By Anonymous - 17/10/2021 08:01
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Wow, didn't expect this many comments. I talked to my boss about it today. The coworker had actually lodged a complaint, but conveniently forgot to mention the whole thing about a lighter that looks like a gun. He doesn't work there anymore. The main reason I thought I was going to lose my job was that he had worked there for a lot longer than I had. I've been there less than a year. I was worried that he could have said anything he wanted and I'd end up with the shit end of the stick just because I was new. As for whether or not I over reacted, maybe I could have taken a moment to analyze the situation, but it's not like he was trying to take my wallet or telling me to do anything. He silently pointed a "gun" at me. The last time I spoke to him I had said to him was that his English sucked and he shouldn't be teaching (I work at an ESL institute). The next time I saw him, gun in the face. I asked a cop friend from the states about it, he said if someone pointed that at him they'd get shot.
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Don't listen to anyone telling you that you deserve it. They just think they could react calmly in a situation like it's some sort of movie where they can dodge a bullet and face danger down, maybe throw in a cool line like Dirty Harry telling the guy about the gun he's holding and tell him something like, "You couldn't hit a, etcetera." He pulled something out on you like it was a gun. It was shaped like a gun. Guns come in all sizes - some smaller than a credit card. Just tell your co-worker and boss that you have no hard feelings, and at the end of the day, he's the one with the bruised body.
yea, in the movies you get shot a dozen times and live if you are important enough to the script... Good on the OP for having the reflexes and balls. Also that will teach the co-worker. Call me uptight, but do not joke around with "guns" like this...you do it to the wrong person (IE: a veteran, a police officer, anyone who has been in a real life or death situation) and reflexes are likely to take over...the co-worker is lucky he didnt get his shit rocked even harder; you do this to someone else and he might end up with a broken arm or worse.
#61 so true! Who the hell pulls a prank that stupid, seriously. The idiot co-worker was lucky he didn't end up with broken bones, and it's totally unfair for the OP to get in trouble for this. The co-worker should be the one fired for inadmissible behavior at work.
Yeah, I agree. Who the hell "jokes" around with a gun? That's just dumb. I honestly can't believe that you would be the one who gets into trouble in this situation. I mean what do they want you to do? Put up your hands in resignation and get shot in the face? I mean really, what you did was really quite brave and ballsy. You have my admiration sir. If they fire you then you should sue for wrongful termination or some shit (if you can, IDK about laws in Tiawan)
Almost everyone plays around with guns. For example, my brother bought some airsoft guns (which hurt and sting pretty bad) and he shot me in the thigh because I wouldn't let him on the PS3. And then there's always things like paintball and hunting, although I guess you don't PLAY with guns while hunting because it's more serious. Anyways, OP will be a hero one day and he seems like a badass mofo, I give him internet props.
I would have reacted the same as the OP. School and Workplace shootings DO happen and they're an extremely serious matter. When a co-worker pulls a stupid stunt like that then people go into survival mode, the OP felt threatened and defended himself and anyone else close by.
Lose your job over it? He should lose his job for pulling such an immature prank at work.