Man Impaled by Steel Stake on Birthday

Man Impaled by Steel Stake on Birthday

There are 30 comments on the Independent Record story from Aug 4, 2006, titled Man Impaled by Steel Stake on Birthday. In it, Independent Record reports that:

Enjoying a relaxing 54th birthday in the yard, Mike Colwell went to move the sprinkler, backing up momentarily to avoid the spray, toward a horseshoe pit with a 1-inch-thick rusty steel stake.

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MRS

Woodbury, NJ

#21 Aug 15, 2006
Debbysnack wrote:
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http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi...
You owe me now.
Trade you a paper clip?
Just Thinking

Dearborn, MI

#22 Aug 15, 2006
MRS wrote:
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Trade you a paper clip?
Hi MRS. I'm happy to see you are still on this side of the sod. Where have you been......if it's any of my biz?

“Sleep? Who needs it anyway?”

Since: Apr 06

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#23 Aug 15, 2006
MRS wrote:
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Trade you a paper clip?
Sure that way I can trade up to a mansion. Thanks!
MRS

Woodbury, NJ

#24 Aug 15, 2006
Just Thinking wrote:
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Hi MRS. I'm happy to see you are still on this side of the sod. Where have you been......if it's any of my biz?
Oh no where just busy working and away on weekends. I'm happy to hear from you!! What's new in your world?
MRS

Woodbury, NJ

#25 Aug 15, 2006
Debbysnack wrote:
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Sure that way I can trade up to a mansion. Thanks!
What will you trade me for the paper clip?
Just Thinking

Dearborn, MI

#26 Aug 15, 2006
MRS wrote:
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Oh no where just busy working and away on weekends. I'm happy to hear from you!! What's new in your world?
Actually there may be a big change on the horizon. I got a call from Nissan offering me a NICE job with them and it's about half the distance from my home. The only problem I have with it is that they are a foreign company and I've been preaching "buy American" so long I may have to loosen up my principles a bit to accept it. The 18% increase in pay and better benefits just may make that pill a bit less jagged though. Life here at Ford is pretty dismal right now and doesn't look too promising either. Decisions decisions decisions.......
MRS

Woodbury, NJ

#27 Aug 15, 2006
Just Thinking wrote:
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Actually there may be a big change on the horizon. I got a call from Nissan offering me a NICE job with them and it's about half the distance from my home. The only problem I have with it is that they are a foreign company and I've been preaching "buy American" so long I may have to loosen up my principles a bit to accept it. The 18% increase in pay and better benefits just may make that pill a bit less jagged though. Life here at Ford is pretty dismal right now and doesn't look too promising either. Decisions decisions decisions.......
Oh Wow! I work for a German company. It's all about EBIT. That's all they care about. Not people, job security, and especially American economy. Keep that in mind.

On the other hand an 18% increase is incredible, especially since you only have a few more years until retirement.(right?) Less travel to the office... Ford's decline,(layoff's or forced early retirements in the future?). You need to keep your personal retirement goal(s) in mind.

You really do have some thinking to do.

I'm trying to get re-hired by the German company that let me go me in 2004. I really don't relish the fact that Iím trying to get re-hired. The companyís earnings are fed back to Germany. Competition, blame, language and cultural barriers are difficult to deal with on a day to day basis and are hurting profits.
Just Thinking

Dearborn, MI

#28 Aug 15, 2006
MRS wrote:
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Oh Wow! I work for a German company. It's all about EBIT. That's all they care about. Not people, job security, and especially American economy. Keep that in mind.
On the other hand an 18% increase is incredible, especially since you only have a few more years until retirement.(right?) Less travel to the office... Ford's decline,(layoff's or forced early retirements in the future?). You need to keep your personal retirement goal(s) in mind.
You really do have some thinking to do.
I'm trying to get re-hired by the German company that let me go me in 2004. I really don't relish the fact that Iím trying to get re-hired. The companyís earnings are fed back to Germany. Competition, blame, language and cultural barriers are difficult to deal with on a day to day basis and are hurting profits.
It's sort of funny. I think about it and weigh all the pros and cons and keep changing my mind about it every hour or so. I worked for a foreign company several years ago. They were from Japan and had really different ideas about how to deal with employees and customers alike. I left there after getting yelled at for leaving the restroom light on. I wonder if that guy ever figured out why his office smelled like a dog turd. The vent above his desk was just too tempting. I think most if not all large corporations only have one focus and no matter how much they talk about stuff like "people are our greatest asset" their bottom line is profit and investor satisfaction, so I don't buy into all that rah rah company crap.
MRS

Woodbury, NJ

#29 Aug 15, 2006
Just Thinking wrote:
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It's sort of funny. I think about it and weigh all the pros and cons and keep changing my mind about it every hour or so. I worked for a foreign company several years ago. They were from Japan and had really different ideas about how to deal with employees and customers alike. I left there after getting yelled at for leaving the restroom light on. I wonder if that guy ever figured out why his office smelled like a dog turd. The vent above his desk was just too tempting. I think most if not all large corporations only have one focus and no matter how much they talk about stuff like "people are our greatest asset" their bottom line is profit and investor satisfaction, so I don't buy into all that rah rah company crap.
That's the truth, and that's why I said you have to keep your "personal" retirement goals in mind. A job is a job. Foreign companies buying up US companies arenít your choice. I hate the Rah, Rah meetings, they make me gag. It's all about the almighty dollar and I'm sick of it.

Dog turds!!! Thatís great. I wish I had the nads to pull something like that off!!
NASCAR Fan

Medford, NY

#30 Mar 29, 2013
That's a ringer!!!!

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