Instead of actively peeing in public with your pads on, try holding (Kegeling)it as much as you can and then finding the nearest restroom to relieve yourself. I practiced this and I believe it really helped me get continent in only 2 1/2 weeks. Do not let the pads become a crutch, think of them as only your back up in case you can't hold back the flood. My URo told me that once I could control the flow and stay dry to not wear pads anymore as back up and it has worked.
Good luck on the back to work and staying dry.