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PostRe: The Work Thread
by <]:^D » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:40 pm

are you in the same line of work as Denny then?

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by jawafour » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:43 pm

Green Gecko wrote:I broke my back...

... :shock: . Gecko, dude, what has been going on? This sounds majorly serious.

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Gemini73 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:46 pm

<]:^D wrote:are you in the same line of work as Denny then?


Im a porter at Cheltenham General.

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by Green Gecko » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:40 pm

<]:^D wrote:what did you do to your back? fell down the stairs? whats the diagnosis?

It's not that serious but the pain can be dreadful as I discovered last night as I have come off the strong stuff dihydrocodeine I think. It's fracture in upper endplate of T7 vertebra (thoracic spine so right in the middle). I didn't sleep last night at all.

Yes I got out of bed and slipped down the stairs, I immediately started sweating and dry heaving and wailing with shock and pins n needles, it was horrible. And then I was stuck in A&E corridors for 80% of the time which was probably worse. My ass still hurts for the 8hrs or so I was still strapped to the ambulance hard stretcher.
Tried to do some very light work last night as my online shop was backed up, so back to Netflix, video games and reading for god knows how long.

Besides a boxer's fracture I've never broken anything so it was quite a shock, actually the first doctor that saw me wasn't even convinced it was anything more than muscular because I was coping so well, my experience of pain including feeling cold for some reason has been really strange as I am just use to mental anguish not physical pain, besides some terrible muscle knots that don't help. And a a neck problem earlier in the year that was probably caused by the type of work.

I'm very lucky there's no nerve damage as paralysis would have ended me.

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by Gemini73 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:13 pm

Christ, you have been through the mill, GG.

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Hyperion » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:16 pm

Fairly careless bed placement as well

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by Green Gecko » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:14 pm

I could have at least made it more than half way to the bathroom.

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by Tragic Magic » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:38 pm

Hyperion wrote:Fairly careless bed placement as well


:lol:

Get well soon though, Gecko. That sounds pretty horrendous but I'm glad you seem to be coping okay.

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by Qikz » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:37 pm

Hyperion wrote:Fairly careless bed placement as well


:lol: :lol: :lol:

I'm so sorry Gecko that sounds awful. My friend broke his back by just landing funny in the direct center of it, so it's easily done.

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by Green Gecko » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:00 pm

Thanks guys, yeah that's pretty much what happened.

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by Ad7 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:15 pm

Hyperion wrote:Fairly careless bed placement as well


:lol:

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Squinty » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:18 pm

strawberry float I hope you get better soon Gecko.

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by That's not a growth » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:15 am

Ad7 wrote:
Hyperion wrote:Fairly careless bed placement as well


:lol:

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That's what came to my mind too :lol:

Get well GG, sounds horrific.

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Moggy » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:18 am

Hyperion wrote:Fairly careless bed placement as well


strawberry float :lol:

That sucks Gecko, I hope you feel better soon. :wub:

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by 1cmanny1 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:34 am

:lol:

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Rax » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:05 am

The company I work for has expanded rapidly in the past 12 months so they have restructured things a bit, long story short Im now a manager. Im only in charge of 1 person right now (the team will grow) but its still a big change, interesting times ahead!

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by Green Gecko » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:11 am

I appreciate the well wishes guys, I'm not used to this kind of impedance at all and I couldn't anticipate the psychological impact it would have either. I feel like my bloody mum (who's broken pretty much everything, she has osteoporosis and a car accident).

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Curls » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:09 pm

I have to sit a stupidly hard exam next week to do a senior role that I've already proven I can do, by actually doing the job.Meh.

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by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:34 pm

Bunni wrote:
No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:I have applied for a few jobs this year externally and internally. I am most confused as to why my external applications (2) ended up with rejections without even an interview. The company is basically the same kind of company that I already work at but they just operate in a different area of the country (DNOs).

Both times I got rejected with an email saying that I don't meet the requirements/qualifications/experience etc...I'm feeling a bit disappointed and confused as its the exact same field I have been working in for the past 4-5 years.

Ok one of the positions was in a department that I have never worked in but the other position was very similar to a role that I have 2 years of experience in. Plus it wasn't even a grade above what I am on, same level entry as I am now but higher pay due to the geographical location.

Having said that I was also rejected without interview recently for an internal position but to be fair I didn't meet one of their optional/favourable requirements.

Maybe I need to get out of this engineering field if its this bad.


I read somewhere that 50% off men will apply for jobs where they don't meet the criteria whereas almost no women would apply unless they met every expectation. I seen a job that I wasn't quite qualified for and hadn't worked in that filed for a while, but thought like a man and applied anyway. I got the job. Keep trying.

Thanks! Will do.
Well I fired off an email to the hiring manager for that internal position that I didn’t get an interview for. I have applied for it twice now and both times got no interview, even though the second time round they had removed one of the criteria’s that I originally didn’t meet. Hence why I applied again.
Will be interesting to see what he has got to say for himself! Lol

Also had an internal interview for another position last week. But I totally messed up the technical question even though it was easy and I knew the answer. I just wasn’t expecting to be asked that and ended up providing a very high level response (not a very detailed one). I can see the rejection coming my way this week.

Well done on getting that job btw!

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Curls » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:49 am

Is it wrong to go to you're boss' boss behind his back because he's being incompetent? He has to finalise my annual report so that I get a small pay rise this year and he's not doing it. So i've emailed his boss instead. Needs to be done by 4th May =\


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