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I have a work situation

Postby justme » Jul 27, 2008 10:52 am

I have been on work restrictions for a while and just been sitting at my desk, which has allowed me a lot of freedom. Next week I have to go back to "regular" work which includes working a public service desk. Next week they are changing the schedule and I will work 9 am to 1 pm on the public service desk. I have expressed concerns to my boss that I don't think I can go that many hours, or until that late in the afternoon, without food. I will get one 15 minute break somewhere in there, it is usually around 10:30 am.

What do I do if I find myself getting sick (hunger makes me just as sick as eating).

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Postby krdoty » Jul 27, 2008 11:55 am

I assume you're not allowed to eat at the public service desk? Can you get an exception for crackers *ducks* or something else that is not too messy that you could eat between customers? Would sucking on hard candy help hold off the nausea long enough to get you to your break?
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Postby MichellevsHG » Jul 27, 2008 1:13 pm

Karen - We're not allowed to eat in front of our students, so teaching an entire day w/out *something* is difficult even without HG. My Ob wrote a note asking that I be allowed breaks more often so that I could 1)take medication 2)eat a small snack . . . oh yeah, and I needed one to use the elevator and wear sneakers. :roll:

Would your Ob be up to helping you work out something with your work?
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