I (24M) enjoy my job and have two coworkers, Megan (25F) and our new coworker James (23M) who just started. The three of us each have our own office space, but because we have to frequently collaborate on work throughout the day we are often at each other’s desks.
I am a type 1 diabetic, I give insulin and check my blood sugar throughout the day as needed. I give insulin through a pump so that’s not an issue. Checking my blood sugar involves pricking my finger to draw a drop of blood, the blood gets sucked up into a test strip that is connected to a glucose meter, and the meter displays the reading. The whole process takes like 10 seconds.
I was checking my blood sugar in my office right when James walked over. Immediately, his face went white, he looked like he was about to puke or faint or maybe both. I was like, dude are you okay? He told me that he has a major blood and needle phobia and gets therapy for it. I explained what I was doing and why it was necessary and he said it’s “freaky” that I have to MAKE myself bleed multiple times a day. He told me he never wants to accidentally walk in on me checking my blood sugar again because he could pass out. I said that if I’m checking my blood sugar and hear him coming over I can call out a warning like “give me a sec!”. He said that won’t work, just knowing that I’m doing that just before he comes over is enough to freak him out, and that he would be stressed that I might not hear him walking over.
He told me I should check it in the bathroom from now on. I told him that I don’t think I should have to do that and it’s unsanitary. He said another option was if I only check my blood sugar at certain times, say 9am, 12pm before eating lunch, and 4pm, that way he’d know when to avoid me. I said these things can’t always be predicted, I’ll need to check if I feel my blood sugar going high or low.
He said he understands that I have diabetes but that he also has a special need (his blood phobia) that needs to be accommodated and that he doesn’t want to have to avoid me at work and only talk to Megan for fear he might see me checking again. He said he’ll talk to HR about this and that he’ll tell them that I refused to compromise with him.
That was last Thursday before the holidays, tomorrow I’m thinking of going to talk to HR before James does, but first I need to know that I’m in the right here. So AITA for not being more accommodating of James’ blood/needle phobia and checking my blood sugar as needed at m... keep reading on reddit ➡
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To celebrate the launch of the GB, the unique/unusual collaboration between brand (Takoyakeys), artist (Inputuniverse), and manufacturer (Zionstudiosph), and to give back to this amazing community, we are giving three lucky winners their very own Matsuzuka desk mat in their choice of color!
🎉Rules for the giveaway🎉:
Comment on this post with 3 keyboard-related design details you spotted on the desk mat!
· The giveaway will run for 5 days (Until May 20th at 11:59 pm PDT)
· Winner will be announced on Zionstudios’ Instagram Story and this Reddit post will be updated shortly after.
· Reddit account must be older than 7 days, with more than 5 combined Karma.
· redditraffler will be used to choose the winner.
· Winner chooses from one of five different desk mats as shown here.
· This is a global giveaway, shipping will be paid for.
· Upvote is optional, but would be much appreciated 😊.
The Matsuzuka Desk Mat Group Buy will be live until the end of the month on May. 30. We have 15 different regional vendors partaking in this GB, so chances are you will be able to order one without worrying about customs fees and border delays.
List of vendors:
· Canada: Takoyakeys
· USA: Mechs & Co.
· China: zFrontier
· UK: proto[Typist]
· EU: mykeyboard.eu
· Philippines: Zion Studios PH
· Korea: Swagkeys
· Oceania: SWITCHKEYS
· South America: Fancy Customs
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I’m newly back at the office and I underestimated my hunger today. I need a stash of something for times like this but it can’t be too good or else I’ll drain it and be without again
Edit: Holy shit this blew up lol I bought those orange cheese crackers
Something I have noticed in posts here is that degree holders/pursers (IT, comp sci etc) are constantly being told that their first job out of college will be help desk. Dont get me wrong, I am a Junior, and my first internship was in help desk(currently cloud engineer intern), but theres seem to be some culture here that everyones first job out of college will and should be helpdesk.
Just looking at linkedin, there are over 500+ devops/cloud/IT internship openings. I believe the culture here doesn't really push students to pursue these internships, these are a ticket out of having a helpdesk be your first new grad job. This will affect your salary and career trajectory.
Compared to /r/csMajors where every post is about a FAANG internship and earning 10k a month as in intern. The culture there pushes pursuing the best possible internship in college. This is a quote from a comment here "They're aware that starting as high as you possibly can is a good thing and aren't afraid to go for it. By comparison, the attitude here has IT/IS majors doing nothing for 4 years, doing tech support at their university, MSP, geek squad, or just plan old help desk. Everyone just seems to go right for the lowest hanging fruits. It seems like a mix of low confidence, lack of research, and lack of drive." They being /r/csMajors .
Virtually every internship is remote now, which means if you dont live in a tech hub, you still have an opportunity to intern for these bigger companies doing exciting work.
There should be monthly threads aimed at students with a focus on internships, where/how to apply, whats trending etc. This post isnt aimed to put down help desk, I started as a help desk intern and realized its best to pursue internships that focus on what you want to specialize in , in order to have a higher chance of working in that upon graduation.
edit: not to say getting an internship is easy, I have probably applied to over 500+ places and I am only a junior in college. It is a number/luck game after all. edit 1: this post is aimed more for students as there are a lot of career switchers where this may not really apply.
Edit 2: this post is aimed for students
Edit 3: I am not advocating to skip help desk, like I said my first internship was help desk and not only taught me a lot, but allowed to to get a better picture of where I want to take my career.
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