Well in retrospect, you should have. Cause now they see you as weak since you hurt yourself playing.
Funny LT story. Our old flight LT was deployed with us, but with the AMU. We were out working a jet one night in the hangar and we was making his rounds with the Senior. We go; "Hey LT! Wanna help us out?" He says sure, and grabs a hammer and scraper to help us remove the RAM. He's doing well after we show him how to do it properly. Now the panel we were working on was a hump panel- it's covering the actuator that moves the flaps. So there is a nice curve to it.
We hear him pounding away on the scraper, then a loud, very distinct, sound of composite cracking and snapping. We removed some sealant and paint...the dude wrecked it, and wrecked it good. Ripped off about 4 layers of composite from the JET side. That is, the non-removeable stuff...as in, big mistakeo.
Of course we can fix it, we're structural dudes, its our job, and he should have known, since he was our flight OIC at one point, but we laced into him. "OH ****! We gotta rip this section off the jet, and call lockheed. Probably cost a couple hundred gs!" Just making him feel like ****. Kept it going for a few days while we repaired it.
Now he never touches a jet.