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Heavy Metal addiction?

heavy-metalI wonder if my employer would pay for my heavy metal addiction…

A Swedish heavy metal fan has had his musical preferences officially classified as a disability. The results of a psychological analysis enable the metal lover to supplement his income with state benefits.
Roger Tullgren, 42, from Hässleholm in southern Sweden has just started working part time as a dishwasher at a local restaurant.
Because heavy metal dominates so many aspects of his life, the Employment Service has agreed to pay part of Tullgren’s salary. His new boss meanwhile has given him a special dispensation to play loud music at work.
“I have been trying for ten years to get this classified as a handicap,” Tullgren told The Local.
“I spoke to three psychologists and they finally agreed that I needed this to avoid being discriminated against.”
Roger Tullgren first developed an interest in heavy metal when his older brother came home with a Black Sabbath album in 1971.
Since then little else has mattered for the 42-year-old, who has long black hair, a collection of tattoos and wears skull and crossbones jewelry. (more...)


2 responses

  1. Waste water Heavy metals (mercury and lead) Toxic metal salts (tin and copper etc) which can create dioxin problems. Musical

    June 29, 2009 at 1:30 am

  2. Dang
    I just spent ages typing a long comment, but when I tried to send it my FireFox did something really weird.
    Did it come though or should I retype it all again?

    April 19, 2010 at 6:03 am

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