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    Re: Gear Grinding 7: Really? This crap again?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    Your lack of empathy is appalling.
    No, I think it is silly because if it is really that big of a deal, set your alarm clock an hour earlier, and you have no problem whatsoever.
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    Re: Gear Grinding 7: Really? This crap again?

    Quote Originally Posted by leswp1 View Post
    There are people that get royally screwed up with the littlest time change. NASA did some really cool research after the Astronauts had all sorts of systemic medical issues when they came back from being in orbit. Truly fascinating. Kidneys, fluid balance, cortisol, sugar, digestion, blood pressure, respiratory function (the ones I remember the most, there are others) are all affected. There are certain meds that can be effective or not with even an hour deviation because they work in concert with your body's rhythms. They also do lots of stuff with shift workers who have a nasy habit of having outcomes way worse than day workers.

    You can poo-poo it all you want but there is plenty of medical evidence that makes it very real and for some very disruptive. Other people can fly half way around the world and not notice.
    Utter and complete b.s. Not the study, but that a 1-hour change for one freaking day is that problematic. And if it is that problematic for you plan for it in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    Utter and complete b.s. Not the study, but that a 1-hour change for one freaking day is that problematic. And if it is that problematic for you plan for it in advance.
    Well, I am not sure why everyone gets so emotionally freaked out about people not adjusting well. It is a real problem that has evidence based medical research showing it is legit. It is not a matter of choice to have a body like they do. Sort of like blaming someone who is a diabetic for their condition, deciding they aren't really sick and telling the would be fine if they just ate right. No they won't. Telling them they should be or they just need to do X doesn't change things. If it makes you feel better to be mad at them :shrug:

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    Well, yes, but Peanut Butter (why the hell autocorrect capitalizes that is beyond me) sandwiches shouldn't be banned from school because one kid is allergic to them.

    This kind of **** situation happens all the time to almost all of us. We just choose to adapt and move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Well, yes, but Peanut Butter (why the hell autocorrect capitalizes that is beyond me) sandwiches shouldn't be banned from school because one kid is allergic to them.

    This kind of **** situation happens all the time to almost all of us. We just choose to adapt and move on.
    Depends on the nature of the allergy. Sunflower seeds are banned in my work area because one person is deathly allergic.

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    Walgreens automated prescription refill process. Used to be if I didn't have the number, I would be connected to a live person, tell them what I needed, and it would be ready. Today, I didn't have my prescription number, and was given a runaround by the phone system.
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    Re: Gear Grinding 7: Really? This crap again?

    Quote Originally Posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
    Walgreens automated prescription refill process. Used to be if I didn't have the number, I would be connected to a live person, tell them what I needed, and it would be ready. Today, I didn't have my prescription number, and was given a runaround by the phone system.
    Don't get me started on trying to get meds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
    Walgreens automated prescription refill process. Used to be if I didn't have the number, I would be connected to a live person, tell them what I needed, and it would be ready. Today, I didn't have my prescription number, and was given a runaround by the phone system.
    Don't get me started on Walgreens as a company. They have become a money hungry company with no value for employees.

    However, from a pharmacist's point of view this new system is much more friendly. Your phone calls without your prescription number may have been convenient for you but were very inconvenient for the staff at the pharmacy and would then delay those waiting to get their prescriptions at the store. Realize, they're getting dozens of calls a day from people that can't take the time to have their prescription number on hand.

    Their phone system is horrible so I'm sure it's a cluster but it's a huge relief for those who are actually filling your prescriptions.

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    Don't get me started on Walgreens as a company. They have become a money hungry company with no value for employees.

    However, from a pharmacist's point of view this new system is much more friendly. Your phone calls without your prescription number may have been convenient for you but were very inconvenient for the staff at the pharmacy and would then delay those waiting to get their prescriptions at the store. Realize, they're getting dozens of calls a day from people that can't take the time to have their prescription number on hand.

    Their phone system is horrible so I'm sure it's a cluster but it's a huge relief for those who are actually filling your prescriptions.
    It may be a relief but not for the provider who then may have to redo a prescription because the person doesn't have the number and calls the office looking for help.

