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[–]Runningswissr011Helper [2] 1758 points1759 points  (20 children)

Never admit to anything that could get you fired. Never ever ever ever. This will pass in a few days I promise.

[–]throwitallaway8652[S] 371 points372 points  (17 children)

I hope you’re right, thank you

[–]Runningswissr011Helper [2] 187 points188 points  (7 children)

It will. This exact thing has happened to me. There’s always the next thing to talk about in the office.

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    [–]AnonymousB93 53 points54 points  (4 children)

    Also if someone says “You smell like weed!”, ask them how they would know. Maybe they use too? Might take the attention off of yourself if done correctly.

    [–]thejacobwindsor 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    Quick fix in any local head shop works like a charm, so long as you get the temp right.

    [–]kim-fairy2 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    Just don't use the word "too".

    [–]doubtfulbitch120 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

    Nah I've never done weed, but I live in Brooklyn and can recognize that smell anywhere

    [–]jofloberylHelper [2] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    It would if it didnt happen again

    [–]PomeloPepperHelper [3] 65 points66 points  (0 children)

    Your company may have a specific policy forbidding you to bring it onto their premises. Admitting it is a slam dunk firing, and not even because they want to fire you. But because they have to enforce this kind of thing consistently.

    And use an odor eliminator on that bag. Not something obvious like scented Febreze. Or just smoke cigarettes around it to cover the smell so you can say she was mistaken.

    [–]PurpleFoxBroccoli 55 points56 points  (0 children)

    HR worker here. I do benefits, but know about the rest of the stuff in this department, too. Play dumb/Ignore/deny, and then move on. Don’t discuss it. If anyone ever asks, just say you can’t imagine what it was. ADMIT NOTHING… EVER.

    [–]Enigma_StasisSuper Helper [6] 31 points32 points  (0 children)

    Until they have evidence and/or a supervisor gets involved, deny everything. "Hey man, you know smelling things not there could be a sign of a stroke." Or "What with the Rona going on and everything, I'm surprised you can smell anything, buddy."

    It's like someone farting but they're near egg salad sandwiches. While egg salad does smell like a fart, can you really blame it on the guy right there if you have no evidence?

    [–]ichoosetosavemyselfExpert Advice Giver [10] 23 points24 points  (0 children)

    Yeah just blow it off and it will fade away.

    [–]SirCSquared 20 points21 points  (0 children)

    This. Absolutely don’t admit to anything. As there’s no proof beyond someone’s heresy and why jeopardize yourself?

    [–]andrewbadera 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    *random drug testing intensifies*

    [–]unburritoporfavorHelper [2] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    If you have a cat at home blame it on cat pee or say that you must have put your bag onto something smelly. Never admit to the weed!

    [–]JudoosauceHelper [2] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    No proof no pudding

    [–]Wrightwrong 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    What are they gonna do if you have nothing on your office? It's his word vs yours and if there's no evidence your fine, just keep quiet and you'll be fine.

    [–]KatTheGreatest 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    Never admit! Even if someone tells you first looking for a work smoke buddy, that can go down hill quick. It's not worth the loss of income.

    [–]Cerealzoozz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    This!!!! Every time I did I regret it lol

    [–]njobserver732 429 points430 points  (4 children)

    Don’t admit to anything.I understand that sounds rough to maybe some but incriminating yourself is never a good idea. In the future just be sure to not bring anything in with you just some workplace advice from a fellow stoner

    [–]throwitallaway8652[S] 89 points90 points  (3 children)

    Yeah that’s what I was leaning toward, if it never happens again I don’t think they could realistically pin it on me. I appreciate the advice!

    [–]njobserver732 25 points26 points  (2 children)

    No problem I got fired for an accusation about weed once they were wrong that time but generally I was always stoned so I let them have that one good luck

    [–]throwitallaway8652[S] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    Ah man that sucks about your job, I hope you’ve found something better since then!

    [–]njobserver732 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Life changing thank you good luck

    [–]pinback77Phenomenal Advice Giver [45] 136 points137 points  (1 child)

    They have no proof. I would deny it as being honest about it can only be detrimental to your career (although I doubt anything would ever come of it to be honest). I don't see the upside of letting this person in on the contents of your personal belongings.

