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I work in a cafe and all we have are foods that I can't eat now that I'm going vegan. I can't eat a single piece of food unless its the veggie chili, minestrone, or tomato florentine soups. I can have a few of the drinks since they can be made with soy milk, but its hard being around all those tempting treats.<br><br><br><br>
Not to mention that one of my reasons for going veg is animal rights. Am I still wrong to work in a place that serves these foods? Milk, meat, eggs, ect.
 

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I have the *same* problem... but I work in a vegetarian coffeehouse!<br><br>
there are only a few items ont he menu I can now eat. I keep pushing my boss to be more vegan friendly (or at least change the name of the fakin' bacon blt to something else b/c they use the morningstar not the lightlife whom I believe it is trademarked to)...<br><br><br><br>
what are we to do??? I actually brought a giant pot of potato and leek soup to work and shared it with all who wanted some before x-mas...<br><br><br><br>
at least the owner is a good friend of mine and I have a bit of influence over things <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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I work in a cafe and all we have are foods that I can't eat now that I'm going vegan. I can't eat a single piece of food unless its the veggie chili, minestrone, or tomato florentine soups. I can have a few of the drinks since they can be made with soy milk, .</div>
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It's sort of confusing since, first, you say all they have is foods you can't eat, then you list several hearty soups... that is at least SOMEthing. Many workplaces have far less options.<br><br><br><br>
Remind yourself <i>why</i> you want to go vegan when faced with the other treats and such - a good friend of mine (who's a WAY "better vegan" than I am) told me "It's not about willpower, it's about conviction". Bring yummy meals from home, or have them improvise for you at the cafe - (leave the cheese off a veggie sandwich or the dressing off a salad) and you may find there are more options than you think.<br><br><br><br>
I think we all would love to work in veg-friendly/animal rights friendly environments but that's not really practical for all of us - do what you need to at this point in your life to support yourself and if something more veg-friendly comes along, jump at the opportunity!
 

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Yeah, I work in a grocery store. We sell a lot of meat and etc., which is nasty to ring up. :\\ I only do our chain's talking points about our veggie products.<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, it's a pretty cool store that sells tons of organic/veg*n/whole foods. So I'm overall okay with it - it's up to you to decide if you're okay with what you do. I don't think working in a place that serves nonvegan food is wrong or any worse than working for any other company.
 

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I'm a vegan who's applying to work at burger king, so that should tell you my opinion of the morality of it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br>
Like TNS said, it sounds like you actually have a fair few things to eat. You'll be fine. Just remember your reasons. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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It's not wrong to work there.<br><br><br><br>
Become the manager and make it vegan. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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If only I'd become the manager. Its Barnes and Noble so I can't do any switching of the menu. The ONLY thing I have there are those soups and they don't make them often. I can sneak the soup into the "For tomorrow" fridge a few times. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
I guess I'm going to start packing my lunch now.
 

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I bus at a steakhouse. It's disgusting, I have to box the "food", go down in the basement to restock boxes (which involves going past the meat slicer and the frozen carcasses), and at the end of the night, when we get to eat, I have nothing, literally nothing, to eat unless I get a salad with no dressing.<br><br><br><br>
I usually just have some cherries or a lime from the bar. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
As for resisting the treats and all- I guess it's easier for me because I still live at home and we have all that stuff around all the time, so I've just gotten used to "Oh, those aren't my brownies, don't eat those, BAD." Hahaha. Just find some good vegan recipes for treats, and you'll be all set. Oh, and if you can find some of <a href="http://www.alternativebaking.com/index2.cfm" target="_blank">these</a>, you could always take them along to work.
 

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Instead of living off the few choices you have at work, why not take your lunch with you? Prepare yummy foods at home and have THOSE to eat so you won't be tempted by the non-vegan items at your cafe.<br><br>
I ALWAYS take my lunch to work, even before I was a vegetarian. It's cheaper, usually tastes better, and only contains what I *want* to eat.
 

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I used to work as a cook in a café that served meat (I'm l/o, not vegan), I had to touch it and even though I didn't like it a single bit, I remembered every time of the reason why I worked there and told myself that by being an example of compassion towards animals, I would affect a bigger change than with being jobless or by yelling at all those "evil omnis".<br><br>
I remember talking about vegetarianism with the staff and the two boss girls (they call themselves the two blond bosses!), they were pretty open about it and asked a lot of questions, and I marked a definite preference for the meatless food that did not go unmarked...
 

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That's more than I can eat at the cafe I work at <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wall.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":wall:"><br><br><br><br>
I did manage to pressurise my manager into ordering some vegan snack bars though, and we're getting a salad bar. And I bring in my own soy milk and make myself caramel lattes every five minutes.<br><br><br><br>
Need to stay awake somehow. Although the caramels just plain greedy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/pibo.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":pibo:">
 

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Ah, you see, the caramel at my work is made with milk. Don't know why, but it is. I checked the ingredients. I can have mocha though, so chocolate soy milk (we have that there) soy mochas and soy hot chocolates are on the menu.
 

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I work in a restaurant that serves mainly meat dishes. Huge portions and enormous slabs of meat. We specialize in our ribs and pork if that tells you anything. There is one pasta dish I can order- the pasta primavera, which is delicious. But even the potato skins have little cubes of ham in them. They always have meaty soups. I can order sides like a baked potato or broccoli or french fries, but still, my options are really limited.
 
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