I got tested for Celiac years ago (my sister has it), but fortunately can still consume gluten. However, there is so much good gluten-free things today that didn't exist years ago! So you can survive, if you have to!
Thanks Jeff! I was actually Gluten free for a year or so awhile back, and have been pleasantly surprised at the variety of food that is available now! Nothing beats a good, Gluten-full pizza though. ;D
Grumpass sounds like a mythical beast. Also, I would read the story of Eeeeeemma and the Grumpass! It has to be illustrated. :)
@Jeff I think you're right! Thanks everyone. :)
You can do it! Keep a good perspective!
I suffer bad with IBS and anxiety best thing to do is just think not about what's the worst that could happen but the what if this happens what if i get the job and what will it change about life and your mental capacity and freedom don't be dragged down
There are lots of accommodations that employers make (and have been making for years) that are essentially the same as what you're going through, it's just they've been established for longer. Enabling an employee to go from full time to part time
for family reasons, maternity leave, changes to the office environment (I worked with someone who was well over 6 ft tall and they had to figure out how to raise his desk so he could sit at it). Peoplp
People's circumstances, of all kinds, need to be accommodated in some way so that they can do a job. Although your needs are unseen, you're no different from anyone else who requires some kind of flexibility in order to undertake their role. I expect
Your request is not for 'special' treatment or that you're presuming entitlement - it's as practical in its way as a taller desk or changing your hours so that you can care for an elderly parent. I'm not putting this very well but I hope you see it's
a reasonable request to make.
@Cindy You're putting it perfectly and it's a very helpful perspective. Thank you!
I know the feeling! Someone honking at me when I'm driving can ruin the rest of my day.
That's a tough one!
Way to notice that win!
Thanks Kathryn D! It could have easily gone very differently and I'm glad that it didn't.
Sorry to hear that Eeeeeeema.
Don't be afraid to follow up. I usually go back to my desk and write up what I remember and then send an email follow-up. That way he can clarify things, or you can meet with him again. I'm sure he'd want you to be clear!
Thanks guys! Jeff M I am currently going over all the notes I already had on what we discussed, reviewing e-mails he sent, making a calendar of due dates, etc. Its hard to keep in mind that my new boss isn't trying to embarrass me or be rude!