Rude Co-workers

Posted on: Mon, 03/27/2006 - 9:54am
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At a meeting today where peanut-butter stuffed pretzels were the "snack"...yes at a 15 minute meeting, a rather young co-worker (late 20s) said to me, "Hey Andrea. Why don't you give these to your daughter and not tell her there is peanut butter in them?"

This was in a meeting of about 20 co-workers. One heard and giggled. Both know about DD.

WWYD?

Posted on: Mon, 03/27/2006 - 10:16am
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Does WWYD mean "What would you do?"
If so, how about something along the lines of, "Would you give your daughter poison to eat?" I;m so tired of people not taking this seriously.

Posted on: Mon, 03/27/2006 - 10:47am
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Thats cold,I am going to think about it,You want to send the right message.Are you O.K.
WDYS?
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Posted on: Mon, 03/27/2006 - 10:53am
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What an idiot. I probably would have told him, "how about I shove them up your @$$ instead?"

Posted on: Mon, 03/27/2006 - 10:57am
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wow, that is absolutedly horrible! I see from your profile card you are a software engineer...so you are in a "professional workplace".
Have you had trouble with this chic before? Is she in general just an immature twit? What is your professional relationship to her?
Depending on the answers you give, I might just let it go. If it happens again, then try to have a good comeback ready. Else, you could get supervisors involved. She pretty much told you to go hurt your child!
In a away, it could fall under harassment in the workplace - she was teasing you about your daughter's situation, creating a hostile work environment. A comment like that seems intentional. Even if she meant it as a joke, was the h3ll kind of sense of humor does this twit have? You could talk to someone in HR to see if it falls under harassment. But then...you could be opening a can of worms and just make the situation a lot worse, ya know? Even though you are totally justified to complain and do something, sometimes it's "just not worth the hassle"
I hope it doesn't happen again. you could just confront her and flat out ask her why she thought that was funny???
good luck,
Adrienne
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30-year old survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Mon, 03/27/2006 - 11:01am
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Quote:Originally posted by momma2boys:
[b]What an idiot. I probably would have told him, "how about I shove them up your @$$ instead?"[/b]
i like that answer

Posted on: Mon, 03/27/2006 - 11:05am
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I probably would have said: "What do you do for an encore? Heckle persons in wheelchairs?"
but hey, that's just me. ~no advice.

Posted on: Mon, 03/27/2006 - 11:06am
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Quote:Originally posted by MommaBear:
[b]I probably would have said: "What do you do for an encore? Heckle persons in wheelchairs?"
but hey, that's just me. ~no advice. [/b]
ooooh, I like that one too!

Posted on: Mon, 03/27/2006 - 11:07am
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Maybe forward her a good email article about the seriousness of food allergies/PA? After you shove the rest of those things up her.... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
I second the "What an idiot..." comment. I might have blurted that right out in your shoes! Or at least, why in the world would you even say something like that??!! With great disgust. becca

Posted on: Mon, 03/27/2006 - 11:09am
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Quote:Originally posted by momma2boys:
[b] ooooh, I like that one too![/b]
or...........
[i]"Must be that time of the month. Your string is showing."[/i]

Posted on: Mon, 03/27/2006 - 11:12am
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ROFL [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
Quote:Originally posted by MommaBear:
[b] or...........
[i]"Must be that time of the month. Your string is showing."[/i]
[/b]

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