What do they deny you for during inprocessing

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Reesie in Bethesda, Maryland

74 months ago

How long does it take to get results of your physical/bloodwork back. Would they deny you if you have an STD or other ailment?

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Oluwakemi in Tulsa, Oklahoma

74 months ago

Cam A in Khost, Afghanistan said: You go in to do your physicials in the morning, this includes your drug screen (urine). Results are returned at the end of the day. If you come back HIV positive (saliva test) you will not be hired. They don't test for other STD's. One more thing, if you have a hernia (sp?) they will also turn you down. Hope this helps, I just went thru the processing a year ago so it should not be any different for you.

Hi CamA....I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes three months ago and with the exception of two times, my sugar levels have not been out of range. However, my doctor still would like for me to watch my eating habits and exercise, as she believes that with some weight loss and correct eating I can control my sugar levels.

Therefore, do you know if they turn you down if you have Type 2 Diabetes but are not on insulin?

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Cam A in Khost, Afghanistan

74 months ago

Buki_te in Tetovo, Macedonia said: sir.i was Hernia before 4 years and i have operated this?It is problem or no? can u give me more information please?

As long as you can cough while the physician does whatever they do you'll be fine. That's the extent of the test.

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Curious Jack in Houston, Texas

73 months ago

Cam A in Khost, Afghanistan said: You go in to do your physicials in the morning, this includes your drug screen (urine). Results are returned at the end of the day. If you come back HIV positive (saliva test) you will not be hired. They don't test for other STD's. One more thing, if you have a hernia (sp?) they will also turn you down. Hope this helps, I just went thru the processing a year ago so it should not be any different for you.

How is the drug screen adminsitered? I've heard that they come in the bathroom with you and watch. Is this true?

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Curious Jack in Houston, Texas

73 months ago

Can anyone tell me how the drug screen is administered? I've been working the last few years as a salesman and haven't had to take a drug screen in some time. I've indulged into some fine herbs and may have to improvise to past the screen. Can anyone shed some light on this for me? And will there be random drug test once I am on the job?

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Stephanie AJ in Corpus Christi, Texas

73 months ago

My husband saw plenty of people sent home for not following instructions and directions during processing. There will be lots and lots of people there from other countries. They do not act like we're used to. Lots of them were sent home for repeatedly breaking in line, not raising their hand when asking a question, you know, kindergarten things. At Houston processing they follow military rules, no hats inside, such as that. Being asked more than once to remove your hat can get you sent home.

As far as drug tests, it was blood. They sent hundreds of people home (most from other countries that do not have the same anti-drug laws as the USA) for failing their test.

High cholesterol will get you sent home too. My husband came home his first trip to Houston for hyperlipidemia. He had to get a release from his personal physician saying he was okay to travel and work overseas. Was able to get back to Houston within two weeks and off to Iraq within another 3 days.

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btexas in Beaumont, Texas

72 months ago

Stephanie AJ in Corpus Christi, Texas said: My husband saw plenty of people sent home for not following instructions and directions during processing. There will be lots and lots of people there from other countries. They do not act like we're used to. Lots of them were sent home for repeatedly breaking in line, not raising their hand when asking a question, you know, kindergarten things. At Houston processing they follow military rules, no hats inside, such as that. Being asked more than once to remove your hat can get you sent home.

As far as drug tests, it was blood. They sent hundreds of people home (most from other countries that do not have the same anti-drug laws as the USA) for failing their test.

High cholesterol will get you sent home too. My husband came home his first trip to Houston for hyperlipidemia. He had to get a release from his personal physician saying he was okay to travel and work overseas. Was able to get back to Houston within two weeks and off to Iraq within another 3 days.

For High Blood Pressure; would they send you home if your high blood pressure is within the prehypertension. My pressure is usually 120/80 but I got it check recently and it was 140/87.
How high would it have to be before they send you home? If they send you home, what would you need from your doctor for them to say it is okay?

