Jap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2206 times:
A horse steps on you. Quite literally.
I've been working hard to get a job for the past 6 months- after being on benefits for 4 years, and actually being "sentanced" to move only permanent benefits, I decided to prove the doctors and my social worker wrong- I CAN work like any normal person. They gave me the green light, and actually, I managed to get a job...
I started working at a cookie factory. After an intensive 2 week course on hygiene and how to work the machines, I started working monday, on a 9 day trial to see if I'm suited for the job.
I had a day off today and decided to go spend it with my horse and to help out in the stables. And I really did enjoy it- everything from sweeping to feeding and grooming the horses. The weather was perfect too!
I then had to take a horse (not my own) from the paddock into the stables to get fed. Fine. I went out into the paddock, got a rope on her, and... she walks forwards, accidentally kicking my shin and stepping on my foot 490 kilos HURT...
Well... went to the doctor... apparently, the ankle and foot is sprained, and some small bone in my foot is broken. This means rest for around a week, and crutches + plaster/bandages for at least two weeks.
Well, I should still be able to work, I thought... I called up my boss, and- nope. I can't bring crutches to work. Sanitary/hygiene issues. In other words, I have to stay home. No trial period...
I doubt I'm gonna get this job... after jobhunting for 6 month, everything finally fell into place and now everything is bloody ruined again. I can't afford going on benefits again, I NEED the money- and I can't stand sitting at home anymore...
Don't know what I wanted with this thread... those who care, please cross your fingers for me... those who don't... you just wasted five minutes of your life reading a pointless thread
This one though be more careful with. I broke my big toe in India almost two years ago and I still have pain in it. I damaged the joint when it broke and eventually they will have to scope out the joint and clean out the cartilage particles. The arthritis is a bitch to deal with so watch out for that.
"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
You never know. You should wait and see and if they don't want you anymore, it's their loss.
Quoting Jap (Thread starter): I can't afford going on benefits again, I NEED the money- and I can't stand sitting at home anymore...
I know exactly how you feel simply because I was job-hunting for... errr quite a long (measured in years). The bad thing is that my country is in much worse economic situation and employers can do what they want and how they want. It is good that you live in economically much stronger country and you'll benefit from it soon.
I care and fingers are crossed Now you should look at situation more positively because there are so many things on your side and let me remind you. You are:
Isn't is a winning comination? So, head up and things will improve in no time.
Jap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2175 times:
Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 5): Good luck with your job hunt. Never trust a horse from here on out though. They're nothing but trouble. Wink
I do trust my own horse completely (without being stupid, of course)- I just have to be more careful about where I put my feet, I guess I normally stand beside a horse when putting on the rope... unless it's my own- I just forgot it this time around. Live and learn, i guess
Fumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2145 times:
I've had alot of jobs. Everything from photography to cleaning the booths in an adult video theater , and the key is to never give up. If you are persistant and maintain a positive attitude, I guarantee that you will be able to find a job, and most likely an even better one.
ABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2073 times:
Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 9): and the key is to never give up. If you are persistant and maintain a positive attitude, I guarantee that you will be able to find a job, and most likely an even better one.
That's the best advise anyone could give
I sincerely hope everything works out and things will take a turn for the better, sooner rather than later
Willo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2060 times:
Quoting Jap (Thread starter): she walks forwards, accidentally kicking my shin and stepping on my foot 490 kilos HURT...
My wife has worked with horses for over 30 years and has had this happen three times now. At least it's not as bad as the time she had a horse die on her (literally), pinning her to the stable wall. That resulted in many broken bones and a few missing teeth!
LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2053 times:
I feel for you. This is a typical case of Murphy's Law coming back to haunt someone. I've had these kinds of things happening to me many times in my life (though none had to do with any horses). Things go well, and then there's something or someone ruining it.
Try to keep your head up and bounce back from this as soon as you can. I've learned now in my previous experiences that when this happens, you should think on how to do things right and simply forget about this just to calm down even for a few minutes or hours and then, mostly after a good night's sleep, you'll think more clearer on how to sort things out.
So my advice: try to recover from this and in the mean time, take your time to figure out how to sort things out and relax a bit. Don't try to rush things, or else you'll fill your head with too many things and you'll have even more problems. Just stay calm about things and take your time.
Get well soon, Janni. I'm confident you'll have these issues sorted out quickly.
BMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2025 times:
Hey, when you mentioned this last night I thought however, like I said to you, i'm sure you'll be ok
Seriously though, don't give up hope, you should heal up in no time at all and hopefully your boss will give you another chance, I mean you were simply involved in an accident, you couldn't have forseen that
Jap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1998 times:
Thanks everyone! My foot is still the size of madagascar D) and I still can't put any weight on it- but by tomorrow, I'll be reduced to one crutch instead of two... don't ask why I only got two crutches for one day, the docs here have their own ideas
Quoting Willo (Reply 15): My wife has worked with horses for over 30 years and has had this happen three times now. At least it's not as bad as the time she had a horse die on her (literally), pinning her to the stable wall. That resulted in many broken bones and a few missing teeth!
That's terrible I hope she got over it- physically as well as mentally. That sounds like such an awful experience...
Funnily enough, this is the first horse-related injury I've had... I've never even fallen off a horse. I'm just waiting for that to happen though- the other riders keep telling me that you aren't experienced until you've fallen off a hundred times (it does help that my horse is so considerate that she stops whenever she feels I'm losing my ballance/doing something wrong )
Paulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1959 times:
if the company and your manager are in any way decent they should keep the job open for you - if they do not then is that the sort of company you want to work for?
It might be worth phoning your manager to see what he say's - after all it is not your fault - it was an accident. Ask if there is something you could do that does not rely on you having to walk / stand etc - it shows willing on your part and you might enjoy it more.