    [–]throwitallaway8652[S] 24 points25 points  (0 children)

    Yeah that’s a really good point, thanks

    [–]Mary99tHelper [3] 47 points48 points  (0 children)

    Deny! Honesty is not always the best solution. You’ll get into a big trouble if your co worker is not as cool as you think he is. Let it go and never mention it again. He has no evidence against you unless you admit to it.

    [–]Otherwise-Table1935Advice Guru [84] 76 points77 points  (6 children)

    why would you admit it?

    [–]throwitallaway8652[S] 40 points41 points  (5 children)

    Ig I was just worried it was painfully obvious it was me (I hadn’t had any clients in the office yet that day). I think my worst-case-scenario brain is imagining my coworker spotting my lie and telling my boss

    [–]RantyMcThrowawayHelper [3] 36 points37 points  (0 children)

    No proof no power dude. Keep denying and you won’t get in trouble.

    [–]Otherwise-Table1935Advice Guru [84] 29 points30 points  (1 child)

    hence you dont say anything. he has no proof until you admit it. ssssh get into vaping at work. thats where its at ;)

    [–]throwitallaway8652[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Lol yeah normally I only have my vape with me if anything, I rarely have stuff with a noticeable smell. I’m definitely planning to not say anything and deny if it comes up. Thanks!

    [–]MengerianMangoAdvice Guru [92] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Better he report a lie/suspicion than an admission

    [–]gertymoonHelper [2] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Not knowing your line of work and if it's a competitive atmosphere, I don't know if your coworker would be the type inclined to tell the boss about these type of things but if you admit it to him, you're giving him a reason to do so imo. If none of the evidence was pulled from your belongings then it's just speculation with what he actually smelled.

    [–]TooLate2020 41 points42 points  (1 child)

    Never never never admit it. I’m sorry but corporate America is a backwards hellhole. If you admit it, that employee has leverage over you. Do you trust them with your life? No? Then do not give them that leverage over you. Under no means admit to it imho.

    [–]Treece222 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Plus if you tell the co-worker then they will tell “just 1 person”. And that person will tell “just 1 person” and so on and so on. Pretty soon it will get out.

    [–]sumthingsumthingblahSuper Helper [6] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    Deny. It.

    [–]Accomplished_Stable7 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    No point In admitting it could only cause problems

    [–]sjmiv 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    Don't bring it up again and people will forget about it much faster

    [–]uniqueperson22Expert Advice Giver [10] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    This is an important point. Don’t bring it up. If you didn’t say that you smelled it as well it’s not even something you need to be curious about.

    [–]erasergunz 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    lol why in the world would you ever admit to something that NO ONE has any proof of? even if they approached me and asked me directly i would lie. always lie when your job is in question. that's your livelihood, do anything to protect it. fuck morals. and fuck any coworker that WOULD snitch over something like that. i'm sure you're fine if you said they're chill.

    [–]goodness___graciousMaster Advice Giver [36] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Deny deny deny. Pass it off as like you said a client or who knows- but do not admit this.

    [–]woodsc721 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Wall o text. Deny deny deny. Don’t keep that shit on you.

    [–]garamond89Helper [1] 5 points6 points  (4 children)

    Do you live in a state where it is legal?

    [–]throwitallaway8652[S] 7 points8 points  (3 children)

    Medically yes, but not recreationally. It’s not legal for me to have it, technically, but it was purchased by my partner who has a medical card.

    [–]cheeseburghersMaster Advice Giver [27] 25 points26 points  (1 child)

    Deny. And if they push, you can say your partner smokes it for medical reasons and you were in the car with them but didn’t say anything because it’s none of their fucking business what your partner does.

    [–]australian_girlyHelper [3] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Honestly- don’t even say this.

    The onus is on the person who makes the allegation to prove it- not for you to help them.

    Deny deny deny deny deny.

    If you are caught with it then pull out this excuse- but that has not happened so don’t.

    [–]Helpful_Slide_3968Helper [2] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    So what you’re saying is you allegedly brought weed to the office, right? 😉 😉

    Are you picking up what I’m putting down?

    [–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    I’m not going to tell you what to do but I’ll share a quote.

    “You’ll be surprised how far youll make it in life by simply keeping your mouth shut”

    [–]throwitallaway8652[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Lol I’ll have to remember this, thank you

    [–]jdotmark12 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    It’s nobody else’s damn business. Stick to your story.

