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Fair warning! If you're gonna take off from work, don't do anything heroic!

Forget your last "cool" vacation story: Paul Marshallsea picked up a 6-ft shark by the tail at an Australian beach because it was swimming near children playing in the shallows. Hero, right? Well, it turns out he was on sick leave, possibly paid, from a children's charity in Britain. So, they fired him for being around the world on vacation when he said he was sick. Villain, right? Well, the reason he went on sick leave from the Pant and Dowlais Boys and Girls Club was for stress after working there seven days a week. Ok, but Australia? He says his doctor recommended it for the stress. This is exhausting. Remember how he wrestled a shark to save kids? Still awesome.

Sources: Redditor ShinNakashima | The Independent