    I miss the old pharmacies that had real people answering the phones and personal service. When I was first prescribing I could call George down the way if I had a sick patient with 4 kids in tow. I would tell George she was coming and he would have the med ready. Now no one answers, if they do you are on wait forever, get a tech and then they still don't guarantee it. I know it is the way of the world but I can't see it as better.

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    Four months ago I was on a side project for a big one that installed into production. Today I had a couple people from the big project contact me to get miniscule details from that side project and have it recalled in the blink of an eye. Yeah, that's easy to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaNorthStar View Post
    Depends on the nature of the allergy. Sunflower seeds are banned in my work area because one person is deathly allergic.
    Bingo. For the longest time, FlagDUDETTE and I wouldn't go to some restaurants because of her food allergies. Heck, there are some that are blacklisted because they weren't too good or aware when it came to cross-contamination. Letting the staff know sometimes isn't enough.
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    I'm not happy about it either, but Flag is correct (cue the Twilight Zone music!).
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    Ahh crap I agree exactly with what FlagDude said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    Bingo. For the longest time, FlagDUDETTE and I wouldn't go to some restaurants because of her food allergies. Heck, there are some that are blacklisted because they weren't too good or aware when it came to cross-contamination. Letting the staff know sometimes isn't enough.
    True. A friend of mine has a shellfish allergy. One night we went out to dinner, he alerted the waitstaff to his allergy, and ordered a steak and fries. He had an allergic reaction after eating one french fry, because the restaurant cooked their french fries in the same oil they used to fry seafood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DisplacedCornellian View Post
    True. A friend of mine has a shellfish allergy. One night we went out to dinner, he alerted the waitstaff to his allergy, and ordered a steak and fries. He had an allergic reaction after eating one french fry, because the restaurant cooked their french fries in the same oil they used to fry seafood.
    It's always interesting to see which kitchen managers are on top of things, and which ones are sleazes that look to take shortcuts. FlagDUDETTE's major allergy is also shellfish, and the ones that are the best when it comes to that were actually seafood restaurants. Went to a small diner on the Pacific, she mentioned the allergy, and the waitress immediately stated any side she gets is a salad because it's one fryer. Heck, I had lobster at a regional chain near the Atlantic one time, they had things very well separated, and things were just fine. One local place does fried shrimp, the kitchen manager come out previously to inform of that and that the fryers can splash between the two, on a later trip got an unbeknownst fried item, and they're now on the blacklist. And then one REALLY sleazy place at a major casino in Vegas with a prime rib and shrimp special saw the chef put it all together and then take off the shrimp, it was an open galley so she saw it, the guy tried to take a shortcut to "fix it", said no again, then the manager had to actually watch the chef in every step of preparing a shrimp-less special. Needless to say, we found somewhere else to dine during that trip.

    You don't know how much I could go for some sushi...

    BTW, EpiPen == blacklist, even if it's my favorite spot.
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    I'm not happy about it either, but Flag is correct (cue the Twilight Zone music!).
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    Ahh crap I agree exactly with what FlagDude said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    Bingo. For the longest time, FlagDUDETTE and I wouldn't go to some restaurants because of her food allergies. Heck, there are some that are blacklisted because they weren't too good or aware when it came to cross-contamination. Letting the staff know sometimes isn't enough.
    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    It's always interesting to see which kitchen managers are on top of things, and which ones are sleazes that look to take shortcuts. FlagDUDETTE's major allergy is also shellfish, and the ones that are the best when it comes to that were actually seafood restaurants. Went to a small diner on the Pacific, she mentioned the allergy, and the waitress immediately stated any side she gets is a salad because it's one fryer. Heck, I had lobster at a regional chain near the Atlantic one time, they had things very well separated, and things were just fine. One local place does fried shrimp, the kitchen manager come out previously to inform of that and that the fryers can splash between the two, on a later trip got an unbeknownst fried item, and they're now on the blacklist. And then one REALLY sleazy place at a major casino in Vegas with a prime rib and shrimp special saw the chef put it all together and then take off the shrimp, it was an open galley so she saw it, the guy tried to take a shortcut to "fix it", said no again, then the manager had to actually watch the chef in every step of preparing a shrimp-less special. Needless to say, we found somewhere else to dine during that trip.

