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Hi Everyone.

I have started a new job with very long hours and no breaks(literally)-my state does not have a state law that requires breaks for employees. I need to find a protein powder that I can add to drinks, (preferably water, but don't know if these exist) that is relatively inexpensive and tastes good. Does anyone know of one. I would search myself by after two 10 and one 8 hour shift since Wednesday, I slept 14 hours last night and am not at my best. I don't trust my gluten screening skills right now.

A second question: how do I address my celiac with HR when there is no time during the day (while they are at work) for me to talk to them? Is a letter addressing my needs sufficient?

Thanks.

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Hi Everyone.

I have started a new job with very long hours and no breaks(literally)-my state does not have a state law that requires breaks for employees. I need to find a protein powder that I can add to drinks, (preferably water, but don't know if these exist) that is relatively inexpensive and tastes good. Does anyone know of one. I would search myself by after two 10 and one 8 hour shift since Wednesday, I slept 14 hours last night and am not at my best. I don't trust my gluten screening skills right now.

A second question: how do I address my celiac with HR when there is no time during the day (while they are at work) for me to talk to them? Is a letter addressing my needs sufficient?

Thanks.

I've used jay robb's egg white protein and liked it, it is supposed to mix okay with water. They have whey also.

This is my opinion only, and I'm sure there will be disagreement with it, but I'd leave HR out of it. HR doesn't exist for the employee, it exists to protect the company from lawsuits. So unless you have a serious need, for example a need to avoid food they want you to eat, I'd really give them as little information as I absolutely had to. This comes from my association with a person whose education IS HR.

Sorry your work is such a drain. Hope you are able to get caught up on your rest.

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I'll definitely be following this thread. As a newly-diagnosed celiac with a new job, I am conscious of the all the newness...It's tough moving along two learning curves at once, and it's particularly challenging to know how much information to share. In my case, I have needed to mention it to my manager because there were several instances when she or someone else brought in snackfood as an act of friendliness, and I didn't want them to think I was snubbing them. Now, have I opened myself up to an HR issue because of that? Who knows. I doubt it. If anything, celiac is covered by the American Disabilities Act, so I would hope there would be protections granted to us.

Also, in my case, I will have to travel several times a year for about a week at a time. On those occasions, like you, I will be working longer hours. There's the added challenge of traveling to an unfamiliar city...with coworkers...and I am nervous about it. I am a nice person and try to go with the flow, but when you can't eat at a restaurant with coworkers, what do you say? Sure, we can go there, but I won't eat...or just opt out and miss the bonding time? Eat rice cakes and peanut butter at midnight in my room? Having a protein drink would be a big boon in case dinners end up being less than satisfying.

Good luck to you, and please do try to get some rest!

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egg white protein foams quite a bit. Whey messes with some who have issues with milk. I like the rice protein.

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I like Advanced Whey. There's not a lot of ingredients. I usually add it to coffee... just be careful the coffee is not to hot or it curdles. lol

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I need to find a protein powder that I can add to drinks, (preferably water, but don't know if these exist) that is relatively inexpensive and tastes good. Does anyone know of one.

I don't know off-hand of a protein powder you can add to water...but, I can share what I snack on during the day. Often, I have days where I have to eat on the run; essentially without a break. I make a large blender smoothie, pour it into a couple of containers, and throw it in my bag with some ice packs. My protein of choice is hemp seed. It sustains me, is easy to digest, and full of healthy omegas. It's available at Bulk Barn, most grocery stores now, and health food stores. I'd recommend hemp seed as a good protein source, for "drinks" on the go.

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most of them say milk or water. I have used quite a few whey protein shakes in the past and all said milk or water. Rice protein is water. I took a zip locked baggie of the rice protein powder and a little tiny 6 ounce water bottle that I could put water in and shake. Mixed instantly

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Thanks everyone for your advice. This is really helpful. I hope things will get a little better once I'm used to things at work. But I know some days wont be calm.

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