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#### jedikaiti

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##### Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5895 on: June 25, 2014, 01:18:55 PM »

#### Jocelyn

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##### Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5904 on: June 27, 2014, 11:42:32 PM »

Anyhow, back to actual PD stories, a teacher in one of my brother's classes (back in junior high) apparently hit a student with her shoe when he was misbehaving. The teacher's excuse was that she was having a diabetic episode. Most people with diabetes or hypoglycemia that I know would not have anywhere near enough energy to take off a shoe and hit a second person in the head with it during an episode (of either sugar being too high or too low). Not sure what happened to the teacher.

My DH is diabetic and before you have no energy there is a phase where I find their emotions to be "amplified"...if they are happy they are really happy and if they are annoyed they are really annoyed.
There are many different kinds of reactions. The first man I ever saw, was when I was working in a gift shop at Christmastime: he started to cry, tears rolling down his cheeks, without sobbing. My former pastor would get very irritable and snappish; my father would get childlike. Me, I have a strong desire to lie down, preferably in a cold place (tile floor rather than carpet, for example), and I often will become very clumsy at this stage. However, I often have an 'aura' of being extremely irritated about insignificant things. But that also happens if I'm high, so that's not a reliable symptom.

The basic rules, for those around a diabetic is that they're going to act unlike their usual self. They will do something odd, like lie down on the floor at the health club.
Do not ask them if they're OK and accept their assurance that they are. (but if they say they're not, you know something very important!) Higher thought tends to go first, so assume that they're not able to accurately assess what's going on. If you're not sure the person is a diabetic, ask them if they are: they'll generally be able to remember that fact. Ask when was the last time they tested their blood glucose, if they have a meter with them, and if they do, get them to test. The further the number is below 100, the more serious the hypoglycemia is. If it's below 70, call an ambulance. If it's 70-90, offer them about half a glass of juice or regular soda. Do not use chocolate- the fat in chocolate makes the sugar digest slowly. Candy that's pure sugar like candy corn, or hard candies like Life Savers, work quicker, but liquids are best/quickest. They don't need to drink a lot of juice or soda- too much can set off another swing in blood glucose. If they don't have a meter with them, give them the liquid anyway, and get them to an urgent care or ER, or to wherever their meter is. Diabetics will act wonky if their sugar is too high, but high sugar is not the life-threatening emergency that low sugar is. If the bG drops to around 20, odds are very good that the person is going to die or have permanent brain damage. Better to raise their bG from 200 to 250, than to let it drop from 70 to 20.

#### violinp

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##### Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5905 on: June 27, 2014, 11:50:28 PM »
Well, a manager I've talked about previously on another thread is gone. She didn't exactly have the greatest morale (complaining when I asked to take my break or leave, plus playing on her phone instead of talking to customers), but what took the cake was when she took home an expensive object from Lost and Found and refused to answer phone calls asking her to bring it back - even from a fellow manager! . Of course, the owner of said object was not pleased to find out that her object was not in our possession.

Manager brought the object back the next day, and didn't understand all the fuss. After all, she'd done it before and brought the other object back...

Yeah, she suddenly found herself unemployed. She was replaced by four people who are far more competent and kind than she could ever hope to be.
"It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends" - Harry Potter

#### LeeLee88

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##### Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5906 on: June 28, 2014, 06:39:35 AM »
We've been having a whole slew of these this week.  It's mainly been people who either don't show up to work, or will show up very late with excuses like, "I was up late".  Okey doke then.  The one who's really taking the cake lately is person who, when a supervisor is giving instruction to another worker, will interrupt the supervisor and talk over said supervisor to tell the co-worker what he/she should really be doing.  Which is just great, considering Talky Todd has never done what we we do before, and is still in training himself.

Talky Todd also performed his set tasks incorrectly, and when politlely asked to re-do the work, said he knew they were wrong the whole time, just turned it in as a completed product anyway.  Uhhhh... why?!  Supervisor attempting to help Talky Todd learn his appropriate tasks is talked over and argued with until Supervisor gives up and says, "Fine, you know everything, I'll let Higher Supervisor know that everything you do can get sent to him, and he can take care of it."  Higher Supervisor does not tolerate fools, and Talky Todd has been digging his own employment grave since his first day, which is when he first interrupted his primary Supervisor to tell a subordinate what to do.

Oh, Talky Todd also told a co-worker that because he's so intelligent and well-read, most people are very intimidated by him.  Seriously, Todd?  Seriously.

#### KenveeB

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##### Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5907 on: June 28, 2014, 10:25:43 AM »
When you're an intern, particularly in a field with a very tough job market, that's your chance to show what a good worker you are and why the company should hire you instead of the thirty other people applying for the same spot. It's not the time to just not show up for work on the day of a special event, leaving the director of the event to work the registration table because the interns aren't there.

#### Reika

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##### Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5908 on: June 28, 2014, 11:13:04 AM »
Ouch KenveeB.

The place mom goes to for the oil changes had a case of PD from an entire crew. They weren't putting in the right size oil filters, instead they were jamming ones that were too large, in some cases clearly using some sort of tool to force them into place. Unfortunately, our car is one of the ones that were affected.

Fortunately, that crew is gone, they gave us a discount on the current oil change and will have us come back to do the replacement and such when the needed items come in. Thankfully nothing was damaged so the car is operable.

#### FauxFoodist

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##### Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5909 on: June 28, 2014, 12:50:21 PM »
Ouch KenveeB.

The place mom goes to for the oil changes had a case of PD from an entire crew. They weren't putting in the right size oil filters, instead they were jamming ones that were too large, in some cases clearly using some sort of tool to force them into place. Unfortunately, our car is one of the ones that were affected.

Fortunately, that crew is gone, they gave us a discount on the current oil change and will have us come back to do the replacement and such when the needed items come in. Thankfully nothing was damaged so the car is operable.

This would be a good example of why I refuse to do any mystery shops involving letting someone work on my car.  I don't have the money to fix what might go wrong letting an unknown work on my car so it's totally not worth it to pick these up.  I'm surprised that so many mystery shoppers are willing to take this risk, especially when I hear so many bad things, in general, about some of these particular chains.