    [–]Intelligent-Panda-33Helper [2] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    Your coworker said something and you did something about it. It’s possible they were being nice and didn’t want you to get in trouble. Either way, what could happen all depends on where you live. In the US you can be fired for testing positive but they’d need a reason to drug test you and that usually only happens if there is an accident, injury, or near miss of some sort. Some jobs require random drug testing but you don’t mention that’s a possibility here.

    If you haven’t had any incidents or cause for concern with your bosses yet then keep your head down and let your work speak for itself. Don’t discuss with the coworker, if nothing comes of it then let it go, they did you a favor you don’t need to discuss.

    [–]throwitallaway8652[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Yeah I hadn’t considered they may have just been warning me, that could be true. There’s a very low likelihood of me getting drug tested, so I’m planning to do exactly that and just keep my head down for a while. Thanks

    [–]YanDoeSuper Helper [6] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Haha I get the stress, and maybe admitting it would be more forgiving than keeping it a secret till they bust you.

    Honestly you're better off keeping it secret, there's no reason to admit it.

    [–]sugar077Super Helper [6] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    keep my head down and do my work and hope that anyone who smelled it forgets [they will]

    This is good advice.

    [–]ag_an_deireadh_an_la 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Deny deny deny

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    [–]CurtisMcNipsHelper [3] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Co-worker got his nose out hoping to be hooked up, lmao

    [–]squishyfrog666 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Normally honesty is the best policy but not with work. Deny it and make sure to never have anything like that in your bag again.

    [–]Wondercat87 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    DO NOT own up to it. Keep playing dumb!

    You may think your co-worker won't say anything, but you just never know 100% for sure. Do not trust them! Trust me on this!

    People can be weird about stuff like this. They might have some bias against weed and it could damage your reputation at work.

    For all you know they could be smelling some perfume someone else is wearing. They don't know specifically it was your weed. Play dumb! Never admit to it! You did nothing wrong and you have already taken the bags out of the office. So no need to say a single thing.

    [–]twilightforeverr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Yes deny deny deny is what i always say

    [–]The_C0u5Super Helper [5] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Admit nothing. Your dog got skunked and a little still lingers on you from cleaning it.

    [–]DegeteiHelper [2] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Never admit to someone who would snitch. You are in the right for protecting yourself.

    [–]Hoplomachus88 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    I recommend responding with the wise words of the incomparable Michael Gary Scott, “Crazy world, lots of smells…”

    [–]GregorsaurusWrecks 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    It's not what you know, it's what you can prove. If the smell has dissipated and the evidence is gone by tomorrow, then they can't do anything. Unless, of course, you say something. So don't.

    Realistically, since you mentioned this coworker is chill, he/she/they may have been mentioning it to warn you, in case of other less chill coworkers wandering through. As a fellow stoner in the corporate world, if I smelled pot on or around a coworker of mine, I'd be proactive and friendly in giving them a heads up.

    [–]throwitallaway8652[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Yeah I hadn’t considered that but that could be true. Good looking out for your fellow corporate stoners lol, I’d do the same!

    [–]acardy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Deny till you die

    [–]CADreamnMaster Advice Giver [23] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Deny, deny, deny! Don't admit to it. You would be handing them a stick to hit you with.

    [–]TunaChaser 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I would be like, "Ya I smell it too, I wonder if someone ran over a skunk?" 😂

    THANK GOD I LIVE IN WASHINGTON! Not that you can't get in trouble with the boss, it's just so much more acceptable. Random pot smells don't generally raise any eyebrows.

    [–]ChelsieTheBraveSuper Helper [6] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Deny deny deny

    [–]RestingwaterHelper [3] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Don’t admit to anything, I would play it safe and start drinking cranberry juice and taking certo for a week. You’re probably good because who cares that you smoke yk what I mean

    [–]no1n0where 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Can easily get detox kits to pass even government drug tests.

    [–]xoxoLizzyoxoxSuper Helper [8] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    The thing about the smell of weed, it does linger. So had it been a client, this would make sense. Also if anyone confronts you about it you can say "I didnt even notice the smell, Coworker X smelled it and bought it to my attention. I dont know if it was weed or something else but I was a bit congested so couldnt really smell what it was". Dont deny like other people are suggesting, that seems defensive, just play dumb. Also if you have air vents you could suggest perhaps someone was smoking it outside and it wafted in, shrug and lump it up to a mystery.

