Just when you think you've got It!

@sharone74 (4839)
United States
October 4, 2009 8:39pm CST
A few days ago when my boyfriend was going through one of our local bargain papers, the white sheet he came across an ad that was almost tailor made for me. And I have been working for the last three days, I like the job, my new balls seems to like me, and the work is interesting enough to keep me a tinted and on top of my job. But as dumb luck would have it, just after getting homr trom today’s work session I was washing some dished that my bf was supposed to have washed but because he is busy working on one of his bags for a customer and is supposed to have his bag (done) and two belts (not even started yet) I decided to go into the kitchen and finish washing up the dishes which I had started earlier in the day, before I went to work And I cut my hand deeply, very deeply. My bf rushed down to the rite aide to get me more first aid gear because I was bleeding through everything that he put on it, which we had in the house. It’s just starting to swell, I may need stitches and I have the nasty suspicion that there is still a piece of glass in the wound. Anyway, I don’t know how this will affect my typing job because the cut is right on top of the outside knuckle and probably will open over and over again before all is said and done. Why is it that the minute something positive occurs for me somewhere in my life it seems that fate and luck conspire almost immediately to strip it away from me? I don’t understand it, I wish it wasn’t so but it seems that it is.Wish me luck all with my new job, because me and my newly injured hand have to be to work tomorrow bright and early. Does life tend to treat you the same way? You find a good and workable solution to a problem and then something comes up or happens to jeapordize your advancement before you’ve even started to reap the rewards for your solution?
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6 responses
• United States
5 Oct 09
I agree with afarrell1, please go to the hospital. If you do that, I'm sure you can get a few days off from work; if your boss is nice I'm sure he will understand that the injury was an accident and if it's your dominant hand, you need to rest it for a few days. But you should have the medical records to back it up. You can get a note from your doctor to prove that your injury is legitimate and your professional medical advice is to take some time off from work.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
5 Oct 09
The reason I don't go to the E.R is because I am one of those 55 million uninsured Americans that Obama is trying to insure right now and I can't afford it.The problem arises from the fact that I need the money and taking time off from work means that I go right back from $12 an hour to $0 an hour if I take time off and I need the money. Not for hospital bills either.
@afarrell1 (261)
• United States
5 Oct 09
wow, I really think you need to go to the hospital. The stitches will help keep the wound closed and you should get some good pain killers out of it. But if your boss likes you and you can prove the injury - ie stitches from the hospital - I think it will be ok. Heck, my car blew up on me the first day of training at the job I have now (been here six years). I went out for lunch and on my way back it caught on fire! The irony is it happened at lunch and they were just telling us if we have chronic car problems we should get a new car or another job.
@tutul0045 (2631)
• India
5 Oct 09
Hey, I hope the wound is not very serious. U take care of yrself first and think about work later. I know life can be very challenging at times, but u got to accept the challenges. We simply cannot run away from it. For me failures are soemthing which gives me the will power and the desire to fight back again. Just dont give up so easily and never blame your fate. I believe you will still manage to put on a good show at your work and if u dont, then surely something better is waiting for u. Always stay cheerful and never let the smile go from your face. Stay happy, stay safe! Cheers, Tutul
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
14 Oct 09
See in my mind "taking care of me" means goig to work, pulling in a paycheck, regardless of whether full-time or part time hours, a paycheck is a precious and dwindling commodity. Where I live, even though we are going into our "season" there just aren't that many available jobs. Since work here is seasonal a lot of the people who held positions previously are the first to be rehired when they begin their seasonal staffing. I also happen to like my new boss, I like the work (it's almost as though it was tailor made for me!), and around my household being poor as most households are right now, the words "suck it up" "grin and bear it" and "it only hurts so what" are commonly heard around here. Example: A year ago my bf fell off of a 14ft ladder and landed badly on his wrist on a concrete floor. LOng story short he broke his wrist in 5-6 places and the small bones in the back of his hand he broke in at least 12. He went back to work the next day, he didn't even seek medical attention aside from having it x-rayed and casted 4 days later. He worked 9 -11 hour days 6 days a week with it like that and 4 years ago he did the same with a broken collarbone and two broken ribs, that time he was back at work 4 days later. He could barely get out of bed but he got up and got to work. I can't envision myself doing anything less.
