Roger Tullgren, a 42 year-old from Hässleholm, Sweden is no ordinary man. As a matter of fact he happens to be the luckiest metal head in the world. This dude was able to get the music he digs classified as a disability and therefor able to receive state benefits! No shit! Another bonus…the employment service there in Sweden will be paying part of this guy’s salary PLUS his boss his going to be hookin him up with special privilidges to play his metal 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.”
“I signed a form saying: ‘Roger feels compelled to show his heavy metal style. This puts him in a difficult situation on the labour market. Therefore he needs extra financial help’. So now I can turn up at a job interview dressed in my normal clothes and just hand the interviewers this piece of paper,” he said.
The manager at his new workplace allows him to go to concerts as long as he makes up for lost time at a later point. He is also allowed to dress as he likes and listen to heavy metal while washing up.
“Some might say that I should grow up and learn to listen to other types of music but I can’t. Heavy metal is my lifestyle,” he said.