not keep books appropriately or not to take responsibility for keeping track of net earnings since companies, especially large companies, can have multiple accounts which have pending payments. Workplace drug testing and alcohol testing is helpful in making sure that current actions are noticed and that employees keep a close watch on their personal behavior at all times.

If you have received training in business accounting, then you understand that records must be kept of total net worth, including accounts payable and accounts receivable, both of which are pending payments. If you have ever started your own business and come across the problem of mismanaged money, you are sure to realise how important it is to maintain company tools, such as drug and alcohol testing. Your responsibilities include evaluating and (more importantly) understanding cash flow. Cash flow is the heart of your business operations. In a study by Michael C. Jensen, he talks about how business growth is an incentive to mismanage cash flow, and that managers have a very real interest in increasing their own individual corporate power by using cash flow to fund further growth, rather than paying ongoing service and production bills, not to mention their payroll costs. Since they are in the position of partially controlling cash flow, they are tempted to aid their own cause. Drug testing can help in reminding everyone that actions have consequences and in facilitating a community attitude of cooperation and teamwork. Drug and alcohol testing helps to move this in the right direction. It allows you to set limits and boundaries on unacceptable behavior. Drug and alcohol testing equipment is readily available for companies which are implementing new employee testing policies. Contact CMM Technology today to ask us about our drug tests, our breathalyser devices, and our staff training which is available for your business: (+61) 1300 79 70 30.

“Agency Costs of Free Cash Flow, Corporate Finance and Takeovers.” JSTOR. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Nov. 2011.

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Earnings Potential and Alcoholism

Drug & Alcohol Test, Alcohol TestIt seems fairly common sense that those with alcohol problems will experience lower earnings potential due to a variety of factors related to overall work success. One can divide these factors into direct affects and indirect affects but this may be considered an artificial distinction since the two are always related to some degree as we explore below.

Direct Affects of Alcohol Abuse

The physical and emotional correlates of alcohol abuse can be seen in such work-related behaviours as lateness and absenteeism, poor work performance, isolation and insubordination.  Negative behaviors such as these often results in less opportunity for promotion and accompanying salary increases. If they continue over time, job loss is often the result. From this, it is no surprise that alcoholism leads to rising rates of unemployment.

Alcoholism can also affect choice of career and career stability. Many persons with an alcohol problem choose jobs that are less demanding and stressful and often pay a lower wage.  This may be viewed as a self-protective measure as stress is certainly a trigger for relapse. However, long-term recovery (and increased earnings potential) will necessitate the need for the individual to develop effective coping skills when faced with stressful situations, both within and outside the workplace.

Indirect Effects of Alcohol Abuse

A primary way in which alcohol abuse may affect earnings potential is via its effect on both hard and soft skill set development. If the disease is present during the high school and college years, the person may not lack the motivation to complete their schooling. Reduced education limits job choice and usually results in low-wage employment with little or no room for career advancement. A person in recovery may accept such employment because of lower stress levels (a direct effect) or because of their lower education (an indirect effect). However, direct and indirect effects are related in a 360 degree pattern, as shown in the figure below: if the person is an alcoholic with reduced motivation levels then education will not seem a priority; lack of education results in limited career choice and lower earnings. Finally, those with reduced prospects for bettering their situation often lose motivation to engage in career enhancement activities (such as a return to school)

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Poor work performance very often leads to job loss and decreased employability due to “softening” of skill through disuse, along with the creation of employment gaps. As a result, the individual may have to accept a lower-wage job just to have the opportunity to re-enter the working world.

A second major indirect effect stems from the myriad of familial and social relationship issues that arise to due alcohol abuse. Alcoholics tend to have higher rates of divorce and marital strife in the form of both emotional and physical abuse than non-alcoholics. The effects of this type of home life can be expected to negatively impact overall job performance and result in reduced earnings potential. Many alcoholics also have trouble maintaining healthy workplace and social relationships due their lack of consideration with regard to the needs of others and inability to earn trust.

The reduced earnings of alcoholics have a real economic impact on society as a whole.  The alcoholic, along with his or her family suffer the consequences of reduced earnings in the form of instability of the core unit, along with difficulty meeting even basic living expenses. Employers suffer from reduced productivity that results in both real and opportunity costs. These by-products of alcohol abuse are in addition to such alcohol-related incidents as traffic accidents, crime, and illness—all of which have significant societal costs attached.

