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Good old Murphy

May 3rd, 2016 at 05:15 am

Well, looks like I will need to practice being flexible these next couple of months. I broke my wrist this weekend when I slipped in the bathroom. It is a hairline fracture so it should heal up without complications. BUT it is my dominant hand. AND I found out from work yesterday that I cannot come back on 'limited duty' status. There IS NO limited duty in our facility, due to the nature of the jobs and risks associated. I'm calling HR today to find out what my next steps will be. It could be 6-8 weeks before I am cleared for work.

I probably will only take one class this summer or possibly no class. Instead I can hold onto that tuition money, in case I need it to get by til I get regular paychecks again. I don't want to take cash out of long term savings. I just don't know what will happen at this point.

I told my kids that this is a perfect example of why I save and don't spend every penny I make. It's not always a possibility to get a part-time job.

9 Responses to “Good old Murphy”

  1. Househopeful Says:

    Sorry to hear about the fracture. Good luck on recovery. Definitely ask HR about any and all benefits to help through this time!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Ouch! Does your work at least provide short term disability? It is a good example of having an emergency fund. We just never know what curveballs will be thrown our way. I hope you heal swiftly!!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Yes, I think you should hold off on taking a class, not only to save the tuition, but also because it might be difficult with a broken wrist. Concentrate on healing! Since it is a hairline fracture, it should heal fairly quickly and you'll be good as new!

  4. alice4now Says:

    CB, good point on difficulty completing the course with a broken wrist. I never even thought of that very important little detail, I'm just so used to getting things done!

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Very sorry to hear this, not good at all! Best wishes for a recovery as soon as possible.

  6. Carol Says:

    Wishing you speedy healing!

  7. Dido Says:

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Ouch! Sorry to hear about your wrist. I hope it heals quickly.

  9. My English Castle Says:

    ouch indeed. Wishing you a speedy recovery

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