@tutul0045 (2631)
• India
16 Oct 09
Oh my! what palce is that wehre u r living? This is so inhumae. I wonder y havent u thought about relocationg to some other place. I never thought things have gone so bad in the west due to this recent recession. I hope u keep doing your work untill u find something better. Keep your options open and look around. Not everywhere its this bad. Cheers, Tutul
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
20 Oct 09
I live in a resort town called Palm Springs, California and it is bad everywhere right now.
@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
5 Oct 09
Well, welcome to the world I know and live in. This kind of crap happens to me over and over again. I've never been disabled this way but finding the perfect situation and then having it crap up on you in practically commonplace with me. Once again, welcome to the real world I live in.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
14 Oct 09
Sweetheart I am a card carrying member and resident of the real world in which you and I live. Adversity is a natural part of life. Adversity is the antagonist in your life story. However I always strive to make my story an uplifting tale of triumph in the face of adversity. Without setbacks and challenges life would lose it's savor. It has been 11 days, I should have had it stiched but again couldn't afford it. I managed to retain both the job and my dignity and now that it is finally starting to heal well, what happens, My boss goes out of town for 5 days so now I am off and sitting around. That's the way life works, he should have gone back last week but he cancelled his flight because he has a deadline on the manuscript that we are typing and we were on a roll last week. This week, no more bandaids, surgical closures, medical tape, or bandage, all of which I have had to work with to keep the wound from reopening and dripping blood into his laptop's keyboard.
• India
5 Oct 09
Count me in. I have now accepted the fact that I would never succeed in my life at the first chance in anything. Hindrances are a way of my life and have affected me in every step. Whenever I have given my best efforts and things look like falling into place, something unexpected crops up and spoils the show for me. just three instances to make you feel better: I’m desperately looking for a better job as the company I’m working for 11yrs now, is downsizing and getting rid of oldies. With my experience and pay scale, its not easy to get something similar. Well, I did go thru to one big company where everything was OK but the distance was just too much…2hrs to go and 2hrs to come home, no way I could join. The second place was a reputed school, not much far, timings good but the pay was way below my expectation and expenses…so no way I could join either. With each passing day, I just count my blessings that I’m still working in my old company. Third instance, I had planned our yearly vacation in detail over a long time. It’s the only time we can afford to go out for a week and I put in a lot of effort to get the best deals and all planning was complete. One week before, my hubby’s office has to have its quarterly conference during our vacation week and attendance is compulsory…so trip stands cancelled! What I’ve seen is that such situations make us angry and frustrated but add little more. Your finger will not heal faster if you tear your hair over it…rather try and avoid the wound as much as possible (I know its not easy, I do typing jobs myself)…keep your cool and give your best efforts.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
5 Oct 09
That sounds about par for the course. These adversities do add something more though. Adversity creates mental strength, toughness, and the ability to think on your feet and accept the unexpected as it comes. These things are charachter builders, that which does not kill us makes us stronger. You got through your adversity and I shall endeavor to get through mine. Thank you for sharing and making me feel like I am not the only one for whom a bed of roses is not what we got in theis life.
@hexeduser22 (5853)
• Philippines
5 Oct 09
For now please go to the hospital and have it check. I must say sh!t happens sometimes but I think you could get over it soon. I don't think your boss would be to hard on you unless he sees this discussion and read you call him "new balls"Enjoy your day! Be well and be safe! Happy Mylotting:)
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
5 Oct 09
Since my new boss is a retired doctor I doubt that he would have a problem with me taking a little time off. As I said above, I need the money.Plus the job involves typing for 4 or 5 hours while he dictates to me. I shall go and do what I can and when I can't I will just let him know. However since all of this typing is for a book I assume that he is on some kind of deadline and needs to get all this stuff done. Right now while I type it is stiff and since the bandage is wrapped around my palm it affects all of my fingers on that hand. Although since I took some Excedrin a few hours ago it doesn't really hurt that much. I have a high threshhold for pain, so I will go get dressed and get ready to go to work as usual.