Whenever I see the advert for injury insurance with the woman who tripped on strapping, I can’t help but fill in the real words…
“As I walked across the warehouse with no other reason than to catch a sly glimpse of the new guy with the muscles, I saw some strapping like the stuff used to bind boxes laying on the floor.
As I’m not a cleaner and I didn’t leave the strap there, I stepped over it instead of picking it up… I mean, like, why should I? It’s not mine…
…Anyway, as I daydreamed about the new guy I went out of my way to look like I hadn’t seen the strap, because I didn’t want to pick it up, I caught my foot in it and stumble a little bit.
My manager ran over to see if I was okay, and it was at that point I realised my stumble must have looked worse than it was, and I saw £££££ in my future… so I milked it for all it was worth…”
Had an injury at work? Then 9 times out of 10 you were probably not looking at what you were doing…. Suck it up and take the blame.