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BethB05 in Southern Tier, New York

72 months ago

btexas in Beaumont, Texas said: For High Blood Pressure; would they send you home if your high blood pressure is within the prehypertension. My pressure is usually 120/80 but I got it check recently and it was 140/87.
How high would it have to be before they send you home? If they send you home, what would you need from your doctor for them to say it is okay?

They sent my hubby home for high blood pressure, the standard acceptable BP for KBR is 150/84. His was 160/90. His is now 123/71. They had to put him on meds and get a sign off from MD, and a release also signed by MD. We are just waiting for travel arrangements so he can go back to Houston. It is a pain in the butt, and at the same time a blessing since we didn't know he had it. They took his pressure 4 different times that week he was in Houston so if it was a fluke then don't worry there will be more than one opportunity for them to check it. Hope my hubby is only 3 days there too!

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btexas in Beaumont, Texas

72 months ago

Glad to hear your hubby is doing better with HBP. I took mine today it has gone down to 130/80. Once it was 123/80. I think I'll be okay. I go to Houston 11-24 for processing. Just trying to stay healthy till then.

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JourneeJones-KBR in Houston, Texas

71 months ago

Oluwakemi in Tulsa, Oklahoma said: Hi CamA....I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes three months ago and with the exception of two times, my sugar levels have not been out of range. However, my doctor still would like for me to watch my eating habits and exercise, as she believes that with some weight loss and correct eating I can control my sugar levels.

Therefore, do you know if they turn you down if you have Type 2 Diabetes but are not on insulin?

Anyone with a diabetic condition, Type 1 or 2 is not eligible for the LOGCAPIII project

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JourneeJones-KBR in Houston, Texas

71 months ago

Once in Houston for processing...

• You will be required to pass a drug test.(which YOURE NOT going to be able to improvise to pass either!)

• You will undergo an extensive medical screening.

• The KBR medical department has full responsibility and authority for determining if you are reasonably physically fit or have any health conditions or ailments that may require medical facilities
beyond what may be immediately available on the project.

o You are required to pass a lung capacity or pulmonary function test.

o If you are 40 years of age or older, you will have an EKG.

o You will have a chest x-ray, hearing test, vision test, blood pressure check, and have 7 or 8 vials of blood drawn for a full lab work-up.

These tests are to identify and help resolve any issues that could possibly prevent you from doing your jobs overseas, and have you sent hom eeraly. You are required to work 7 days a weeks, 12+ hours a day. Falsifying information, will not only get your fired before you go overseas, if you do make it through (by some chance) it is going to be caught eventually. There are random drug tests overseas and a ZERO TOLERANCE policy. We conduct ourselves very similar to the military and with high pride.

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texasgirl1 in Killeen, Texas

71 months ago

I just want to clarify-if my blood pressure is under control, with medication, would that disqualify me from going to Iraq?

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JourneeJones-KBR in Houston, Texas

71 months ago

texasgirl1 in Killeen, Texas said: I just want to clarify-if my blood pressure is under control, with medication, would that disqualify me from going to Iraq?

What kind of medication are you using to "control" the high blood pressure?

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texasgirl1 in Killeen, Texas

71 months ago

Diovan

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JourneeJones-KBR in Houston, Texas

71 months ago

Diovan would NOT keep you from being able to go overseas with KBR, however, it MUST BE a doctor prescribed medication and if offered a job with us you will hafe to be able to recieve in adavnce 6 months worth of your medication to travel with because you will not be allowed to recieve this by way of mail, or any other means until you come home on your R&R.

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texasgirl1 in Killeen, Texas

71 months ago

Thanks! I appreciate the information.

