FRUSTRATION!!!!! Work and Diabetes doesn't Mix

By ccritch Latest Reply 2010-06-25 19:58:56 -0500
Started 2010-06-24 11:47:24 -0500

Work and Diabetes is like oil and vinegar do not mix.

I dislike it so much when when there is no leadership, rules or regulations. people take off when they want, come back when they want, don't use their personal time to do their own personal stuff and use the companies time.

Then you have the bosses whom have no consideration for you they are watching you do your insulin and see you are getting ready to eat your lunch and they decide they need you to work on something for them right at that momment. Now my lunch hour is over and I have to eat at my desk with disturbance and annyoance and can't relax and read my book! ugh!!!!!! Have I told you how much I dislike where I work!!!!!!!. I love my job but dislike where I am working!!!!!!!!!!!! I get so frustrated I want to explode I feel my blood pressure rise I feel my body getting extremely hot and I want to scream and cry but just hold it in. Then you got the smart alec that says why aren't you at lunch! They all see what is going on! Sorry don't mean to shout I am frustrated and probably my sugar is up!! :(
I needed to let it out! so sorry. Am I the only person going through this?

12 replies

HENNRICK 2010-06-25 19:58:56 -0500 Report

to person likes to watch you give insluin hand needle say wouldld like to give it too you that stop it what i hate is when watch me sticking my arm or fingers to get reading or they say do have to do that right now i say yes would like to learn so if i can you can and the give dos for high or low suger i made a buness card with it stop a lot the watchers good luck.
also included when to call 911

bettymachete 2010-06-24 15:16:21 -0500 Report

When people bother me at work I just remind myself that one day I am going to write a screenplay or a sitcom with characters based on them or… you could always fake an reaction, start cussing and throwing things about the office, they will never know and think twice about not giving you the time you need to take care of yourself. LOL I know that's probably an extreme way to deal with the problem but you gotta admit, it would get their attention.


GabbyPA 2010-06-24 21:56:27 -0500 Report

LOL! They will stay away for all things!
I did something like that once and I got a standing ovation. I yelled at a guy that was always thinking his stuff was more important than everyone else's...I apologized afterwords, because it was inappropriate. But everyone loved it...funny how we won't stand up for ourselves. Now with your new found voice, you can make that stand...hopefully with less fan fare than I did.

ccritch 2010-06-25 12:34:56 -0500 Report

Yeah! I would love too but I am a humble person until they pull too hard and they have pulled too hard already and I am at my wits end! it is coming the wrath of Kahn!

Roy531 2010-06-25 13:26:22 -0500 Report

I use to have that problem at work, one day got tired of it and told them I have to eat at a certain time or if my sugars get too low you can take me to the hospital and pay the bill. I get to eat now with nobody bothering me. If we are out some place my boss will race to get me back to the shop in time for me to eat.

ccritch 2010-06-25 12:33:51 -0500 Report

LOL! that is funny, unfortunately it doesn't strike a nitch here cause everyone here slams, banks and barks at everything so someone else doing will only be part of the daily routine!

Thanks for the insight

LauraS 2010-06-24 13:53:36 -0500 Report

I can sympathize with you. My job is okay right now but it's had it's moments. I eat my lunch in the kitchen by myself and read my book. People here are pretty considerate about lunch hour so no one bothers me, but there are other times where I feel like I'm going to blow my top. It helps sometimes just to do an on line job search and send your resume out. I've done it with no result of interviews but at least I feel a little more in control like I could really leave this job if I put my mind to it. Deep breaths. Unfortunately deep breaths stopped working for me so I asked for xanax. I sometimes resort to a half a pill at work to avoid losing my mind. Not all the time though, praying helps too. Good luck and keep your chin up.

ccritch 2010-06-24 14:52:30 -0500 Report

Hi Laura,

Thanks, I have done the online thing also and that made me feel better but then back to square one! again. Everyone brings their baggage to work, and takes it out on you, I am a humble person until you pull my chain to many times then I light up and let em have it. It is not my way I am a christrian and go to church every Sunday and pray all day long and read my good book during lunch. I try to live the way of the lord but sometimes I find myself cusing and I feel so guilty and I beat myself up for letting it get to me so bad. but there are times like today that I just can't handle it. I know everyone has their issues and problems at home I do but I leave them home and don't take it out on anyone at my work, When I am upset I keep to myself and if they ask if I am ok, I say I am under the weather they leave me alone pretty much. but othertimes KaPow!

Thanks and God Bless

Pfc 2010-06-24 12:43:39 -0500 Report

I had to quit my job as charge nurse on 7pm-7am ICU for the same reason. since I was at retirement age, I just throw in the towel. The Doctor told me I had two choises, retire and take care of my self or stay on the job and kill my self on the floor. I had to really bite the bullet as they say. I went from a job I loved making 55K down to less than 10K ayear SS. That also put me bankrupt , but I got my papers filled out and filed my own bankrupt filing in Harris county,Houston, because the lawyer I contacted wanted 700.00 up front to file. And that was from someone who at the moment didn't have money for food. I also took a few lessons in decompression of my expectation in life.
It was a humbling thing,but I made it.
You have to take charge of your own life and health. Learn to say no and EXPLAIN WHY. Don't let it become a major issue and be nice about it. Letting it chew your guts will only get your BG in trouble. Don't look at what others are doing, just focus on you and your interaction to this problem.
Let go and learn to drop the anger down, it only hurts your and the others go on their merry way .

ccritch 2010-06-24 13:29:47 -0500 Report

Hi, Thanks for your insight. I am currently working on my stress other things are in the works as well, I have faith that god will get me through this also. He has helped me through the wilderness many times and I know he will not let me wander. Thanks I am glad to hear you are doing better and things are going well for you.

Thank you for your kind service of helping others

God Bless

Diane987 2010-06-24 12:01:10 -0500 Report

I think every workplace has that one person who seems to be the responsible one who sacrifices their time for the sake of the office. The smartest thing I have seen that person do was leave the building when it was lunch time. Most of the time she just sat in her car, ate her lunch, and read her book. However, it kept her from being disturbed during her time. The other thing is, you have to let the other stuff go. You can't control the behavior of colleagues. The last thing you want to do is let their lack of discipline effect your mood and blood pressure which will inevitably affect your blood sugar. Stay strong!

ccritch 2010-06-24 12:33:20 -0500 Report

Thanks Diane,

I know it seems so simple but it is difficult because I believe in structure, rules, regulations and Honesty. I pray and it relieves me.

Thanks for the insight it was good and the idea of leaving the office sounds pretty good but in my town their is nowhere to go so small you will pass it all bye with a blink of an eye! LOL

God Bless