So, I work in a call center that has a strict no-food policy on the floor. They have a hard time enforcing the policy and are very actively looking for violators.
I have a medical accommodation form on file (even though it hasn't been signed by my doc yet, is that really bad?) and everyone who knows about my diabetes is more than accommodating to my needs. I am allowed to have food at my desk in case I need it, etc.
The only problem is when someone in a position of authority (not my direct supervisors, but other people in management) don't know and decide to confront me about my apparent violation.
Today for instance, I didn't have any candy so I kept a wrapped-up chicken sandwich on my desk beside my insulin pouch (that I never even took a bite of) and one of the team leaders came to confront me about it. I was trying to argue at first and then remembered my situation (like I could ever forget) and told him that I'm diabetic and am allowed to eat at my desk if I need to. He immediately changed his tune and apologized several times.
Thing is, this has happened a few times in several months (including one time when I'm pretty sure the security guard investigated why he saw me taking a shot in the bathroom, even though no one ever said anything to me about it) and I just don't feel like I should have to have these mini confrontations every time someone doesn't know I'm diabetic.
Anyone have any ideas about what I can do?