To start off, if anyone has been reading my other blogs. I finally got out of that other job and found a new one in fast food! It's less pay, but there will be no more injuries that will scar me for life! (I hope...) However, these people seem to know even LESS about diabetes than the people at my old job.

Today, I went into the restaurant for my first day of computer training. Gone are the days of a manager actually giving someone a tour of the place you will work. Nope! Now it is all computerized! I was put into the break room and sat in front of a computer to watch these "training modules," a series of 20 minute interactive videos that cover every topic from using a cash register to cleaning the toilet, all narrated by someone who's bubbly optimism is almost painful. Apparently, I was only supposed to watch 4 of them, but since the regular trainer wasn't there, I ended up watching 8.

About an hour after I got there, my bloodsugar was feeling low. I decided I would check myself after I finished the current video. The video ended and I started to check myself. At the same time, the manager came in to start my next video, "Meeting the Customer's Expectations." She looks over my shoulder and says "Oh! you have the sugars too! I thought I was the only one." Sure, she used the term "the sugars", but this lady was old, and she was the one who hired me, so I didn't feel like making a point of it. I was actually kind of happy that she knew what I was going through.

...I thought

My reading comes back and it's 35! At this point, I started to think that this lady could get me an apple pie or something. But then the manager said something that made me fear for my safety. "Yeah, when the doctor said I couldn't have sodas anymore, I almost cried, but I guess you get used to it. I sure miss Mt. Dew though" Then she walked out of the room. OMG, did she just say that? Did she even LOOK at the same number I did? If anything I NEEDED a soda right then! I shrugged it off, ate the food I brought, and continued to watch the video. It's not like I could have driven home or anything.

A few hours later, she comes in again and asks if I wanted any food. I was about to say yes, but then I realized I forgot my insulin at home. So I replied "I would, but I can't right now." Apparently, this answer wasn't good enough so she says "But its free! are you SURE you don't want any?" I then explained that I didn't have my insulin on me so even though I really did want food, I couldn't eat any right now. This answer also didn't seem to be good enough either, and she said again that employees get free food and I shouldn't feel bad about taking advantage of that. I then gave up and said that I actually wanted to eat with my family and that I'll pick up my free meal at the end of the training. The managed seemed to like this answer better and left me to continue watching the videos.

Eventually, my friend came in and rescued me from the evil training videos (he is a manager too so he could do that.)
I got my free meal and went home. It looks like I have a lot of D training to do.

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Comment by acidrock23 on October 28, 2011 at 9:24pm
I always found it annoying at new restaurants that you had to "learn the drill" about munching. It was always going on but you sort of had to get into the flow before you could count on whatever? The last restaurant job I had was a local place, rather than a corporate joint, and they just let you graze on the fries in the window, etc.


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