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User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2170 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  Sad 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  Wink

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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

Why could you not work before?

And is it really that hard to find a job in Denmark?

Best wishes on finding a job though!


User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2162 times:

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 1):
Why could you not work before?

And is it really that hard to find a job in Denmark?

Best wishes on finding a job though!

I've been on antidepressants and other meds since 2002, due to a severe depression and psychosis. Furthermore, I was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, in a pretty severe case as well.

Finding a job as a healthy, experienced person isn't hard. However, when you've been sick for 4+ years, yes, it IS hard.


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

If it makes you feel better, at least you weren't mauled by a grizzly for half a minute.  Smile

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 3):
If it makes you feel better, at least you weren't mauled by a grizzly for half a minute. Smile

 eek 

Thanks heavens no! I think that would've called for more than two weeks on crutches too Big grin


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2151 times:

Good luck with your job hunt. Never trust a horse from here on out though. They're nothing but trouble.  Wink

Quoting Jap (Thread starter):
apparently, the ankle and foot is sprained

Not too bad. You'll be ok from this one.

Quoting Jap (Thread starter):
some small bone in my foot is broken.

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."
User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2143 times:

I'm so sorry to read that, Jap  Sad

Quoting Jap (Thread starter):
I doubt I'm gonna get this job

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.

Quoting Jap (Thread starter):
those who care, please cross your fingers for me

I care and fingers are crossed  crossfingers  Now you should look at situation more positively because there are so many things on your side and let me remind you. You are:
1. young
2. smart
3. A.netter
Isn't is a winning comination? So, head up and things will improve in no time.



R-E-S-P-E-C-T
User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2139 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

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 5):
Not too bad. You'll be ok from this one.

The sprain hurts more than the fracture though :/

Aleksandar, thanks so much for your nice words! I wish employers would think instead of refusing to touch me with a bargepole whenever they hear I've been on benefits for 3+ years.

[Edited 2006-06-01 03:32:02]

User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

Quoting Jap (Reply 7):
I wish employers would think instead of refusing to touch me with a bargepole whenever they hear I've been on benefits for 3+ years.

I guess there are laws that you can use in that situation. After all, it wasn't your fault that you were on benefits.

Speaking of benefits, it's good you had them. When my mother was treated for Hodgkin's disease, she had no benefits at all, although she had to go through six months of chemo-therapy.



R-E-S-P-E-C-T
User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2109 times:

I've had alot of jobs. Everything from photography to cleaning the booths in an adult video theater  Wink, 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.

User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2099 times:

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 1):
And is it really that hard to find a job in Denmark?

Ummm when there are more pigs than humans it could be!!!

Sorry to hear about this Jap, has it been confirmed that you will not get a job there? I'd imagine the boss would at least have some sympathy!

Hope it works out ok  Smile



Religion is an illusion of childhood... Outgrown under proper education.
User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2057 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2094 times:

Jap Like others have said to me every thing works out for the best and happens for a reason.
Maybe the job would not have worked out, or maybe the comapny will have problems.

Keep the faith, and good lord will open doors. I have been job hunting since Feb 06. I am thinking about starting my own business.



Just an MSPAVGEEK
User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 30
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2079 times:

Ouch, that hurts (both literally and figuratively).  Sad

Being on the lookout for a job is tough... heck, it took me 6 months to find my current job; I can only imagine how much more tough it is for you!

Quoting Jap (Thread starter):
those who care, please cross your fingers for me...

 crossfingers 

Best of luck with your job ordeals (and get well soon!)
Carmen



Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2037 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  checkmark 

I sincerely hope everything works out and things will take a turn for the better, sooner rather than later

Quoting Jap (Thread starter):
those who care, please cross your fingers for me

 crossfingers 

Kind regards

Claire



User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2030 times:

What a shame.  Sad

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineWillo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2024 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!

Anyway, here's wishing you a speedy recovery.


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2017 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.  Smile

- Richie


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1989 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  

If you need help with anything let me know  




Lee

[Edited 2006-06-01 12:22:39]


Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1962 times:

Thanks everyone!  Smile My foot is still the size of madagascar  SmileD) 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  Silly

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  Sad 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 Big grin (it does help that my horse is so considerate that she stops whenever she feels I'm losing my ballance/doing something wrong  Wink)


User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1923 times:

Jap,

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.