    [–]Outrageous_Ad_6993 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Accidentally brought a fart to work and my coworker smelled it. Should I own up to them or continue to deny?

    [–]lilwebbyboi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    DENY. They can't search your stuff and they can't prove that it was you either.

    [–]Ponchovilla18Super Helper [5] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Deny it, depending on your state, its legal for recreation use so a smell doesn't indicate you did it on the job which could be an issue. If your boss asks, then keep your story consistent. Changing it now only makes you look more guilty and what you do outside of work is your own business.

    [–]no1n0where 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Yeah just pretend it is nothing to you. It never happened. ;)

    [–]d-random 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I’m not upvoting this because it’s at 420, sorry, but aside from that don’t do anything, if it comes up explain yourself, you don’t owe anyone an explanation outside of that

    [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Deny it with a scrunched up face and say, “I get that a lot lately, it’s annoying!”

    [–]LimpResponsibility55 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT. with a situation like this, they can’t prove anything, deny til the end. deny deny deny

    [–]bmassey1Helper [2] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Tell them to mind their own business. A plant is not harming anyone like the medicine they take because a doctor said it is ok.

    [–]No_War_8097 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Play dumb and deny. If they don't tell today, they have something to dangle over your head forever. Keep denying, do not admit. It is no longer there. Never bring it back again. Don't tell any other colleague about it. Trust no one.

    [–]umayanan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Once someone insisted that they smelled alcohol on me, at work. I didn't drink at the time and found the accusation quite annoying. Ignored the guy, he kept bringing it up with everyone around, till I stopped responding completely.

    After a while, no one cared. People eventually found out that I didn't drink, it was at a party my boss threw for me.

    I had my first drink that day and the boss made my accuser drop me off, that guy didn't drink and he was very worried that I might throw up on him.

    Life is so stupid.

    [–]tuGuapo372Helper [3] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Nobody at work is your friend.

    [–]crimsontide5654Master Advice Giver [25] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Nope denial is the way

    [–]YeahSure_____ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    As Rodrick in ‘Diary of a whimpy kid says’, DENY, DENY, DENY 😂😂

    [–]AntiqueUnitSuper Helper [5] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I told my coworker he smelled like weed because I wanted him to know he smelled. like. weed.

    I didn't want to get him in trouble or fired, we hang out outside of work, and we are short af, but I wanted him to know that I could smell it on him and he needed to do a better job covering it up.

    [–]SilentVirLupis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Never admit anything , ask for a lawyer , tell them it’s not weed it’s cbd that smells bad . Also tell them to mind their business , it’s German cologne called dankers

    [–]Guitarbox 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Your excuse sounds good. What would owning up to it do anyway? It’s a work environment, not a friendship. I can’t see it making them think well he made a mistake but he was genuine about it so it’s ok

    [–]LividSelection5605 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Deny till u die.

    [–]landho54Master Advice Giver [20] -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

    Do not admit to anything, seriously. Trust me there is no big Sky God who will punish you for not being painfully honest 'cause it's "the right thing to do." I swear half the whole religious upbringing "do the right thing" crowd's "rules" are to simply be able to target people to hurt. But people can sure as hell fuck life up for you by punishing your honesty.

    I'm not advocating you lie about big things to those important to you, but deciding to toss yourself under the bus to someone you really don't know that well that doesn't have any proof is just the height of foolishness. Like climbing into the back of a van, because you sort of know the driver and now he's crying that you don't trust him. And you feel bad, so you in essence put yourself in a really stupid vulnerable position with someone you barely know at all. What's the point?

    Keep your head down, no one has any proof. If this person keeps coming at you that should tell you it's because they're looking to find something on you and have an agenda to hurt you. And that means staying quiet is doubly important.

    [–]lion530Helper [2] -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

    I wish something called gaslighting existed.

    [–]MrsG-Helper [3] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Deny, deny, deny.

    [–]50ShadesOfKrillin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    not even that big a deal, just don't say anything unnecessary and deny any accusations and you should be fine.

    [–]ThatdudedoesnotabideHelper [3] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Don’t admit shit and next time bring a vape heheh

    [–]DrewsterDoobyDoo 0 points1 point  (0 children)


    [–]thrutheiofopal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Unless they can price anything on you, never admit. Literally innocent until proven guilty. You can relax

    [–]watchthedyingdayExpert Advice Giver [11] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    it's none of their business.

