WOW, it seems that my last post brought up some strong feelings for some. I apologize if I offended anyone that was not my intention, as I said "I Had A Question".
Update to yesterdays blog:
I spoke with the person who had mentioned she had this allergy. I wanted to know how sever it was. You know can no one REALLY eat citrus ANYWHERE in the building or just in her area. It seems as a matter of fact the she herself EATS oranges (that kind of floored me), loves them as a matter of fact. She said that it is the peel and oils in the peel she is allergic too. If she breaths (yes airborne) in the oils she starts off with a migraine then the entire left side of her fave goes limp (like she had a stroke). So why does everyone else in the office have to stop if she herself EATS them! She even mentioned that when she would go to clubs (most have citrus on the counter) she would go later in the evening so most of the oils from being cut would be gone.
So again I asked for clarification, and explained why I asked. We as an office devour citrus, we actually have a few vegetarians who have quite a bit of citrus in their diets. So in that I do not feel it is right for everyone else to change their diets or eating habits or what ever for someone.....I do believe that one would call that REVERSE DISCRIMINATION (and do not get me even started there).
She finally explained that if they have their food in the back of the building (where our kitchen is) and they wash their hands she would be fine. I do think that she should have approached this situation a bit differently.
I also personally would not go out get a new position and on the second day inform everyone they had to change their habits for me. I would on the other hand would have explained to my boss in the interview (as most people with disabilities that I know have done) my situation, explain options both for them and what I could do to prevent a sever reaction. If nothing else while accepting the position she could have explained what was up.
I did not mean to make a big deal about this.
As for your children I would NEVER intentionally put them in harms way. I would never intentionally put anyone child or adult in harms way. BUT one has to remember they are not the only ones that may needs.