Me and my big mouth. My last 'off' happened on the way home from work, and I was having a chat late today with my company's OH&S officer about the (rotten) changes by the NSW Govt to workers' comp laws, and how they strip a worker's right to rehab-costs assistance if they have an accident on the way to/from home. I unwisely added "like how I fell off my bike last week, cause my left hand is still a bit sore". BANG ... he ordered me onto light duties "until we get this medically assessed". Which - as an apprentice sparkie - means I can't actually do anything. My supervisor will hear about this tomorrow morning, and oh man will he be happy ... not. Maybe I'll head out and find a late-opening medical centre, and see if I can find a GP who'll write me a note saying "doesn't need any time off normal duties". I bet doctors are more used to people asking for the opposite!