    You don't know how much I could go for some sushi...

    BTW, EpiPen == blacklist, even if it's my favorite spot.
    Now we have people without real allergies claiming them (esp the gluten fad) it has given some the false impression that all people who have 'allergies' are really just primadonas. Have a friend who's kid needs an epi-pen if they open peanuts on a plane. Had a patient who anaphylaxed if near latex gloves in room. So not fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leswp1 View Post
    Now we have people without real allergies claiming them (esp the gluten fad) it has given some the false impression that all people who have 'allergies' are really just primadonas. ...
    and one of the ironies is that the prima donnas make it more difficult for the restaurants that conscientiously try to do the right thing for people with legitimate food allergies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leswp1 View Post
    Now we have people without real allergies claiming them (esp the gluten fad) it has given some the false impression that all people who have 'allergies' are really just primadonas. Have a friend who's kid needs an epi-pen if they open peanuts on a plane. Had a patient who anaphylaxed if near latex gloves in room. So not fun!
    One of my hockey buddies has celiacs disease/allergy/whatever. He blows up like a puffer fish, breaks out in hives, and his airways constrict if he eats wheat. So when we're at a bar, he'll always have his epi-pen ready even after telling the server to hold the bread or bun, and says he has the actual allergy and not the fad diet thing. They usually look at him with a disinterested glance, and the vast majority of the time he's all right. It's just that every so often, you see on his Facebook wall that he was in the hospital because somebody didn't believe him.

    The gluten fad diet has dang near killed him three or four times now.
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    and one of the ironies is that the prima donnas make it more difficult for the restaurants that conscientiously try to do the right thing for people with legitimate food allergies.
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    One of my hockey buddies has celiacs disease/allergy/whatever. He blows up like a puffer fish, breaks out in hives, and his airways constrict if he eats wheat. So when we're at a bar, he'll always have his epi-pen ready even after telling the server to hold the bread or bun, and says he has the actual allergy and not the fad diet thing. They usually look at him with a disinterested glance, and the vast majority of the time he's all right. It's just that every so often, you see on his Facebook wall that he was in the hospital because somebody didn't believe him.

    The gluten fad diet has dang near killed him three or four times now.
    Yep- this goes with kids too- parents who need their kids to be 'special' and say they can't eat all sorts of things. Many times it is physiologically impossible to have things happen that they swear do. Then you have the kids who really have stuff and other parents, knowing the knuckleheads, don't believe. I think they should all have to see an anaphylaxis in someone they know to help them figure it out. (said in a sarcastic way)

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    Quote Originally Posted by leswp1 View Post
    Yep- this goes with kids too- parents who need their kids to be 'special' and say they can't eat all sorts of things. Many times it is physiologically impossible to have things happen that they swear do. Then you have the kids who really have stuff and other parents, knowing the knuckleheads, don't believe. I think they should all have to see an anaphylaxis in someone they know to help them figure it out. (said in a sarcastic way)
    If you wanna have fun, try having a kid with an allergy to fluoride like my daughter. Granted we didn't find out until we took her to a dentist and she nearly died, haven't been able to find one for her since. It took a while for her school to get the whole "don't have her drink from the water fountain" thing. Even longer for my parents to realize it was an actual thing.

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    Re: Gear Grinding 7: Really? This crap again?

    Quote Originally Posted by leswp1 View Post
    Now we have people without real allergies claiming them (esp the gluten fad) it has given some the false impression that all people who have 'allergies' are really just primadonas. Have a friend who's kid needs an epi-pen if they open peanuts on a plane. Had a patient who anaphylaxed if near latex gloves in room. So not fun!
    I wouldn't call it a fad so much as a mis-diagnosis. I bet what they're REALLY allergic to is the glyphosates used in pesticides and other GMOs, but because of Monsanto's clout with the corporate oligarchy, they won't actually call it that.
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    I'm not happy about it either, but Flag is correct (cue the Twilight Zone music!).
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