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Carrie P in Gilbert, Arizona

71 months ago

My husband is in Houston now, and is going through some things with the Dr's assistant. My husband has an umbilical hernia and was never seen by the physician there in Houston. Instead the asst. told my husband SHE needs a 2nd opinion (remember my husband never received a physical in Houston) and to go down the street to the local clinic and request another Dr. look at it and sign off saying he is clear for Iraq.....He did just that! He went to the clinic as she requested the same day paid them $100, went back to give it to her and she said it wasn't good enough the Dr. needed to write the date on the approval she said bring it right back to me and she would sign off. SO he ran back, the Dr. willingly wrote another and dated it. When my husband got back, she was gone from the processing center and went back to the office which is 20 miles away.......then the next day she said she couldn't read the Dr's writing and needed our primary care physican to sign off on an additional waiver because the KBR Dr wouldn't accept the approval from the Dr. SHE referred my husband too (AGAIN, the DR NEVER saw my husband).....At this point my husband is frustrated! Today was the last day for all medical and she waited until today to tell my husband she needed a waiver from our provider here in AZ. Why is this so difficult?? We've had 2 Dr's say my husband's hernia is strictly cosmetic and repairing it is at my husbands discretion since no pain is involved and he has had it for over 2 years?? My husband says the KBR employees are also frustrated with this assistant and she is very unorganized and does this ALL the time. How do we get around this woman?? I don't think my husband should have to come home to go to our Dr's and get a note when the physican contracted by KBR DIDN'T even see my husband? I am so confused and frustrated. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?? Thank you so much!!

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491Tommyboy in Gainesville, Georgia

71 months ago

I have Hepatitis C. Will I be turned down?

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Randy 1 in Twain Harte, California

71 months ago

491Tommyboy in Gainesville, Georgia said: I have Hepatitis C. Will I be turned down?

You may have better luck to your question by posting it on another forum that has more traffic. KBR Salaries,Bonusus, and Benefits.

Good luck.
Randy

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Gary in Newport, Tennessee

69 months ago

hey if I have hepitist C will I be able to pass the Test for KBR in Huston or should I just never mind going there? thanks
Also if I have a departure date to be at the airport that means I have been hired? Thanks

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cooley47 in Virginia Beach, Virginia

68 months ago

Reesie in Bethesda, Maryland said: How long does it take to get results of your physical/bloodwork back. Would they deny you if you have an STD or other ailment?

Is it Herpes or Warts?

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sharonbgif in Altamonte Springs, Florida

68 months ago

Cam A in Khost, Afghanistan said: You go in to do your physicials in the morning, this includes your drug screen (urine). Results are returned at the end of the day. If you come back HIV positive (saliva test) you will not be hired. They don't test for other STD's. One more thing, if you have a hernia (sp?) they will also turn you down. Hope this helps, I just went thru the processing a year ago so it should not be any different for you.

What levels do they look for in colesterol

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DRW7 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

67 months ago

Does having hearing loss in one of your ears dis qualify u from working all jobs in KBR?

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sharonbgif in Altamonte Springs, Florida

67 months ago

No. They check your hearing all together. I think you will be fine. Do you have total hearing loss or partial.

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DRW7 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

67 months ago

I have what is called SUDDEN HEARING LOSS in 75% of my right ear. I can only hear low tones in that ear. My LEFT EAR more than compensates for the other ear.

I asked my Ear specialist, if it would be alright to go back overseas. He said yes, especially in the administrations area that I work. I was with kbr for 26 months.

I seen people over there with hearing aids all over the place and they always wanted us to have our hearing protection on, so I don't know what would be the problem, at least with a waiver.

Do u have any specific info on this? Thanks.

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sharonbgif in Altamonte Springs, Florida

67 months ago

Yes get a letter from your ear specialist that you are fit for duty in Iraq.

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bill 44 in Bakersfield, California

54 months ago

good info i am thinking about working in irage

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tkcarpenter in New Britain, Connecticut

54 months ago

Curious Jack in Houston, Texas said: Can anyone tell me how the drug screen is administered? I've been working the last few years as a salesman and haven't had to take a drug screen in some time. I've indulged into some fine herbs and may have to improvise to past the screen. Can anyone shed some light on this for me? And will there be random drug test once I am on the job?

if you have(indulged) in the past month or so your hit.they have a very stringent test and a zero tolerance.some companies cut off at 50 nano grams not kbr.

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