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Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by NewTD2, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Fkarno - Please respect others ways to live their lives. Our Community Ethos and Forum Rules are quite clear on this: https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/community-ethos-forum-rules.50278/

    It could be worthwhile acquainting yourself with those; in particular, Rule A3.

    Thank you.
     
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  2. Paula62

    Paula62 Type 2 · Member

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    I'm not saying the comments where directed at you personally but I know exactly how you feel. There are people who cannot handle illness and it's fear on their part that the make these hurtful comments. This does not excuse you ex-manager's behaviour at all, it is unprofessional for someone in that position - they should be fully supportive whenever you need it and you should be treated the same as any other person in the office. So, you check you blood sugar readings when necessary, you take an insulin injection - tuff, how many times do you see people in offices pop headache tablets? I had a manager who was made aware of condition when took over the team i was in, I had 2 days off sick in the year due to a really heavy cough and cold - all I heard was " your are a very ill person" - it's takes us longer to get over the annual bugs that swarm around offices, but hey i had 2 days off in the year whereas others without "a condition / disease had a lot more than me, yet it was me who was being singled out as "you are always ill"????? It is hard to not take these types of comments personally, but we should not sit there and take it on the chin either. We need to take the manager or person dishing out the hurtful comments to one side and let them know how they have hurt us. If it continues we need to report it the unfair comments up to the next level.
     
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  3. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    @NewTD2 ,

    If its any consolation to you? I put up with a manager for 5 years.. I didn't take it personally she had issue with other non D employees.

    It came to a head with us when i was called in by HR regarding a "spy pen." I was allegedly carrying about my person.
    I produced the "pen tech" which only contained insulin.
    HR & senior management backed off. discredited, my manager did leave under a cloud. though that may have had something to do with cash in the safe discrepancies & missing stock... (smokescreen anyone?)
     
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    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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  5. Diane fluteplayer

    Diane fluteplayer Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi folks, I too had trouble when I was working in a public service organisation where they should have known better. 1 malign individual complained about my doing a blood test at my desk (not even an injection); personnel backed her and insisted I find an empty meeting room. 1 guy in personnel took the trouble to find out about diabetes and did his best to support me but the rest behaved as if I was using it to be awkward. Staff at my base office and another one nearby were brilliant, so most of the time all was well. I took voluntary redundancy and retired at the first opportunity. Best thing I ever did - though there are still some issues in the village where I live. Sadly it only takes a few unempathic people! Try talking to more sympathetic colleagues and if there is a union, join it and update them as needed.
     
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  6. Zilsniggy

    Zilsniggy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    And you are in Canada. With respect, the working environment in the UK is entirely different to what you describe.
     
  7. Zilsniggy

    Zilsniggy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    For heaven's sake, this is the 21st century and the UK, things may be different in Canada. Please stop applying your Canadian situation to ours, the two DO NOT equate.
     
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