Work frustration

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Sophie74656, May 4, 2018.

  1. Black Cat

    Black Cat Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The frustrating thing is it's not on the top 5 allergens so they tend to 'forget'. It's irresponsible in the food industry, imo. I'm dealing with this with my daughter who is allergic to corn. It's not always labeled because it's not required. She can't have an IV drip (standard one).
     
  2. antichristhill

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    I AM allergic to coconut and it does make me ill. I have found it in all kinds of foods where you wouldn't expect it, or where it isn't even listed--on menus, for instance.

    @Catarina : that must be TOUGH. Corn is used in all kinds of things--as a starch,as a filler, flour, sweeteners--freakin' EVERYTHING. That must be a real pain in the ass.
     
  3. MacLeod

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    As far as I am aware in the UK all ingredients which could cause a food allergy have to be labelled on the packaging in bold text and it's not uncommon to see a separate box listing the ingredients which can cause a food allergy.

    But if people have a food allergy won't they always check the ingredients list to make sure it's safe.
     
  4. Nakita Akita

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    LOL!
    Well it is the USA!
    We're thought here!
    We don't need no stinkin' label!:nyah:
    I laugh because if you read the ingredient list and happen to have a Bachelors degree or more in chemistry you might understand that a lot of what you are eating isn't even food!

    Where I work people bring in cakes from the grocery stores. Yeech!
    The frosting leaves a sort of foamy yet oily coating inside your mouth. The ingredients read like something from your highschool chemistry book. Titanium dioxide, shellac!
    I only eat homemade stuff.
    If I bring in something for birthdays or what ever, it's either made at home or I buy it from a real bakery (cake/cookies/bread)
    I'm not sure what doughnuts you were eating. Was it the vending machine ones?
     
  5. tharpdevenport

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    I had to look it up, but it's Hostess. And they spell it "donettes" instead od doughnuts. Maybe it's like "wings" versus "wingz".
     
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  6. Jinn

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    Those donettes are smaller donuts, like bigger than bite size but smaller than a real donut. I've seen them before, my niece really loves eating them, but they taste too much like candy.
     
  7. tharpdevenport

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    I'd say they taste like acceptable crap. The only way you get worse doughnuts is if you buy Wal-Mart/Winn Dixie/Public brand ones made in their bakeries.

    I much more prefer freshly-cooked Spudnuts doughnuts. They're made with potatoes, though you really don't taste it. They're big-ish doughnuts that have this delicious taste and texture.

    Unfortunately, there aren't many locations, and they're in the U.S.A. only except for one in Vietnam and one in Canada:
    http://spudnutshop.com/

    Though as a special thieving treat, we have a doughnut place here called Dan-D-Doughnuts, which clearly stole the potatoes recipe; they're regular doughnuts are Spudnuts doughnuts -- I don't mean taste or look similar, they are. Which is nice for me, since every single Spudnuts location in my county, has closed over the years.
     
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  8. Kor

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    I've heard of Spudnut, but never tried it before, as there aren't any nearby. But later this month I might possibly be in the general vicinity of one of their oldest franchise locations. If so, I will have to try one.

    Kor
     
  9. tharpdevenport

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    They also have delicious cinnamon rolls. I don't know if every location does them the same, but at a store here they were big-ass rolls that towered up and had plenty of icing. I had to pick them apart to eat them.
     
  10. Sophie74656

    Sophie74656 Commodore Commodore

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    Road trip!
     
  11. Nakita Akita

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    Or "fud" instead of "food"?:barf:
     
  12. Kor

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    I always assumed the Hostess product was called "Donettes" as in "donut-ette" because they are smaller than typical donuts.

    Kor
     
  13. Starbreaker

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    While I don't have an allergy, I have a serious intolerance toward onions and peppers. I will either immediately want to vomit or will be so sick at my stomach that I lose my appetite. The amount of people who will flat out lie and say "there's no onion in here" is disgusting. They think it's something I need to "get over."
     
  14. Nakita Akita

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    Sometimes people just don't know for sure, more so than lying.
    I can't eat raw onions. I don't hurl from them but for the rest of the day or into the next day my stomach will hurt and make gurgling sounds if I eat raw onions.
    But cooked ones are fine.
    I love onion soup.:ack:
     
  15. Butternut Squash

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    I’ve recently broken my lunch habit, I get stuck in a rut with meal choices, but I have a new habitual choice I’ll probably not deviate from until the mid twenty twenties, and that comes with raw onion. Red onion.

    My latest work frustration is about being busy, not that being busy is bad, but a colleague is lumbered with a huge project with an unrealistic deadline, so to ease the load, I’m picking up the BAU, but I got deadlines too. Promises have been made, and announced, and the high ups are watching. But I’m working on the daily trivial stuff I could automate with an inch of breathing space.

    And then there’s this GDPR bullshit.
     
  16. Mojochi

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    Anything you could ever be frustrated by in your job... is worse when you work for the government. I work in a State of New York run hospital. The benefits & job security are marginally better than a private one, which is why I stay, but I honestly wonder how the government is ever able to get anything done, if the state of it is anything like my little hellish corner of it
     
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  17. Fallen Angel

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    I am totally all for increased privacy and data protection. So in that context, I think GDPR is great.

    That being said, I'd be lying if I said it wasn't causing us a great deal of stress at work! :lol:
     
  18. Butternut Squash

    Butternut Squash Commodore Commodore

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    Agreed. Looking forward to much less spammy crap, but at work, I could do without it.