Haven't been sleeping real well. Healing is coming along slowly.
When I lost my job it was after one of my accidents I was out of work for 16 weeks because of crutches. Came back and they said they no longer needed me. That was 16 weeks with no paycheck only to get fired. I couldn't collect unemployment until I got fired. I thought I still had a job. That sent me into depression and I went almost a year collecting unemployment as I looked for a new job. 6 years ago I found the job I'm at now making more money and I enjoy doing what I do better then my last job.Haven't been sleeping real well. Healing is coming along slowly.
Very unlikely. He was on contract which means they can choose not to renew his employment once the contract period expires. They don't need a reason.Holy [email protected] Benny, so sorry to hear this! Is there any legal action that could be taken to force the shop to give you your job back and fire the corrupt people? Maybe contact BMW directly and tell then how things are at the shop? I'm sure they could pull their franchise from the owners if it was something egregious that was against BMW policy.
Best wishes healing up, and finding a BETTER job!
In the part of CT I live in people in cars and sometimes bikes hit deer all the time. Sometimes they just come out of no where.I wasn't going to add to this thread because my contribution wouldn't be the norm, but reading endless posts of sorrow there needs to be some clarity. Firstly I'm no angle & have made my own bad decisions in life which I have learned from (I hope) but honestly benny you hit a cow, they don't tend to catch you by surprise like a rabbit, fox, kangaroo, wallaby that can suddenly appear out of scrub etc. So really that misfortune was some very poor decision making on your part engaging warp drive without decent line of sight, I really hope for your families sake you don't make such a poor decision like that again when feeling the need to engage warp drive as you do when owning a s1000rr. As an Australian I'm fully aware of the wildlife factor & have had a number of close calls also when lets say enjoying myself, but benny you hit a cow enough said. On saying that sh%t happens & I hope you heal quickly.
On the job front people with moral character will always find a light at the end of the tunnel, it's just your still on the train at the moment.
Just to be clear my post is in noway a high horse preaching post especially when the only person that knows what played out is you, it's was more about better thought process of ones actions & the possible outcomes. I smashed 10 ribs & punctured a lung from a poor thought process that involved armco, I still make mistakes I'm human, but I did learn to engage my thought process more than my wrist when riding because of it. Life is a constant learning curve.The road was 100% clear when I started out. The cows became apparent too late for me to do anything about it. They were behind a small rise and in very long grass. They had to climb an embankment to reach the road. The speed did not help the situation. But I would not have been doing that if I had of seen them first. It was a fenced area and these 2 had pushed through the fence and crossed the road. When I arrived they decided to go back across to the herd and through the fence. Being tucked behind the screen also limited my peripheral vision. I am not complaining. I could have been dead or in a wheel chair. I was lucky. These are the dangers of riding on the road which we are all very aware of. I did however manage to hit a gap which saved my life. Rather than hitting one right in the middle. That was by choice.
The job thing just added to what already was a bad start to the year and further dented my mental state. I am not one to get down. I just needed a small moment to process what had happened to me in 4 weeks. I didn't post for sympathy. I used the forum as an outlet to help me process these events.
Thanks for your opinion.
Thanks for the support but I will be ok.
Yeah cast comes off in a few days time. Looking forward to that.Glad to see you on the forum daily again. How ya healing/doing?
Man, I really appreciate your perspective & needed to hear that. I’m in a similar situation. I’ve made my points made in a most emphatic & kinda profane way. Don’t know if I will be out of a job. But I have a clear conscious & an RR to take me elsewhere when bullsh*t gets to deep. All the best to you in your next chapter. Keep keepin on.So. 2020 did not start well for me. At this point I wish I could start over. It is 3am going on 4am as I write this. I have not slept for 24 hours. You get my current mental state.
I received my new K67 at the start of January. I was very excited. I had waited quite a while. It was also my birthday in January. A good birthday present. I ran it in quickly and did 2 local twisty runs. Just day rides. I then decided to do a quick over night trip with a friend interstate. The bike was 3 weeks old with around 2000kms. All my accessories fitted. We rode for a day and did around maybe 400 or 500kms. Then stayed in a small town and had dinner at a local pub. The next day we started on our way back home. This was the first time we had been back to these areas after the fires. The roads literally opened the weekend we decided to go. About 2 hours into the ride. I was riding down a long straight piece of road with a clear line of sight. I decided to open her up. Head in the dash and tucked in. Top end of 6th WOT. You get the idea. Then from no where. 2 cows run onto the road. I had no where to go and no time to do anything at that speed. I'm staring at 2 cows blocking the whole road while hurtling toward them. I sat up and grabbed the front brake. The rear started to lift immediately. I let off the brake to bring it back down. I then had to make a judgement call. Aim for the gap between the 2 cows. Or hit one straight in the middle. I managed to hit the gap. Hitting 1 cow in the head with my left leg and the bike. Narrowly missing the other cows a$$. I managed to stay on the bike and came out the other side still on the bike. The line I took to hit the gap meant I ended up in the ditch on the side of the road. I stayed on for a while until the front eventually washed out on the grass. I slid a long while holding onto the bike. Once I stopped. I got up and had a look around. The cow was dead. My bike badly damaged. My left leg and ankle were throbbing and my right wrist felt very sore with no use of my right hand at all. I limped off the road. My friend eventually arrived to see what had happened. After this I got a ride back into town about 10 mins back down the road. I then waited for 4 hours for my brother to pick me up with the bike as well. We then drove 4 hours to my dads house to drop the bike off. Then my wife drove me back home to a hospital about 3 hours later. They did xrays on my wrist and ankle. No breaks or fractures. Just bruising. Also bruised ribs and a lot of whiplash. I rested at home for 2 weeks thinking I would be ok. I then went to see a doctor for a check up. He recommended I get a CT scan as small fractures in the wrist will not show. Turned out to be a broken wrist. Plaster cast for 6 weeks. Currently 1 week into that now. I also think i have a fractured ankle and toe as they still feel very sore. I will need to get them checked. The bike has been written off. None available for 4 months.
This was already bad enough. Coupled with some very expensive bills that were not planned for and not known about. Money was and is an issue.
I then was called into work for a meeting regarding some normal procedures. Nothing out of the ordinary. My wife had to drive me in as I cannot drive. I have now been told I do not have a job. Due to me being on a contract that is renewed every year. They can chose not to renew. With no reason given. They did not provide one. 4 years of my absolute heart and soul into this job. It is my life. As most of you know. To then be told that you are no longer wanted and given no reason. It really hurts. I am however actually aware of why this decision was made. It involves some very corrupt behavior and breach of policy. That I called out and blew the whistle on. No one supported me in this movement. I did it alone. Mean while the offenders get off with nothing and I now have no job. I am not the sort of person to just let things happen that are completely wrong. I will stand up to anyone even if it means losing my job. I do not regret what I did. Unfortunately this is what happens in big business. They want people who will just do as their told and look the other way.
A new chapter is born. We shall see what it brings.
I love this forum. I love you guys. Thank you for your kind words over the years.