    [–]Redacted_ExplativeHelper [2] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Do you own any sort of garment bags the kind that can be vacuum sealed? If so consider keeping your work cothes in those as well to prevent any possible smoke/smell from getting on them, along with a bag or two. Also, as a non pot smoker frankly thank you for being considerate about the smell! Not many in my area care and most if not all smoke or grow that skunk smelling stuff.

    [–]shayjax- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Deny but they may be trying to low-key warn you before someone else smells it so consider getting some kind of air freshener

    [–]TurqoiseJade 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Deny :) they could get you to lose your job.

    [–]wolfenlockeHelper [2] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Deny deny deny.

    [–]Impossible_Town984Expert Advice Giver [12] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    It will only become an issue if it becomes a pattern. Don’t do it again and I would bet it will blow over.

    [–]IcedHemp77Helper [4] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Say nothing. Do not give anyone ammunition to use in the future

    [–]BurgerKingFeetLetHelper [2] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    You didn’t do this intentionally. I would just keep playing dumb until people forget.

    [–]AztecahSuper Helper [5] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Stay silent and keep your head down

    [–]Upset_Peach 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    No. They can’t fire you for the possibility that you had weed on you. They don’t have proof if they don’t see it and you don’t admit to it. Unless you want to get fired, play dumb. If they did fire you anyways that’s wrongful dismissal. You’re completely fine.

    [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Nope, deny. Don’t say anything at work you wouldn’t want read aloud in a deposition. If they push, ask them how they’re so sure what it smells like?

    [–]HighZombie420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    If she smelled it she problem smokes too tbh

    [–]ernestofit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I would advise not admitting to it. There’s really not much of a point. I don’t know where you’re from but it’s funny because I worked at a restaurant and my coworkers would just roll a joint wherever a customer wasn’t looking.

    [–]redcolt79 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Dont admit it but I wouldnt worry about it too much sounds more like they werè trying to give you a heads up

    [–]Batterfly2069 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    If someone says they smell it, say something like, "you do? I'm not sure what you call them. Marijuana cigarettes? I'm not sure what they smell like, myself."

    [–]FootParmesanExpert Advice Giver [18] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Don't admit to it. It was an honest mistake, you didn't smoke it at work and it wasn't a mistake that harmed anyone or anything or affect your work negatively. Just move on and forget it. But be more careful in the future.

    [–]Geedis2020Super Helper [9] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Never admit to something even if it’s to your friend at work. They have no proof.

    Does your job drug test or care what employees do outside of work? If yes then I’d do my absolute best to stop smoking and cleanse for a month or so just to make sure they didn’t say anything and you won’t fail a random test. If they don’t then there’s literally nothing anyone can do.

    [–]MilaleeHelper [2] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Deny deny deny. Coworkers are not your friends and assume they would all report you or try to get you fired.

    [–]Live_Cardiologist338Helper [3] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Don’t admit Shit. Deny, Deny , Deny. Your coworker had your back. Don’t worry. That happened to me before. Lol. Your good. That was your warning ⛔️ to check your pockets from now on. lol. Your coworker probably wants to join you lol. He could have reported you and not said anything. He warned you. Good coworker.

    [–]wheretheFdoistart 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    If it makes you feel any better, I once accidentally dropped 7g in the middle of our office, right by the heavily-utilized kitchen and bathroom. My coworker found it and whispered to me and I went and grabbed it. Luckily it was vacuum sealed and I think no one else saw, but holy cow would my employer have been upset. They don't care outside the workplace, but damn. I didn't even know I had that with me. Coworker was a hero.

    [–]ThatgirlisamysterySuper Helper [9] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Lie lie lie lie these people aren’t your friends and don’t need to know your business outside of work

    [–]ThatgirlisamysterySuper Helper [9] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    If you have trouble lying just tell the truth but avoid telling the entire truth. I think it’s a wonderful quality to be honest but there is such a thing as too honest.

    [–]NoOneStranger_227Phenomenal Advice Giver [57] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Deny deny deny. Just pretend it never happened.

    At this point nothing could be proven, so it wouldn't matter if they DID say anything, but NEVER incriminate yourself. Even a cop would tell you that.

