It's hard to speculate as to what prompted one Broome County employee to reportedly make a formal complaint to the county's personnel department requesting pay for a lost lunch hour on April 3--the day of the Binghamton, N.Y., shootings.
The Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin reports the employee, who was among those confined to their offices during the shootings, made the complaint last week. The worker would not comment on the situation other than to say it was, essentially, private.
The complaint was turned down. The confinement did not violate his contract or state labor laws, according to the director of the personnel department.