Horror: Pianist’s hands are crushed at gap-year job

Horror: Pianist’s hands are crushed at gap-year job


norman lebrecht

August 22, 2018

Yun Kim, 22, went to Australia for a year to improve her English and earn some money to further her piano studies.

Tragically, the job she took was in an abattoir. She now has prosthetic fingers.

Full distressing story here.


  • anon says:

    She should switch to conducting.

    • Nelson says:

      Maybe you should switch to living on some other planet where your comment might seem acceptable.

    • Peter says:

      Really poor taste Anon. Personal tragedy is not a joking matter.

    • Mark says:

      Come on, man, this is a horrible tragedy.
      I am frequently guilty of irreverent humor myself, but this is too much …

    • Conducting Feminista says:

      DAMN RIGHT! We need more women conductors in this world to replace all the worthless pervie wanker male conductors.

      • Dave says:

        With a nanosecond’s thought you could find better ways of furthering your cause than posting that here.

        • Bruce says:

          Trolls don’t have causes. They only want a reaction, and will say anything about anyone, regardless of the situation, in order to get one. In real life they are usually incapable of caring about others except in terms of their own benefit (e.g. they “love” their parents because they provide food and a place to live). Conducting Feminista has found a pretty reliable way to get a rise out of people on this site.

  • anonymous says:

    Poor girl. I feel so terrible for her.

  • buxtehude says:

    The space here has been invaded by the so-called real world. I was especially struck by these sentences:

    “The Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union says an unprecedented number of people on 417 visas [ie, short-term] are employed to fill jobs in the industry.

    “Their particular vulnerabilities, such as language barriers, add a layer of complexity when something goes wrong.”

    Translation: cheaper to throw away.

    I hope she is able to find her (new) way.

  • luigi nonono says:

    It was not an insult, conducting would be a viable way for her to continue as a musician, perhaps the best, if she has the um, chops, for it.