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Old 08-27-2009, 04:37 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Gojubrian View Post
Weapons aren't even allowed on the property where I work, not even in the car. That's great...... but, ccw is allowed in Arkansas, I work the overnight shift, and the 'security gates' are stuck open alot of times. It's in a bad part of the city as well. Just lovely, I guess I'll scream and throw stuff at bad guys......
My pervious job was like that. If you had a weapon in your car you would immediately lose your job. The place I work now is the same way but they lease their office so they can't say anything as long as it stays in my car.
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Old 08-28-2009, 12:18 AM   #12
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But...1911 can get you another job. 911 may be too late to allow you to keep the job.

But if I don't have a job I can't buy or feed a 1911. AHHH, it's such a vicious cycle. Why can't men like George Washington be president? Then we wouldn't have all these problems...
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:53 AM   #13
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My husband works at a dealership. One of the most wonderful salesman I have ever met almost lost his life a few years ago. There was a young man who wanted to test drive a vehicle. So the salesman took him out, they got a few blocks away when the *customer* turned to the salesmen and slashed him repeatedly with a knife, all while our friend was begging and pleading for his life and to be let go, for a possesion (the car) that wasn't even his. Finally the *customer* slowed down enough so our friend could get out. He had been cut and required a lot of stitches, and now wears a full beard to cover the scars, he was about 1/4 inch from losing his life. I wish they would change the company rules to allow the employees to carry. My husband would, and I know a few of the other employees would. I am really over the "it can't happen here" mentality

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Old 08-28-2009, 12:06 PM   #14
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Jess, come on over to the Introduction thread and let us know about yourself. Glad to have you.

Luckily I'm a tech and don't deal with the public too much and haven't PO'd anyone off too bad in the last few years.
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Old 08-30-2009, 04:16 AM   #15
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I owned my own busines for years and had a simple policy, you can carry as long as it was consealed. An employee who carried to work use to put his pistol in his tool box and one day it came up missing. I had all employees go to the lunch room and explained the situation and asked if someone had taken the pistol to leave it in the open where it could be found. Then I asked all employees to take the next half hour to go look for the firearm. The pistol wasn't found so I called the local police to report the theft. The employee who lost the pistol couldn't supply a serial number and didn't have a consealed premit. I told the police he wasn't carring consealed just moved it from his car to his tool box for safe keeping.

I never knew if someone stole the pistol or if the employee had made up the theft. I paid the employee for the reasonable value of the pistol and put in place a no firearm policy unless you had a consealed license, the firearm was consealed or secured and included in your employee file (including the serial number of the firearm). I also explained that any future loss would be considered like the policy for other personal property, you are responsible to secure it and it isn't the companies responsibility.
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Old 09-24-2009, 03:10 AM   #16
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These things are hard to decide.I have never held a "public" job for more than a year, so I really have never had to decide between what i Know in my heart is right, and what I disagree strongly with. I also believe that it is wrong for a "woman to usurp authority over a man.." and have never worked under a female supervisor for more than a day or two.

With the socialism our current administration in washington is forcing on us all, I may not be able to work for myself much longer. Just the requiremnet to purchase health insurance alone would be a tremendous burden.(I still depend on God to heal me. Read the Book of James) It is much the same about carrying wher i know i legally can't. I need the income from my instructor's certification to make ends meet. I know what is right, I am forced to abide by stupid laws in order to keep my "job". Quite a hard descision sometimes.
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:06 PM   #17
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I am one of the fortunate ones. My new boss asked me the first day if I carried. I said not right now as it was locked in my car. He asked why because he was carrying two. I love this place!
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