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Re: [IP] Pregnant Pumpers at work

You are right-it was me who posted the original post on  "Is This Discrimination?"  I do not work a strenuous job at all.  I just basically sit at a desk and answer phones.  No stairs.  I have never even had a "real low" here.  She just tells everyone that my diabetes is "very bad" because I have to wear a pump.  I am getting tired of her comments and I doubt I will be able to keep my mouth closd about it much longer.  :)  I have tried to educate her on the disease but she is not interested.  She just "whatever"s me and walks away.  She, being the branch manager, is the only person I report to so there is really not an HR department.  
There are 4 of us in the office.  3 of us were hired together.  One of the girls was hired a month after us just because we needed extra help.  Now, all of a sudden, she was hired to "watch over me".  I don't know how to handle this situation thats why I posted just to see if anyone else has been through anything like this in the workplace.

thanks for your help,
---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Sherry Compton" <email @ redacted>
Reply-To: email @ redacted
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 08:40:40 -0600

>> "Sherry,
>> I don't have your original post on this, but I did not see it as
>> discrimination. I don't *think* you are new at this job, but you are pg and
>> have mentioned about the tiredness and BGs swinging. Perhaps the boss is
>> covering his/her tracks since we are such a litigiuos society. *IF* something
>> happened to you at work (are you the stair climber, too?) he/she could be
>> brought up on charges that there was no foresight in your *condition*. I think
>> as someone else said, be flattered that there is concern for your welfare.
>> There are NO guarantees nothing will happen and if this is just since you are
>> *growing* baby Zilla, it was a proper gesture on your boss's behalf.
>> Was this person hired strictly as your *shadow* or as a useful employee and
>> will not be let go when Zilla arrives? Does this person follow you everywhere,
>> or just aware of a possible scenario? YOMV (Your Opinion May Vary) (~_^)"
>I know I talk so much that I sometimes seem like the only pregnant lady here,
>but this actually wasn't me this time.  I think it was Mel?
>When I first started having trouble at work with hypos last year when I was
>trying different humalog doses on MDI, I was lucky to even have someone stay
>in the office while I ate.  One day I had a low so bad I got confused and
>wandered the hall for about twenty minutes.  I kept passing the break room
>where my lunch was  (I guess I completely forgot there was candy in my purse
>too). But anyway, while this was going on, my coworker just left the office
>and went to a meeting.  I had talked to her just a week before about what was
>going on with me, but I guess she just didn't realize how serious it was.
>When she got back and I asked her about leaving me like that, she said, "Oh, I
>thought you were acting funny because you wouldn't answer me when I asked you
>questions."  I'm glad I did finally come out of the fog enough to eat before I
>fell down the stairs or just collapsed somewhere.
>Anyway, I see how Mel was offended that her boss thought she needed a
>babysitter.  It probably made her feel less than adult.  But I gotta say it
>does help if you have someone who either cares enough or is intelligent enough
>to notice if you are having problems.  But I think that's just being a good
>Sherry C
>>From the massive city of Bowling Green, KY
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