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Well as of Friday 21st of december i'll be retired unofficiallly { still will be working out the crap and entitlements} , so thats why for the last 6 months i've been trying to get a backyard shop together to do stuff up and make some of my own work and resto's to bring in some extra DOSH{ money } don't know how i'll go as the reason for early kick off is not that i'm loaded and can afford to retire it's that my backs has given out and cannot do a days work without being in pain each night. So i'm been building my shop up at certain height to stop stressing my vertebrae[ lower ], and hope the Ostio doesn't keep spreading.
I know with all you guys and gals info and experience any questions and stumping you guys will be able to help me out.
so on the Twentith i'll have a few celebratery drinks with a few workmates down the local then i'm outta the shackles of middle management and all the crap they dish out too all my fellow hard working production operators { water treatment manufacturers}
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Pete., I know exactly what you are experiencing with Arthritis in your lower back, I've suffered like that on and off for many years, I'm currently going through a good period. I find that when I'm in the shed keeping busy, I tend to forget all my many aches and pains, unfortunately at the moment the torn rotator cuff in my right shoulder is no longer responding to Cortisone injections so I'm due for surgery on February the 4th. in the meantime I'm taking things easy. Hopefully now you will no longer be sat at a desk things will improve dramatically.

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I'm usually on the shop floor operating centrifuges but the last year and a half been in and out of the office on light duties on workcover but thats boring the crap outta me Harry, plus still go home at night and in pain and stiff { feel like an 80 to 90 year old } really cheesing me off so i told them this week i've had enough, they still would have kept me on doing menial task,. when all i'm thinking what i wanna do in the " man cave ".
Will be suing workcover as they cancelled my cover saying it's all degenerative and my itial claim has recovered and that i'm fit for normal duties { which iam not }
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I would have thought that you would be eligible for a disability pension Pete.

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"I'm loaded"....I only wish.

Spend a few dollars on the saw.

I might try and find that local.....

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I would have thought that you would be eligible for a disability pension Pete.
our friend in NSW Mr Barry o stuffitup has clamped down on industrial relations so it's alot harder now to claim but i will be and sueing my company for unsafe work practices my company trying to pass it all off on degenerative circumstances however i was not like this when i started there 15 yrs ago. so at the moment i'm going for income protection aswell as sueing workcover so i'll have a little battle on my hands for the next few years { only } i hope. the disability pension won't really come into affect untill i reach 65 or take out a lumpsum from IP and then spend it all, then i can get a pension
i think thats how it works, my solicitor not real helpful might need to find a better one , i'll let this lot sort out the workcover [email protected] then find a good one to sue the mother company
send me a PM if you want to. don't wanna bore the crap outta all the others on the forum with this drama. i just cannot wait for all the stress to cease or atleast slow down so i can get a decent sleep lol
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"I'm loaded"....I only wish.

Spend a few dollars on the saw.

I might try and find that local.....
LOL James it won't take me long to find the " Local "
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I hope your Dr. backs you up on this. Good luck
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our friend in NSW Mr Barry o stuffitup has clamped down on industrial relations so it's alot harder now to claim but i will be and sueing my company for unsafe work practices my company trying to pass it all off on degenerative circumstances however i was not like this when i started there 15 yrs ago. so at the moment i'm going for income protection aswell as sueing workcover so i'll have a little battle on my hands for the next few years { only } i hope. the disability pension won't really come into affect untill i reach 65 or take out a lumpsum from IP and then spend it all, then i can get a pension
i think thats how it works, my solicitor not real helpful might need to find a better one , i'll let this lot sort out the workcover [email protected] then find a good one to sue the mother company
send me a PM if you want to. don't wanna bore the crap outta all the others on the forum with this drama. i just cannot wait for all the stress to cease or atleast slow down so i can get a decent sleep lol
The disability pension is paid to those who can't work because of health problems and carries with it certain perks like very low government fees when buying a car etc, but is replaced at age 65 with the age pension which of course does have it's own perks but loses some of the earlier ones. This I know because a relative has been through it.

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If it weren't for the health and legal/bureaucracy issues I'd say I was jealous (51 - not bad). Good luck in the fight.

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