Just Shoot Me

Police detectives in Franklin County, Washington say a man had his friend shoot him in the shoulder so he wouldn’t have to go to work.  Daniel Kuch initially told deputies he’d been the victim of a drive-by shooting.  But when his story details didn’t quite add up, he admitted that he had asked his friend to shoot him so he could avoid work and a scheduled drug test.  Now the friend has been arrested for investigation of reckless endangerment.  And Kuch is expected to be charged with false reporting. 

Somehow that doesn’t seem to be a very brilliant plan.  What ever happened to just pretending to be sick.  I know lots of people who call in when they really just plan to go fishing or need to take the car in for an oil change.  This dude is definitely over the edge. 

So he has the obvious pain of a gunshot wound, medical bills and charges of false reporting.  How do you suppose his employer is handling this information?  I suspect that an end result will be losing his job anyway.

Moral of the Story:  if you hate your job enough to take a bullet instead of having to show up for work, maybe it’s time to start a new job search.

See the story clip here:  shooting-friend.doc

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2 Responses to “Just Shoot Me”

  1. Taylor Nursing Scrubs Says:

    As crazy as it sounds I almost understand exactly what was going through that guys head. Now I have to admit that I would definitely “wimp out” long before a gun got involved; but I can remember dreading work EVERY morning. Almost anything would have been preferable than going to the job that I hated.

    Happily I can now truly say that I love my work. Even if I hit the lottery I would still probably keep working, just because I enjoy it. Thanks for all your help!

  2. Michael Says:

    I was almost that guy!

    I was 17 at the time, with a job I absolutely hated. I wanted to leave after a few weeks, but couldn’t stand the thought of being a “quitter”.

    One day before going into work, I thought to myself, “I should just take that old pistol my uncle left to us, and shoot myself in the toe. How bad could it really hurt?”. Well…

    30 years later, I realize I would have just been “shooting myself in the foot”. I’ve since gone on to have much more meaningful and profitable work

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