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dread head vegan
01-26-2008, 03:07 PM
i was just wondering what you all do for work??? and how does being raw effect your job (like how do your coworkers treat you)
right now i am looking for a job.. and am going to be starting college in Feb. hope youhave a good day:D
01-26-2008, 03:27 PM
I work the service desk at a fancy fitness club (Club One/ Frog's Fitness). I don't have a problem being raw. Some people are really curious about it and are always asking me "Are you still on that fruit diet??" I've only had a couple of people be rude about it: one guy is just always a jerk about everything and was making fun of my diet, but whatever. And one of the personal trainers told me my diet was "sh*t" but I assured him it worked for me.
01-26-2008, 05:31 PM
I'm a college student and I just tell people I'm a strict vegan and I don't eat anything processed...I leave out the uncooked part because people don't usually want to know more than what I tell them to begin with!
Occassionally I get someone who blurts out, "Then what DO you eat?!" and I smile and said fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains.
01-26-2008, 06:17 PM
I'm a workforce professional (I help people get jobs - and businesses get grants). I snack on fruit from a bag in my desk all day - and everyone is cool. They all know I eat fresh fruit - and often buy me fruit on the special occasions when they'd otherwise be buying cake! Ha! ha!
-Anyone who actually cares about you will respect your private eating habits (along with your religion, private sex life, etc). These issues are NOT open for discussion or subject to the need for defense unless YOU engage in it. If you allow some one to cross those dignity boundaries....or bother you....and remove your focus with why you come to work in the first place (to accomplish something)...that that is the problem of the individual - and NOT the person who is busting your chops! ;)
-Advice? Have a sense of humor, and just do your own thing. Don't expect others to understand you or feed you - and you'll be in good shape!
-David Z. Mason
Nurse in the Raw
01-26-2008, 09:25 PM
Obviously I am a nurse and I try to educate my patients on eating healthy foods that support cellular healing. Fortunately more and more doctors are realizing that nutrition plays a big part in the healing process and are willing to receive a little input from nurses that they respect.
As far as coworkers go, they all think I am a bit extreme but they know I am trying to achieve health goals without resulting to medications, so they appreciate that. Nurses know better than anyone how many side effects medications have so we don't take them unless we absolutely have to.
Let your food be your medicine and medicine, be your food.
01-26-2008, 10:00 PM
I work at a raw restaurant, Juliano's :D
I am a singer, I go round town all day long and sing for old people who live in
hospitals and institutions. So I bring my own food, but often the staff wants me to join them when they eat coffee and cake. Then I explain that I donīt drink coffee, and I sit with them and eat a fruit instead. It is not that unusual to have fruit instead of cake, but I think people consider me a strange person for not drinking coffee.
01-26-2008, 11:28 PM
I work in a corporate environment (I'm a technical trainer). I just bring fruits and veggies to eat all day, and eat salad primarily for lunch. I'm the only woman in the dept, and the guys always just tease me "oh, you eat only healthy rabbit food". But, they are just teasing and I just ignore it or make fun of their junk food. ;)
The hardest part is the fact that there is *always* junk food laying around work. Lots of cookies, doughnuts, pizza, bagels, etc. :eek: Luckily the longer I am raw the less appealing that stuff is to me (I've never been a big junk food fan though).
I have a few friends at work who know what my eating habits have become and they are really nice about picking lunch places which have salads on the menu. :p
01-27-2008, 11:25 AM
I am a singer, I go round town all day long and sing for old people who live in hospitals and institutions.
What a beautiful thing to do. :)
01-27-2008, 06:32 PM
I work at a raw restaurant, Juliano's :D
You are so lucky that you work at a raw restaurant. If I ever come to Juliano's restaurant I hope to see you there and taste some yummy food. Do you like working at the restaurant?
01-27-2008, 06:51 PM
I love it! I work there part-time, from about 3:30 to 6:30 on Mondays and Fridays and from about 1:00 to 6:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. I'm not a waitress - I work off to the side, where the computers are. Hope to see you! Have you ever been there before?
01-27-2008, 09:13 PM
well since i'm the boss... it doesn't affect my work at all. :P except that i'm much more productive now!
01-28-2008, 02:10 AM
Currently I am the Office Administrator for a land prep company and like RG - I'm the boss so no one ever makes any comments! In fact - my boss (the owner of the company) is setting up the new Mill site with a commercial kitchen geared towards my raw foods business (waay cool!)
My boss is also very interested in eating this way and part of my job (in the very near future) will be preparing healthy nutritious smoothies, snacks and food for the staff! I'm very excited!
01-28-2008, 04:48 PM
I work at a church, and we're a small and chummy office. My boss and my one other coworker are awesome about it. My coworker gave me clementines for Christmas! Right now, my boss is in the room next door playing piano, so I'm being sort of serenaded as I work. I'm very spoiled!
I would think it would be difficult to be raw while you're away at college (my college's food was horrific), but there are several people on here who are living raw while at college, so hopefully they'll chime in with some helpful tips.
01-28-2008, 04:57 PM
I'm a Classic Naturopath in a Wellness Center located in a church. The only affect it has had on my diet is that everyone watches what I eat and tries to catch me eating SAD foods!
01-28-2008, 05:49 PM
I am an accountant and work for a tech company. It's physically easy work, and I bring my own food and graze at my desk all day.
It's helped a lot that I told everyone in my department what I'm doing and why. Helps keep me accountable, because if I start gaining a bunch of weight, cheat a lot, or get sick, I know it will make the whole raw foods thing look bad to my coworkers. I'm carrying the torch over here.
When the department goes out to eat or brings something in, they always make special arrangements for me, whether chosing a restaraunt that serves good salads, or just bringing me some fruit when everyone else gets coffee and donuts. I don't *expect* others to go out of their way to accomodate my lifestyle choices, but the nice touches are very much appreciated.
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