Sucks to be solo/irreplacable.....

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by PlatinumLandCon, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,315

    I'm young and work solo 95% of the time. Unfortunately, I broke my left collar bone last night (I'm left handed) so I'm out of comission for 6-8 weeks. In Ontario, 6-8 weeks from now is on the brink of winter thus i'm done for the rest of this season.

    Everyone that has a 3+ person company should have someone that can do most of what you can do in case something like this ever happens to you. I'll lose $4-5k because of this and I'm only in it part time.

    Anyways.... sorry for the rant, I'm just kinda pissed off.
     
  2. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Posts: 1,818

    Sorry to hear that man. Most collarbones dont take 6-8 weeks to heal but dont get anxious and hurt yourself anymore. I had the same problem 2 summers in a row when I broke 5 of my toes and then shattered my wrist the next year. Good luck with everything
     
  3. capetan

    capetan LawnSite Member
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    yeah that thought is always in the back of my head
     
  4. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,315

    That's what I thought but mine's broken slanted in 2 places, so.... yeah. Anyways, thanks guys for the support.
     
  5. andrewcarrigan

    andrewcarrigan LawnSite Member
    from alberta
    Posts: 30

    if you pay me enough ill come down and do the work,my partner done a runner on me so im done for this season!! what part of ontario
     
  6. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,315

    I'm about 1hr N of Toronto (southern Ont). I don't have enough work to be full time, maybe 15hrs/week.
     
  7. andrewcarrigan

    andrewcarrigan LawnSite Member
    from alberta
    Posts: 30

    if you had a few big jobs i would com down for the hell of it
     
  8. LawnBoy89

    LawnBoy89 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 967

    I'm also solo a majority of the time. I also ride motocross so sometimes I have to limit myself on how many risks I take because it would really be bad if a broke a bone although I know I would still be able to ride my mower no matter what happened and pay sometime to trim and do everything else for me. I broke my collarbone 2 years ago right after I broke it I had to ride my dirtbike all the way back to my house (before I started driving). It was so hard to turn the throttle ( I broke my right collarbone) after about a week I was back on a bike taking it real easy but I could still some what ride it in a seated positiong. If you have a ZTR you should be able to get away with using that and maybe pay someone to trim for you.
     
  9. ExclusiveLawnCare

    ExclusiveLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 304

    Sorry to hear that man, hope everything gets better with ya.
     
  10. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    That sucks, how you do it? What was her name? haha

    I was reminded of how something like this could effect my company recently. I flipped a 4wheeler sort of thing landing on top of me and completely my fault. To make it even better, an employee was riding shotgun. We both limped for a good week but better then a broken arm or worse neck.

    Motocross sounds like a good time. I'm taking up road racing though, at least there's a roll cage.
     

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