This is America

By ChiefKoala - 20/10/2019 22:00

Today, it will be the third time since moving to this area that I will have to call out of work because of gunshots heard nearby, police looking for someone and advising us to stay indoors. FML
I agree, your life sucks 1 642
You deserved it 229

Same thing different taste

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myfridge 5

As someone who lives about 2 miles from an area like that. How did you not know what you were moving into? Like it's time to move out of there to a better area, or just go to work anyway. Pretty sure your job isn't going to keep letting you call out over this

Traveling_Book 9

I’m surprised your employer accepts that as an excuse. I’d figure most would just guess you were lying and give you the boot.

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ThatOneLonelyAsian 31

if i lived in America I'd use that as an excuse so many times

myfridge 5

As someone who lives about 2 miles from an area like that. How did you not know what you were moving into? Like it's time to move out of there to a better area, or just go to work anyway. Pretty sure your job isn't going to keep letting you call out over this

You must have moved to a gun free zone...

Just get your own AR-15 and shoot the other shooters.

Without protection that is how weak gun free Or gun control zones are.

Traveling_Book 9

I’m surprised your employer accepts that as an excuse. I’d figure most would just guess you were lying and give you the boot.

Assuming you have a car, there isn't really a reason why you can't go to work. Invest in tinted windows if you're worried. If you're relying on walking + public transportation, that does suck. I get to the bus by walking past the row of shops that has been shot up numerous times over the years I've lived here. After a while you won't bat an eye.