Be Safe!

Well, I’ve got a lot to catch up on in terms of what’s going on for work. 

For instance, today, I think I hurt myself from lifting things that were way too heavy for me to lift (so I strained and dragged them on the floor instead). Bad, bad idea. People, it’s in the safety training that all workplaces should have for you, but I don’t know what happened to me today; I didn’t do as it says. That is, know your limitations and don’t do things you can’t do! It’s terribly unsafe. I’m suffering the consequences, however mild it may be compared to if something really bad happened. My chest has been hurting since lunch time and it hurts to breathe. Also my neck and chest area are much more heated than the rest of my body. I’m not sure what’s happening, but I’m betting on overexertion of the muscles.

I considered going to work anyway tomorrow, but my supervisor has told me that we are doing what we did today for pretty  much the rest of the week. I’ve decided not to since I am concerned about what more overexertion will do to the chest pain I’m experiencing.

If I very blatantly told my red faced supervisor of today (I think I have at least 5 different supervisors…more on that later) that I  was unable to lift the things that needed to be lifted, I wouldn’t have to drag things and carry what I can’t and end up hurting myself. Of course, I did consider making it really clear (he was even in the room when I was struggling to drag around a 12 gallon bucket), but I guess it’s on me to make it clear. I did have a lingering fear that if I spoke up, he would denounce my claims and brush off my pleas and then fire me. It’s probably an unreasonable thought, I mean, what reasonable supervisor would do that? It’s in the workplace safety guidelines that workers shouldn’t do things that they don’t feel safe doing or are not capable of doing (like lifting things that are too heavy).

In any case, be safe people. I thought it was long overdue for an update here, but I’ve been accidentally falling asleep all the time after work. Very very tired. More to come later.

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