The combination of reduced earnings with the overall societal costs associated with alcohol and drug use, make testing a priority for both treatment providers and employers in all size companies. CMM technology offers some of the best drug and alcohol testing equipment on the market today such as Lion breathalyser and Oraline drug tests. We have experts available to answer your questions and order testing equipment. We invite you to contact us today to learn more about keeping a drug-free workplace and helping those with an alcohol problem obtain needed assistance.


Hamilton, V., and Hamilton, B. “Alcohol and Earnings: Does Drinking yield a wage premium?” Canadian Journal of Economics, 1997, 30 (1), pp 135-151. N.p.,n.d, Web

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Big Data and How It Can Help You

Urine Drug Test, Drug test KitsBig data is a concept which covers trends, patterns, electronic, paper, and social data, along with individual people profiles and mass collection of all of this information. Big data is used by major market research companies to understand when trends hit and where and how their companies’ goals should be utilized. This is how companies find out about what is best for their consumer base and what is the best direction for their business to take. Big data has covered a large area of the civilized world with full and uninhibited access to personal information, right down to personal preferences and percentage of likelihood that you will like or find a certain product pleasing. Big data is especially helpful for global companies, which desire to understand different trends in different countries.

When leading a business, it is a good idea to keep your finger on the pulse of office gossip so that you understand and hear about different issues and successes among your subordinates. When managing a team, it a good idea to keep your finger on the pulse of individual idiosyncrasies, so that you can best discern which projects to assign to which employee. And when implementing a drug and alcohol testing program in your workplace, it is a good idea to keep your finger on the pulse of lawsuits, employee accidents, revenue spent on the drug testing program, and revenue saved and protected by the employee drug and alcohol screening process.

In fact, it is recommended to shop around and test, try out, or review different companies with which you affiliate or might be affiliated in the future. Being direct and explicit about what you want out of your services and products sets a bar which others must live up to, not you. This is why CMM Technology is so supportive of you testing our products and determining if they are right for you. We are confident in our ability to beat out the competition. Our drug tests and alcohol breathalyser tests are perfect for your workplace drug testing needs. Call us today: (+61) 1300 79 70 30.

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Individuation and the Job Market

Screening Tests, Recalibration, Recalibration ServiceIndividuation is the process someone goes through to separate themselves from parents, spouses, authority figures and strong influences in order to form their own identity and be unique from others and express their own opinions. Research has shown that people who are the most successful at work are the same people who are the most individuated from their circumstances and the people near and dear to them. These successful employees pass their employee drug tests and show interest in their coworkers and develop and maintain positive relationships with their bosses.

People who are highly individuated also tend to give the best interviews when interviewing for a job. They do not bring their baggage or their past to the application process, but allow the interviewer to enlighten them on what the job really entails and what position they would be best suited for. Individuated people are more likely to land the job, simply because they are more likely to be calm, self assured, emotionally intelligent, and self contained. Self containment is an honored trait on the jobsite, particularly in high stress jobs like fast paced, pressure driven jobs with long hours. It means that the individual can control themselves in an emergency, avoid spilling their personal problems all over their work, and can maintain a professional attitude at all time, even with difficult or volatile clientele.

On the jobsite, individuated people are able to express their own opinions without putting others down or without feeling as if they are being criticized if their viewpoint is not accepted. They can hold their own in a strong conversation or a debate, but they can also yield openly when it is appropriate to do so.

Workplace drug and alcohol testing is helpful for employers because it allows them to view which employees are breaking company policy, how many strikes they have racked up for themselves, and if they should be let go. Some employers feel that they are able to tell which employees are most likely to be fired, simply from their personality traits and level of individuation. Thankfully, employee drug testing takes the guesswork out of that. Call CMM Technology today: (+61) 1300 79 70 30.

