At a famous charitable organization that pops up every Christmas... And it did NOT go very well. My shift was 9:30 - 4 pm... And I was on my feet all day, literally. That wouldn't be so terrible, except that they say they do two 15 minute breaks, and they have NO break room area, and another girl and I had to STAND the whole time! No microwaves, nothing available... Not even a chair anywhere for anyone, or a table.
So I tell the manager... "I have a concern about just 15 minutes spread out because I have Diabetes and I need to test, and have a proper lunch."
Here is where things got really ugly. The manager pulled me into his office, and proceeded to basically go off on me on his frustrations about "sick people." "Sick people never say they have an illness during the interview... I know I'm not supposed to ask, but you're supposed to say so... And now there I am stuck with people going to constant doctor appointments all the time, and taking time away from work, and I have no time for that... This is not what we're here for. If you had done the same thing at John Deere you would've been fired... Why didn't you tell me, I don't discriminate against anyone... I'm a nice guy..." And basically really pushing me to give him an answer as to why I didn't tell him I have Diabetes in the interview -- and that he wouldn't have discriminated... that he would've hired me anyway! "Now I have to worry about you passing out all the time in the store, and calling an ambulance..." etc... :/
I didn't see as this needing to be a "proper accommodation" thing... Every employer I've had has had a proper 30 min break, and 2 15 min breaks on top... PLUS, all their other employees were constantly crossing the street to McDonald's to get soda, or food, ALL THE TIME! Not even during any scheduled breaks, of any kind! So I was really blown away by this... I desperately need a job... but I am in soooooo much pain right now from standing ALL day, and never getting to sit down for a moment. My back is killing me. I didn't even get to have a proper lunch... I had 3 bites, and scarfed some almonds down... And they won't allow my proper watter bottle behind the register, but a disposable water bottle is somehow okay. :/ I just don't get it.
Today... I feel so offended, and in pain... And I have to go back there tomorrow, again... Sigh. I wish I would've never gotten sick and lost my stupid job. :(
What can I do??? I want to try to hold on while I find another job, but I don't know that I physically will be able to... I don't have a car, so it's not like I can even go out into the parking lot and have a break in my car... *sigh*
EDIT: If you know or suspect who I work for, please keep it to yourself, or ask me in private (if you like.) I still work for these people and I don't want to get into trouble because this is out there, on the interwebs... :D