Five weirdest stories of job hate

Number 1: "Man stabs himself rather than go to work at Blockbuster: Understandable!"

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Here's how we wrote about this bizarre event on an early November Tuesday in 2009:
At about 6:30 p.m. on Monday night, Aaron Siebers reported that he'd been stabbed in Edgewater by "three skinheads or Hispanic males dressed in black" who tried to rob him. Trouble is, a surveillance video from a business where this alleged attack supposedly took place didn't show anything like what Siebers described. So the cops interviewed him again -- and this time, he reportedly admitted that he stabbed himself rather than go to work at a Sheridan Boulevard Blockbuster.

An insanity defense wouldn't seem like the best way to go for Siebers when fighting the false-reporting charge he faces, since everyone with a job at Blockbuster probably dreams of stabbing himself on occasion, making it a totally logical impulse. Then again, maybe Siebers could argue that a sane man would have turned a blade on himself a lot sooner than he did. Either way, we're pulling for him.

Don't know what happened to Siebers -- but we know what happened to most of the Blockbusters in the Denver area, and around the country. Call it Aaron's revenge.

More from our Business archive: "Photos: 300 Blockbusters closing in weeks, no word yet how many in Colorado."

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Vince Miller
Vince Miller

I work retail and a former coworker hated her job so much she would routinely defecate into Ralph Lauren polo shirts and fold them neatly and put them back on the table


The only "weird" story was the self-stabbing incident.  All the other ones are just stealing and being intoxicated and driving your car into the building.  Oh and the dumb bomb threat.  Not all that "weird".

Justin Jones
Justin Jones

My buddy taped a stink bomb under the leg of a chair and then left for the day. Then someone else sat down on the chair breaking the bomb. It was April fools day but then the stink got into the Hvac system and cleared the entire building. Pretty funny, and he hated working there!

Mitch Siff
Mitch Siff

Back in NY, someone on their last day, placed several eggs with pin holes in the suspended ceiling in the executive offices. Weeks later they had this horrific smell, which they couldn't find the source of. LOL

Chivas Rivas
Chivas Rivas

say how much they hate the job, but still stay at that job

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