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Old 04-30-2013, 02:40 PM
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Let me explain what happens when one loses an eye.

1) there are 2 types of loss, traumatic and non-traumatic.

2) non-traumatic is the best and cosmedicly you should have great color and movement. Traumatic loss, you're screwed. Eye won't move, kids stare, customers are uneasy at first with you or don't want you around.

3) you crap for depth perception, try running tools with any percision. You also have issues with obsticals like, walls and door frames, gates and such. You are also at odds with shade and shadows.

4) if you seek employment from the gov or civil service, forget it. ADA won't help you, you fall through the cracks.

40 years of actual experience is speaking here. I lost my eye riding bulls at 17, at least my stories are cool. Beats hell out of "i didn't wear glasses when string trimming"
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:18 PM
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Wife saw the 2nd largest company in the area brooming sand into the road the drove over a mail box and walked away. Not very professional in my opinion either
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:27 PM
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Thats exactly how I feel. We don't let our mowers discharge into the street if possible. Also, we try to keep from blowing the clippings into the street with our blowers. But, our lives are much more important than a few clippings on the street. Workers in many trades get killed every year by careless drivers. Its just not worth it.
DITTO this , the couple commercial I have that are on really busy streets don't get the curb blown when busy. Period
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:24 PM
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Let me explain what happens when one loses an eye.

1) there are 2 types of loss, traumatic and non-traumatic.

2) non-traumatic is the best and cosmedicly you should have great color and movement. Traumatic loss, you're screwed. Eye won't move, kids stare, customers are uneasy at first with you or don't want you around.

3) you crap for depth perception, try running tools with any percision. You also have issues with obsticals like, walls and door frames, gates and such. You are also at odds with shade and shadows.

4) if you seek employment from the gov or civil service, forget it. ADA won't help you, you fall through the cracks.

40 years of actual experience is speaking here. I lost my eye riding bulls at 17, at least my stories are cool. Beats hell out of "i didn't wear glasses when string trimming"
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I work fulltime in the opthalmic profession and am also a LCO. Registered and insured. Legit. To those that say " I'm not wearing safety glasses", yes, you ARE an IDIOT. Guess what? You have two eyes and they don't regenerate. If you had any idea or appreciation for the complexity and what a beautiful gift the Lord has given us in the eye, you would do almost anything to protect them. I feel sorry for you. I have seen children lose eyes due to complex infections. If they could have had a choice, I'm pretty sure they would have wanted to keep both eyes.

To the former bull rider above me, cool story and thanks for sharing. I would have lost am eye many times had it not been for my glasses.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:28 PM
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there are many unprofessional people in this profession. I drive by a barber shop and the guy who cuts it does not trim around the STOP sign and hasn't for 3 years.

The property owner is obviously happy with that level of service orhe would have sought out another lco who would trim. Then again, he may be settling for mediocre service because he is happy with a low price. Either way it's no sweat off my back. The crappy service providers can have the crappy yards and price shoppers.
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