just the way I see things.. #3: where do we go from here

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Blog entry by woodworker59 posted 09-26-2013 05:00 PM 1545 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have decided that I need to change my outlook on things… I need to spend more time concentrating on the positive relationships in my life and not dwell on all the garbage that I am having to deal with. I can only change what I can control, the rest is just a shot in the dark.. I have no control over the way my employer wants to cheat me, how the insurance company doesn’t care if I hurt or not.. I can not control the outrageous prices we pay for everyday necessities. I can however spend more time with people who love me and want the best for me.. I need to concentrate my efforts in forging deeper and more meaningful relationships with others of like mind. I need to realize that the world does not see things as I do, nor do they give a crap about how there actions effect others.. I need to just stop trying to make things right and just move on… don’t look back… just move… On the other hand, I could go beat the snot out of some suit at the insurance office.. that would also make me feel a lot better… a lot better… liking this idea more and more…. Will go now and plane some wood to use up my aggression… some nice cherry and a Fore plane.. could be worse… Papa

-- Papa...

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#1 posted 09-26-2013 05:37 PM


It’s good that you have such a positive attitude, that is important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, from your last three blogs it appears that you aren’t being treated fairly by your state’s Workman’s Compensation program, especially since your injury was inflicted at work.
Have you been to the CT Workman’s Comp. web site? How about contacting you state Representative? I recently discussed a similar situation with my brother, who’s wife was a school bus driver, had a heart attack, lost her drivers license, and was also getting the run around. Once she got her PA Rep. involved, things cleared up pretty quick, and her state assistance started flowing in.
Just some food for thought,
Good luck with your situation, I hope this is resolved in a quick and fair manner for you.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 09-26-2013 06:07 PM

Some good advice above. I got the run-around from the Texas Workforce Commission after I got laid off a few years ago. Fought and won, now I’m back on my feet and working again. These sort of things can be handled.

I agree that focusing on positive relationships is always a good idea. Family and friends, these are the folks worth living one’s life for. I came across this bit of wisdom recently (probably paraphrasing) – “People may forget what you do and what you say, but they’ll always remember how you make them feel.”

-- Brian Timmons -

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Jorge G.

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#3 posted 09-26-2013 06:18 PM

Will go now and plane some wood to use up my aggression…

Bad idea, you will get tear out from pressing too hard on the wood…better go beat the snot out of the suit in the insurance company…. :-) The cherry is more valuable.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#4 posted 09-26-2013 06:21 PM

All the insurance company cares about is the payment you send them.

one foot in front of the other, and read “The Tao of Pooh”

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#5 posted 09-26-2013 09:45 PM

Beating the snot out of the suit will probably get you free food and health care for three to five years. Unfortunately you would never get to the guy who makes the policy, just some guy trying to feed his family who hates his job. If you haven’t done so go talk to a lawyer.

-- "Complexity is easy; Simplicity is difficult." Georgy Shragin Designer of ppsh41 sub machine gun

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#6 posted 09-27-2013 01:26 AM

Papa, keep on beating the wood up if that is what it takes. Sounds like you have a grip on things. :)

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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