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Dr-Crusher
Coventry, England
Medical student, socialist, flaming homosexual.
Interests: Reading, writing, saving the world one Star Trek quote at a time.
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I have Asperger's and I was treated like this in retail too. I don't know why, but somehow retail customers like to pick out any perceived flaw to make their own miserable lives seem a little bit better by comparison. I got tons of grief from them in retail, but funnily enough, my patients these days actually really like me and think I'm friendly and approachable. Hang in their OP, it's not you, it's them.
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I'm gay, and after the first few reactions ('You're not gay, stop lying', 'can I join in?' and 'Get me a manager, this is a family shop') I learned to just say boyfriend.
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I got so much of this while I was working in retail during my undergrad. People genuinely didn't believe I was heading to graduate medical school because of where I worked, they seemed to ask what I would be doing with my life in an attempt to further belittle me, after already talking down to me. Retail is vital, and even after I qualify as a doctor, I'm never going to be that kind of customer. Nobody is entitled to be a jackass because of some perceived notion that they're better than you. Which they're not by the way, everyone has their value.
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I was with you until the last line. I'm sorry, but that's so far over the line that you can't even see it anymore. It's completely inappropriate! Yes, she may have been extremely unpleasant, but you had no right to cancel her flight.
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Looks like an accessible shower to me. Some people can't get in/out of a tub, or need help showering. Perfectly legitimate and common for a lot of people with physical disabilities.
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They sold these for 5p each in the shop where I worked. They'd always be sold out almost immediately, partially due to the price, partially because of the mindset of ten year old boys. I personally don't like the name, but you can't argue that it would probably appeal to younger kids!
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We used to get a number of small gifts, and a main present each year. My Mum would save her Tesco vouchers all year round so they'd add up to something around £100 at Christmas time. One year, money was extra tight, so it only ended up being around £20. We were about twelve, and that was the best Christmas I've ever had. We made each other gifts which were thoughtful, actually appreciated the small little £5 gadgets more. She still does it, bless her, even though I'm now 23 :)
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This happened to me when I was working in retail. Getting off a bus, my foot was caught in a cracked pavement slab, went over hard on my ankle. Not the worst injury in the world, but it needed elevating for two weeks, no pressure on it whatsoever. My boss gave me hell over it, so I hobbled in, handed him my doctors note and left without a word. His mother was the owner/other manager and gave HIM hell for not taking me at my word.
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Looking for part time jobs at the moment. I had the option to be a supervisor given my experience and education, but I've asked for a crew member job given that I don't know the methods of the particular place which I have an interview for. Everybody in management should have to at least work for a little while in each area to be able to get a feel for it, with promotion dependent on successfully integrating in each of those roles.
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Good for you! It's always scary, but especially the first time!
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I could never figure out why I was only ever interviewed once for fast food (didn't get the job). I wore a suit, my tats are in sensible places and I did my homework on the company before I got there. I got there early, was smiley and polite and really tried my hardest. Frustrated the hell out of me that I never got anywhere. Must have applied to every place in the city near enough. As a side note, I find it really amusing that when I'm a doctor I'm allowed as many tattoos as I want because nobody cares, but in jobs like that you have to cover up.
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Cheers :) First day is Monday so I'm really looking forward to it. My coworker would have but I told her not to engage, we just both kept stony faced while she checked out, despite her trying to talk to both of us. Literally just asked the basic questions until she decided to leave.
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