Okay, so I work two jobs, and one is at a big supercenter type of store...the type where you always get your 2 15 minute breaks and a lunch and everyone goes to the big breakroom to chat. I'm new to this job, and last night I was chatting with two of the other employees (a guy and a girl) about our kids, families, whatever, when the guy says, "yeah, my last girfriend had this bipolar thing, and those people are just f#@@ing crazy" There I am thinking, wow...although some people have come a long way in accepting this as a disease, others have a long way to go. I asked him if she was taking her meds, and he said he didn't think meds made a difference. The girl in the room said, "well, we have some people with bp who work here, and they are just fine. It is just an illness like anything else"...He still went on about it and said, you two better watch out then, those people will try to kill you! It took all of my control not to just lay into him and lose it right there, but I know...time and place. And he is definitely not someone I share that I have bp with, even to educate his sorry A&*&. My lesson from this was not to share any med history with coworkers or bosses...legally they don't have to know anyway. If I ever need time off that is bp related, I will get a generic doctor note and that will be that. How do you guys handle it when people make stupid comments like his?
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