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09-03-2009, 10:16 PM #27
I look around at the other guys at my shop, and I realize that I am among the few that have YET to be seriously injured. Many of our guys have been off for months with surgery and rehab for knees, shoulder and arm injuries.
Worst that I have had was a broken foot from when I dropped a Copeland 'K' body on it. That was a nice owie!
I know that my injury-free days are pretty much numbered. I work smarter and safer every day because of it.
It also doesn't help much that I injured my back as a teenager. I had surgery on that at 15. It may acutally make me safer and smarter because I am always aware of that old injury and work to avoid aggravating it.
09-03-2009, 10:27 PM #28
09-03-2009, 10:28 PM #29Professional Member
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- Nov 2003
- Montreal, Qc.
My biggest work related injury was 3 days off with a sprained ankle in 1992.
In the last 5 years I have taken 1 sick day total.
This is why if I tell my boss I need a day off or I need to leave early I get it no questions asked.
09-03-2009, 10:31 PM #30
09-03-2009, 10:35 PM #31
if you have a pulled back muscle.... why should or would they expect you to do something that would injure it further? or even another piece of your body because you were favoring your back! Ever bruise a rib? Its painful... and if you dont let it heal... you can keep it killing ya for weeks!Silent Service........ Death From Below!
Somewhere in Kansas, a town found a village idiot!
09-03-2009, 11:18 PM #32
I agree with JP my boss always says hire a guy with kids a mortgage and a car payment. I guess thats why I have a job
09-03-2009, 11:57 PM #33
09-04-2009, 12:55 AM #34
09-04-2009, 09:18 AM #35Low Pressure Forever!
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09-04-2009, 10:00 AM #36
09-04-2009, 05:38 PM #37
No Ill stay set on shooting for 5+ yrs on apps. The guy was clearly one of part changers that think they're better than what they really are. A Master of BS and I think one of those that believe there own BS. He actually was a pretty nice guy.
I paid my dues with rookies several times over the yrs giving them a chance to break in and get field experience. Its just plain to expensive now for me to provide there field education. Its kinda humerous when they come in fresh out of school and want to fill out an app. I'll look out and see they drove up in a 4-$600 a month vehicle. Find out they have a baby or 2, child support from another, lets not forget a DUI or 2 in the background. I'll fish a little and find out what they would ask to start. Thats when it humors me when they say they HAVE to make X amount and it rivals what I make.
If I stay silent at that point inevidably some comment will get mentioned 'thats what the school I went to says I'll make when I graduate.'What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
09-05-2009, 06:47 PM #38