A Trace Element

A Trace Element

by John Ritter


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ISBN-13: 9781403316875
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 08/28/2002
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.18(h) x 0.74(d)

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A Trace Element 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a former flight attendant and current educator I am shocked at the inability of the airline industry to evaluate its employees possible drug use in a just fashion. Recently I read that most money has been proven to hold trace elements of cocaine. How frightening it should be to all of us that one could lose their job just by handling an item we all use daily--MONEY! Ritter does a great job weaving his personal "drug testing" saga in with his everyday life making for an interesting (and might I say, entertaining) read. I was amused, frustrated, angry and sad many times throughout this short novel. Definitely educational. Definitely worth the read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Random drug testing has become a reality in today's world. A positive result can mean the end of a career and destroy a persons reputation in an instant. It is said that if a person is drug free, they have nothing to worry about and that only the guilty get caught. Many who test positive claime the test were wrong and they are innocent, but most of the time no one believes them. This book is the true story of a dedicated flight attendant who tested positive with just a trace element and spends the next two years trying to clear his name and prove that in some cases the test can be wrong and when someone says they are innocnet they really are innocent. The author tells his incredible story in a way that drew me in, I couldn't help feeling his anger and frustration in dealing with an unforgiving system that left no possibility of error or unusual circumstance. I was impressed with his perseverance and the strong character he demonstrated while facing one disappointment after another. This book is also a testement to the notion that believing in yourself and fighting for what is right isn't always easy, but is always worthwhile. Anyone who is subjected to random drug testing should read this book. It is filled with invaluable information for those who think they have nothing to fear.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This new author shared the pain and suffering he went thru AND all of the support and love of friends and neighbors that helped him. It a great example of how important a network can be to each of us. Ritter's first stab captured me and I could not put it down. He was able to weave threads of love, pain, anger, error and success. It is a good expose of how the system can work against you when you least expect it. Good writing and fun to read about some Washington, DC, landmarks and how things work in the city.