US prosthetic todger pair plead guilty to conspiracy
Drug test-busting Whizzinator seriously taking the p*ss
NSFW The two men responsible for the Whizzinator - a prosthetic todger designed to beat those pesky drugs tests - have each pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to defraud in a federal court in Pittsburgh.
Robert Catalano and George Wills punted their fake schlong through California-based internet outfit Puck Technology. The website explained: "The Whizzinator is the ultimate solution for a drug testing device. It is very comfortable to wear for long periods of time while the body temperature is maintained with organic heat pads.
"The prosthetic penis is very realistic and concealing is simple, while our quality production and materials assures you that the The Whizzinator will let it flow again and again, anytime, anywhere you need it!"
Puck Technology also offered the "Number 1 Urinating Device" and, of course, the splendidly-named "Yellow River" - described as "The #1 Solution To Your Synthetic Urine Needs".
It's apparent that prosecuting US Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan and her office didn't have to work to hard to make their case that the aim of both devices and associated synthipiss "was to help people pass drug tests".
Puck Technology's glowing customer testimonials featured this enthusiastic contribution from one Bryan: "I am 33 and used The Whizzinator to pass a screening test given by my job that I have been working at for 3 years and because of restructure, I had to test. Thanks to Puck Technology, I passed and will continue to pass. Thanks a bunch! I WILL refer you to friends!"
Catalano and Wills will be sentenced in February. They face a maximum penalty of eight years in prison, a fine of $500,000, or both. ®
Sorry employer, I am not your property
Speaking as an IT consultant in the US who has been subjected to several piss tests as a condition of employment over the years I wholeheartedly agree with Brent Gardner and Andy Worth. It is an invasion of privacy because it is none of my employer's business what I do on my own time as long as it does not affect my performance at work. Since I am an IT whore I begrudgingly submit to these tests.
The last time I 'inhaled' was during my university years so I pass these tests easily aside from the fact that I can't enjoy a few pints of lager the night before the test. (I have always had minimum 48 hours notice prior to the piss test).
A recruiter once told me that the main reason for drug screening is to protect the company from liability. If you are hired by a company as an employee and it is later discovered that you had a pre-existing drug/alcohol addiction you cannot be terminated. In the US alcoholism/drug addictions are considered 'disabilities'. Moreover, it is now your employer's responsibility to see that you receive proper treatment (employer must now pay for de-tox and rehab) in addition to holding your position for you until you are better.
Even though I am a consultant I am typically an employee of the agency that recruited me as are many others. I do not think this scenario applies to those that are 'corp-to-corp'.
I'm just curious if anyone with expertise with US employment laws can confirm or deny the above.
-Just another IT Whore
it is all in
it is all in the advertising
:prosthetics's , laughs/gages , sex toy , fetish
real look and feel and use
motors, colors , sizes ,
synthetic ,real and flavored piss
or various lotions for the motion
ADULT USE ONLY
use of this product is [ fill in legalize here ]
it is all in how they advertised , they advertised circumventing the [drug ] laws , instead of advertising the pursuit of happiness [ an usa civil right ]
That could result in an interesting analyis
Reminds me of the story of a certain country's beer, which was sent to an analytical lab in Switzerland - and the report came back: Your horse has diabetes.
Mine's the one with the Bob Monkhouse joke-book in the pocket...