English First, British Second, european Never!
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21730 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

That's just a bad break (no pun intended). Those sort of things happen, unfortunately - not much one can do about them.

I would think that you'd be able to keep your job, and as others have said, if you can't, it's probably a sign that it may not be a very good place to work.

Keep your head up - minor setbacks can easily turn into major ones, but only if you let them.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineTheSorcerer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 1048 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1880 times:

It seems you're good with horses, why don't you try and get a job at a farm working with horses?

Good luck Jap  Smile

Dominic



ALITALIA,All Landings In Torino, All Luggage In Athens ;)
User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 5):
Never trust a horse from here on out though. They're nothing but trouble.

And that was straight from the horse's mouth...

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Get well soon, Jap, and I hope this all works out well for you.


User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2673 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1868 times:

sorry to hear... heal quickly

 crossfingers 



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User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

 Sad

Bad news...

I got a letter in the mail this morning- the bastards fired me, even though they told me I could just come back when I was ok :/

Oh well, I guess it's on with the job hunt again.


25 Post contains images BMIFlyer : That Sucks Lee
26 Post contains images Jap : Does indeed. But having an a.netter around to cheer me up makes it easier to overcome
27 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Of course Lee
28 Post contains images Aloges : Best of luck! Maybe you can move from cookies to cakes?
29 HAWK21M : Best of Luck. regds MEL
30 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Lee
31 Post contains images Jap : Shame on you!! I was going to put you on my list for the 75% discount on company products deal, but now that you've hurt my feelings, FORGET IT! I di
32 Post contains images Aloges : Hmm... what kind?
33 Post contains images BaylorAirBear : Maybe these are all signs pointing in the same direction. Maybe a move...say...Australia. Sometimes, it takes some sad to get you to the happy. Maybe
34 Post contains images AirbusA346 : Well, if he fired you, he obviously isn't a good boss, to work for. Good luck finding a new job. Tom.
35 Post contains images Aleksandar : Like I've told you before, it's their loss. Put me instead of him
36 Post contains images Jap : Thanks everyone I've already sent out my first application- for a job at the place my mom works at The place is called Corning Cabelcon and makes conn
37 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Yum Lee
38 Post contains images Aloges : 2nd! Good thing I'm not hungry at the moment. Brownies are sooo good!
39 Post contains images BMIFlyer : I'm always hungry Yes Lee
40 Post contains images BaylorAirBear : It's a race then! The last one to Oz buys the first round of drinks! BAB
41 Post contains images Nkops : I've never seen a scratchin duck before!!! Anyway, good luck with the job search, something will turn up even better than before!!
42 Post contains images Wrighbrothers : Good on you Janni I'm hpoing for you to have a speedy recovory Sorry, but what is that ? Good luck Wrighbrothers
43 Post contains images Jap : I've already been there- twice It's a condition somewhere in the autistic spectrum... it means you have autistic features, but you're still somewhat
44 Post contains links Aloges : By chance, do you know the book "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"?[Edited 2006-06-03 19:44:39]
45 Post contains images Aero145 : Ouch! I think this wasn't however as painful as when I accidentaly was under one of the three wheels of the Cessna P206 TF-TAL (just fully fueled, I
46 SlamClick : Well, two bits of advice. 1. If you are indeed terminated, eat the horse. It has certainly earned that! 2. Emigrate to the US where it would be agains
47 Rolfen : Just show up with the plaster and explain to your boss what happened. You did nothing wrong so why should you not get the job??? Horseriding wastn a c
48 Post contains images Wrighbrothers : Oh, thanks for the explanation Thanks , just remember, if life gets you down, imagine being me Alistair
49 Post contains images Jap : Afraid not... can you tell me more about this? I viewed the page you mentioned, but I can't figure out what you mean by this
50 NIKV69 : I was going to say the same thing, they can't fire you for that. Totally lame.
51 Jap : Unfortunately, they can. As I only got to work since 15th of May, the union didn't have time to accept me for membership... so I have no one to help
52 Aloges : Well, it's about a boy who sees a "murdered" dog in the front lawn of his neighbour's house. He decides he needs to "investigate" and find out who st
53 NIKV69 : Sorry to hear that, very unfortunate. Well hopefully a better job will come yur way.
54 Rolfen : What is this? intel research labs? NASA? Do you wear the white overalls and those bags over the shoes and get sterilised before entering the cookie f
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