I have developed an over-active bladder over the past few months. During the fall, i was noticing bigger stress incontinence leaks. In October, I became sick with a bad cold, which had me sneezing and peeing like crazy. While I was still sick but recovering, I developed a UTI that must have lasted for about a week. It cleared up, and I was ok for a while. A few months after that I started having leaks in my underwear, later on, I wet the bed a couple of times, and now I have an over active bladder from hell. The stupid thing just won't shut up and leave me alone, even if i drink no fluids.
Anyway, that's the back story. My story now is that I am a cashier with a crappy bladder. I cannot leave while I have a line. Forget about telling people in a line to please go to the next, since that looks really bad and rude to the customer and the other cashiers. I used to go without diapers, but that became so unmanageable, and I was getting dirty looks when I asked to use the bathroom even when I had no lines.
Now I wear pullups to work, but I still have to ask to use the restroom sometimes because the urge gets so bad and I have to pee a lot of liquid, so I am afraid of leakage.
I don't think the people I work around are very understanding so I would not dare bring the subject up, even to someone who is higher up in the chain. I would not dare wear a thick diaper either because I am afraid that some idiot will touch my ass, or that I bump into someone and they feel lovely crinkly cotton.
Being a cashier with an over active bladder sucks ass. Standing up makes me have to pee more, and the stress from having so many customers also makes me need to pee more.
I can't really change jobs right now. The ideal job for me would be somewhere I could take a needed bathroom break. I work hard and don't like to be lazy on the job at all, I just need to answer the call of nature more often than most. Also sometimes I have unpredictable bowels, and pooping myself in the middle of taking care of a huge line is not something I wish to have happen.
Any other cashiers here? Anyone else want to share the joys of incontinence at work?
*Note: I meant to write "over active" in the post title. Oh, well!