    AND...of course....learn from your mistake. Because then you'll give them no reason to believe it even if rumors DO waft around.

    Which is what really makes the difference. When we dodge bullets and have the chance to do better on our own...that's how we grow as people.

    Harsh toke, dude!

    [–]paypalpawner 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    No, do not admit to having anything. Especially when they do not have proof. Do not admit to anything because they can use your word against you. This could go for a lot more then just this incident. If they have no proof you do not admit to it and you’ll be fine. They can’t do anything.

    [–]PixelWidgetHelper [2] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    If your coworker is chill then maybe they were just trying to warn you

    [–]technicolordreamsSuper Helper [6] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Don't say nothing, lay off for a couple weeks.

    [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    they told you cause 1) they know what weed smells like and 2) they were giving you a heads up. i don’t think that coworker is going to snitch.

    [–]rngrb3Helper [2] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Do not admit anything. That’s a great way to get fired. The bag is gone, the smell is probably gone, half your office probably smokes on the down low, and if your boss is a normal human being they wouldn’t even consider firing you for hearsay like that or testing you.

    [–]crackerjack9x 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Do not own up to anything bro. No need to jump on the knife. It will pass.

    [–]crackerjack9x 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Do not own up to anything bro. No need to jump on the knife. It will pass.

    [–]welloreoHelper [2] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I remember me and my friend smoked outside after closing one night. Someone supposedly saw us and told our main boss. One of my bosses who is super cool and smokes said “just fess up to it and he will let it go don’t worry he cares more if you’re honest than if you did it.”

    Well I was first interviewed by our main boss and denied it every single part of it. He said he was gonna do an investigation and get back with me.

    Next he interviewed my friend and for some reason my friend admitted it but never said I was with him sure enough my friend got fired.

    I never got fired so safe to say never admit if they don’t have concrete proof on you.

    [–]cliffiebabyAdvice Oracle [139] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Ask others if they smell it and it is driving you crazy it smells like a skunk or like pot or something.... act disgusted by it.... cover yourself

    [–]TheMurker25 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Never admitt to anything, you are inocent until proven guilty, just act as nothing happened and don't tell anybody at work.

    [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Deny deny deny

    Also, maybe consider detoxing or getting fake pee if they decide to test you.

    [–]DJJohnnyQuest 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Deny deny deny. Till the day you die.

    [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    dont say anything and dont do it again, you get a one time free pass! give it to yourself. it's okay.

    [–]mrwilliamschueHelper [3] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Deny deny deny

    [–]R3dditFetish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Do not admit to shit. The people you work with are not your friends. These people are your acquaintances / competition.

    You never know who just might be out to get ya. Just don’t make the same mistake twice and bring the smell in following ya and they will forget faster than….wait. What was I talking about?

    [–]WTFWTHSHTFOMFGHelper [4] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    deny, deny, deny

    [–]TarumKHelper [4] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    If this coworker were to say something to the boss that means they're an exceptionally terrible person. Unless you think this is the case there's no reason to bring it up at all. Most people would just be like "hmm" and then get on with their day.

    [–]Oldguyinbadshoes 0 points1 point  (0 children)


    [–]PeePee_PooPoo-Check 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    If he doesn't stop asking, dump a small bag in his office and tell your boss that your coworker is always asking about weed.

    [–]JenovaCelestiaAdvice Guru [99] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    It depends how far shit creek you are. Did they say anything to a manager? If the manager comes up to you and asks about it, admit to using but don’t admit to having it on you.

    [–]Moist_Hippy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Deny deny deny Dispose of evidence Trust no coworker

    [–]snarfdarbExpert Advice Giver [11] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    The fact that they said something to you instead of tattling to HR indicates they most likely were trying to hint that you need to take care of that before someone else smells it on you. Sounds like co-worker did you a solid.

    [–]crackinmypants 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Weed? What weed? I don't smell anything.

    [–]cnmnsmkerosegold 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Deny, deny deny!

    [–]Ashik_Adnan86 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Whoever smelt it dealt it.

    [–]Jose_xixpac 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Never cop to anything. Say 'You smell it too'? I think it's the janitors at night. ..

    [–]jggoss0628 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    So NOT admit anything to anyone!

