I'm non-diabetic reactive hypoglycemic. And I'm from the US. I recently got a job as a hostess in a bar/restaurant. My hours vary from 3-5-6 hours. I never know what time I'm getting off, for it isn't on my schedule.
My employer was advised about my condition upon applying and being hired. He allowed me to keep snacks very close to me. I'm not allowed breaks. However, I'm really active during my shift and am going up and down stairs and using considerable amount of energy.
I try to eat a full meal before work and I try to snack at work when possible. I've gotten sick nearly every shift for being unable to take a 10 minute break to eat a snack . I tried popping candy to keep it at bay. But it always ends up in a drop in BS a while afterwards .
I've asked about breaks and they've refused. Saying it's not possible. Usually I'm working with 1-2 other people and they always seem to get annoyed when I need to eat. One got angry with me when she asked me to clean the bar and I told her yes, but I needed to eat first. She kept slamming things and rolling her eyes.
I feel bullied, and shamed. and I've become very fearful and afraid of going into work. I spend a lot of time worrying about whether I'm going to be unable to take care of my condition.
Do you think this is wrong, or should something be done? I've told everyone at work and I even offered medical documents and they said they didn't require them.
I'm about to lose my job because I can't perform well, and I'm constantly afraid of hypo episodes.
Advice would be great . Thanks guys