Most of us are losing about $30-$40 a day because of the new low payrates and no one was happy about it.
Throughout the morning and afternoon, many of us were making offhand remarks such as "I'm going to kill myself." "I'm going to throw myself in front of a bus."
When we came back from second break, I said "It's days like these that make me understand why people shoot up their workplace." I saw a girl's face, then added, "Not that I would ever do that."
Apparently someone who heard that took that as a threat and went to management. I was asked to pick up my things, turn in my badge and escorted out of the building.
Before they kicked me out, I was told whoever reported me claimed I said, "It's days like these that make me want to go home and get a gun and shoot up the place." Or something. So I told our department head exactly what I said, and those around me who heard what I said.
So, I'm on paid leave pending investigation. I guess I'll submit my resume for new jobs while I'm sitting at home since I'll probably get fired or something for that.
I said I was going to jump off a cliff, but that doesn't mean I'm gonna do it! Holy fuck! I don't even own a gun or any firearms/explosive devices!! Wait, I own a box of matches and a lighter, but that's about it.
This is bullshit and I'm so mad about it! How do I get myself into these things? O