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Posted 16 February 2012 - 02:20 PM


Voc Rehab wants to try training me at Subway and I was wondering if anyone else has worked there and had Celiac Disease and how they did working there.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:58 PM

Very bad idea! You'll be exposed to gluten on an ongoing basis--too many chances to get glutened from touching the bread and cookies. Now, I realize that Subway has launched a pilot program to bring gluten-free sandwiches to the masses, but you'd have to make regular sandwiches, too. Does your vocational rehab counselor know you have a problem with gluten? This is a Worker's Comp claim in the making....
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:04 PM

subway workers use gloves when touching food
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:07 PM

I agree with Rose. Tell them about the celiac. Why can't they help you get a job registering patients at a hospital? Or filing? Or cleaning? Etc.
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:18 PM

Don't do it! Gloves or no gloves, you shouldn't be working around wheat.
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:04 AM

subway workers use gloves when touching food

I had a job not long ago that required feeding lunch to a large number of children every day. I thought it would be okay because the food was deliverd alreay made. I wore gloves for that and also when working with crafts with the kids. It wasn't long before I realized the gloves really didn't protect me as much as I thought they would and I had to leave the job.
Working at Subway, no way. OP see if they can train you for a diffent position somewhere else. If needed get a doctors note stating that you cannot work around food.
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celiac 49 years - Misdiagnosed for 45
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Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
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Some residual nerve damage remains as of 2006- this has continued to resolve after eliminating soy in 2007

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