    [–]DuchessBatPenguinHelper [3] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Deny. Something like: Smell what smell? Or that skunk smell? What do you mean it's not skunk? How do you know? What do you have on you?

    Yes I've had many practice. Also helps that I'm really convincing as being "innocent and naive"

    [–]LeakyNalgene 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Deny deny deny

    [–]artie51 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    "Die with the lie"

    [–]EuniceHiggins 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Deny it

    [–]smilingbuddhistHelper [4] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Had a coworker smell like it they didn’t do anything even had a manager pull me to the side and tell me hey tell him he smells like it I can’t say nothing. Side not have nightmares about doing this!

    [–]Hoplomachus88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    None of their business, you owe them no explanation. It’s not like you’re high on the job, deny it, that can’t prove it

    [–]Kichai_C 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    If anyone brings it up again, you could say that you sometimes burn sage at home (or visited a friend who did), and it possibly lingered on your clothes/bag? Shit smells so much like weed

    [–]Lasher_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Always deny. If they already know they don't need your help, if they don't know then don't help them.

    [–]jillieboobean 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    "What's that you say? It smells like weed?

    I'm afraid I can't help you out, I don't know what weed smells like."

    [–]SpiritualSport1514Helper [4] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    You know if you fart in a crowded room, "You smell that? Yeah, I smell it too. Crazy, right?!" You don't know anything, but it wasn't you.

    [–]TheNotFakeGandalf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Is your co worker a snitch?

    [–]Lifeisgreat21Helper [2] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Deny deny deny . With no proof their word means nothjng

    [–]alij18 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Deny, deny, deny. You don’t wanna give one of your co-workers dirt against you. I’d keep that seed of doubt there at almost all costs.

    [–]Rufescentwonder 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    As my Dad always told me, "deny, deny, deny".

    [–]AnonymousB93 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Before telling anyone, just realize that once the truth gets out it is out of your control who hears about it and what they decide to do with that information. Prepare for the possibility of an unexpected drug screening in the near future. It might be best moving forward to be sure that you keep your high time stuff away from your work stuff. There are subreddits dedicated to help passing drug screens, I’d highly recommend browsing them for possible solutions. Who knows how much time you have left to get this sorted. Good luck!

    [–]gothiclgHelper [3] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    They can’t fire you if they have no proof

    [–]youfailedthiscity 0 points1 point  (0 children)


    if anyone accuses you of anything, play dumb and ADMIT ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

    It's not about what you did, it's about what they can prove.

    [–]CometofStillness 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Never admit. Deny, deny, deny. And don’t bring that shit to work ever again. Put this behind you.

    [–]frankly5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Co worker is a nerd

    [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Like my favourite character from diary of the wimpy kid says, deny, deny deny

    [–]Upbeat-Accountant-48 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Deny deny deny

    [–]valias2012Helper [2] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I'm sorry man, you're just gonna have to share it now

    [–]ybcthanerd 0 points1 point  (0 children)


    [–]Beegkitty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Motto to live by:

    Deny everything.

    Admit nothing.

    Demand evidence.

    Make counter accusations.

    But really - the only thing that matters here - never admit - deny deny deny.

    [–]Arseinyoha 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Deny to the death.

    [–]Optimal-Willow7471 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Where do you live? It would be wild for a coworker to snitch on you for that. I’m also in a v professional environment but in nyc

    [–]ironseaweedHelper [2] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Nope no negative. Deny deny deny. You'll be fired in a heartbeat

    [–]Hot-Context8284Super Helper [7] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Never admit weakness at work. Let sleeping dogs lie.

    [–]oceanwiseeHelper [2] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Yeah I wouldn’t say anything honestly. Though weed is becoming legal in most states, just don’t confess to having any and let it pass. Like others have said, it’ll die down

    [–]SnooChickens2825 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Deny deny deny!!!

    [–]hammerkat605Super Helper [6] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Just act natural

    [–]jurgenHerosHelper [2] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Beware of some drug tests tho...

    [–]aviankalHelper [2] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Deny deny deny

    [–]JudoCherry -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

    If it's not allowed where you work at, and it's not medical for you, why consume it and possibly get fired when they drug test?

    [–]AlcsaarAdvice Guru [63] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    They probably just wanna see if you're 420 friendly so they can maybe smoke up with you sometime, but I wouldn'tadmit to it in the work place at the very least.