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.
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