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After The Dust Clears

Alcohol Drug Testing Equipment Suppliers AustraliaWhen recovering alcoholics or drug addicts return home from rehabilitation or after they have been successfully clean for some time, they usually encounter problems integrating themselves back into their families, their jobs, and their former social scene. This is not surprising considering some of the pain left behind may have included physical abuse, monetary fraud, thievery or debts, or self destructive behavior which hurt and affected those around them. In the workplace, something solid and concrete such as employee drug and alcohol testing can even be seen as a positive thing by these returning employees. Drug testing is stabile and yields accurate results, whereas people can be resentful or have hurt feelings which need to be mended.

One of the most effective ways to clear the air after someone returns under those conditions is to ignore their former reputation and act as if everything is okay, at least as far as you are able, and to watch and wait. Their former habits will return in time if they have not changed and if they are not as clean as they appear to be. Watching and waiting are, in truth, the only things one can do under those circumstances, but it also helps to muster civility when doing so. While you may have unresolved bitterness or resentment, these will be satisfied in time, after they have proven themselves worth of trust and friendship. First, though, they must accomplish this in order for their apologies and peace offerings to even possess any validity.

After the dust clears, relationships can be reformed. At this point, it may be helpful for everyone involved to remember that the former addict has no idea of how to form relationships, much less maintain them. They are like a small child in this respect, and may need explanations, guidance and tolerance along the way.

Whether you are welcoming a former employee back to work or watching a beloved family member return home, drug and alcohol testing is the litmus test to see if they have truly recovered. Call CMM Technology today: (+61) 1300 79 70 30.

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Playing the Lying Game

Drug Test, Drug TestingEmployees can be dishonest and when this occurs, it can be a liability to the company depending upon how they act on or deal with this dishonesty. Even a little dishonesty when communicating information can leave people in charge with the incorrect idea or understanding of what is going on and what should be done to deal with it. Dishonesty is most often engaged in when an employee feels that their reputation or job or integrity is threatened and they seek to cover this up. People lie to gain, to cover, or to protect. On the jobsite, the most oft used reason is to cover incorrect actions or lack of appropriate action. Often, this is given in the form of an excuse after the fact, but sometimes, lying is used before the fact when the employee is able to make sure that their actions do not affect the company itself or other coworkers. For example, giving excuses after receiving a negative drug test is bad. Lying about being clean, followed by causing harm or danger to others while under the influence, is much worse. Dishonesty must be dealt with appropriately, or one employee can cause a great deal of destruction to the entire company. This is why drug and alcohol testing is such a wonderful solution for your business. It validates which employees are taking their jobs seriously and which are liabilities on the jobsite.

Businesses which face large losses due to dishonest employees are somewhat covered by insurance. Usually, these claims cover loss due to a thief which happens to be an employee. However, there are many things which you can do to protect your assets in the first place, before this becomes a problem. Employee drug and alcohol screening is one of the best ways you can maintain control over how your business is run, and keep an eye on how progress is coming along. Dishonesty may be inevitable in your staff members, simply because they are human. However, a good drug and alcohol testing program at work will ensure that everyone stays safe and clean and competent to perform their job duties. Call CMM Technology today: (+61) 1300 79 70 30.

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Asset Protection

Recalibration Service, Drug Testing In Western AustraliaBusiness asset protection is an interesting concept, especially during this current time of instant money transfer, instant communication, and instant gratification. Many business owners believe that money should be handled in liquid form at all times, which is partially true because cash flow is necessary to keep operations running. Sometimes, savings and emergency funds are the company’s number one priority, and fluidity of monetary assets is number two priority. Whatever the case, one must also remember other, more intangible, assets to your company. Retention of high quality employees falls under this category. High quality employees not only tend to basic administrative and operative duties, but they are the best at treating customers well and upholding the professional marketing image of your company. Their image is your company’s image, and their goals mimic your goals. One of the ways to retain them is to use drug and alcohol testing in your business. This weeds out the ne’er-do-wells from the individuals who wish to remain employed by you.

It is almost impossible to keep track of what everyone is doing and how well everyone is performing without recommendations and employee profiles written up by your managers. Drug testing is part of these profiles, showing you how reliable they are in this aspect and showing you how many strikes they already have and how likely they are to return to this behavior. Employee drug and alcohol testing is invaluable under those conditions, and retention of good employees is part of asset protection and retention of positive business growth. In fact, some companies under value their employees and the potential which their employees bring to the jobsite. This is unfortunate, since a lot of unexplored talent can be exploited and used for the benefit of the company. If employees are not simply treated like machines, but like the incredible resource that they are, you can actually cut down on operating expenses because you will bring in a lot more loyalty.

Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace is asset protection in that it protects your employees which are part of your greatest asset. Call CMM Technology today for more drug and alcohol testing information: (+61) 1300 79 70 30.

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A Little Thing Called Cannabis

Breathalyser, Drug test Kits, Drug TestCannabis, weed, marijuana, “mary jane,” whatever you wish to call it, is one of the most used and most abused drugs in the world. It is incredibly easy to grow, grows in a huge variety of soils, different types of humidity and temperature all over the world. Cannabis is cheap, easy to obtain and maintain, and it is considered by the drug community to be one of the safest, most non lethal drugs on the market. Like alcohol, it is considered to be a “soft” drug which will take the edge off, but will not actually cause a great deal of harm to your system in the third use or the thirtieth use. Medical marijuana is used by many countries as a relaxant and pain number, given in small doses.

For all of these stated reasons, cannabis is the most likely drug to be abused during employment and while on the jobsite itself. It is not considered by even soft core drug users to be dangerous, and it is believed to be useful in taking the edge off of stress, pressure, deadlines, fear, failure, and perceived inadequacies. In fact, many cannabis users would equate it with a nice pharmaceutical pain relievers or emotional relaxant. For this reason, it can be even more widely used than researchers have previously thought, and the mental affects of it can cause even more destruction than have previously been attributed to it. Studies have shown that workers which abuse cannabis during employment (and while at work) are far more likely to have accidents and that accidents on the jobsite are primarily due to some type of drug abuse. Research also shows that workers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol account for the majority of absenteeism found in both hazardous and non-hazardous industries, and in both coordinated jobs and jobs which do not require a great deal of physical coordination.

If your company employs workers which abuse cannabis, you are far more likely to be paying for the resulting accidents and any insurance increases tied with those accidents than you would be for the standard cost of employee turnover. Drug and alcohol testing helps you to identify which employees are potential liabilities. Call CMM Technology today: (+61) 1300 79 70 30.

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The True Value of EAPs

Employee Drug Testing, Pre Screening, Workplace Drug TestEmployee assistance programs (EAPs) are necessary to any company that wishes to instill employee retention and client loyalty. Today, branding is less about the name of the company and more about the people who help you with your product or service. Individual names carry a great deal of power and clout with clients and your business, no matter how large, is comprised of these human assets. You must use drug and alcohol testing to make sure that they are clean and if they are not, you may use employee assistance programs to help them recover from their drug use. Workplace drug testing is expected when hiring new employees, but it must also be used on a regular basis in order to find any potentially weak members of your staff.

We know that drug testing and alcohol breathalyser tests are helpful, but what about employee assistance programs? Do they really accomplish their purpose every time and is it cost effective to use them? The answer is yes. EAPs are very helpful, not only in retaining client loyalty and in reducing employee turnaround, but also in facilitating a positive working environment for your staff. Companies that have a reputation for frequently firing their employees cause a great deal of stress on the jobsite…for everyone. It is unwise to facilitate stress in your workplace, because that leads to low productivity, stinginess with regard to work ethic, fearful interactions with clients, and most unattractive of all, desperation. Studies have shown that if your employees know that they always have a job, their desire to improve the value of the company increases. This is similar to a family which fosters unconditional love, no matter what type of behavior is exhibited. Correction may be given and new behavior must be learned, but the love remains and builds self confidence and trust within the children and between spouses. Drug and alcohol testing identifies the problem, employee assistance programs correct the problem, and the company grows from the added loyalty from the employed staff. It is a win-win-win situation.

CMM Technology strives to facilitate this process by delivering breathalyser tests, urine drug tests, and saliva drug tests to your home or workplace on a regular basis. Our Lion, Medix and Oraline testing supplies are helpful in small or bulk amounts. We even ship worldwide. Our experts are available to take your call and answer any questions you may have about workplace drug testing and supplies for your endeavours: (+61) 1300 79 70 30.

“Alcohol & drug abuse: Revisiting employee assistance programs and substance use problems in the workplace: key issues and a research agenda.” National Center for Biotechnology Information.N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Oct. 2011.

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