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Old 04-30-2012, 07:44 PM   #11
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I picked up a part time job at a certain retail store to make some extra cash on the side. After 4 days on the job I'm getting promoted to a manager position which is nice but the problem is the company's firearm policy. Right now the job is part time and I don't need the money but with my full time job being a contract position I can walk in one day and it could be my last so it's nice to have a backup job so to speak. So my dilemma is do a carry or not? If I do and I'm caught I could lose the job. What would you do if you were in the same situation?
It's not like it's essential, as a belt to hold up one's trousers. I have a Nano Vault car safe. That's where I leave mine when entering workplace.
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I have a similar problem. I live 40 miles from where I work, I drive through one of the worst areas in the State, and I work at a place where it is a felony to carry. The law says I can't have one in my car either.......

I work around that by pooling with my wife and leaving my carry gun in her car. At work I feel naked, but you do what you have to do. I am still armed, just not with a firearm.

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Evaluate the situation at work, is it a rough part of town or a mild to semi retirement area. The value of the job as a back up is also a factor, do they have posted signs or not, where in the company policy is the gun ban listed.

Now for the other part, how well does your gun conceal?????? How likely are you to be made? It might be time for a pocket gun or a gun safe in the office. I would think thru all of your options and decide what is right for you. Good luck.

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I don't carry even in my car to and from work. Just not worth the risk of the job I love. I actually fear more walking around my nice neighborhood, then in my employers parking lot.

WRT retail, remember, the employer has chosen the risk of not hiring armed guards over the loss cash due to a robbery. It's not your money, it's not even the employers money, it belongs to the insurance company.

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I always have mine with me or in my car when I'm at work.

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Maybe the boss would pitch in on a kevlar vest? If not, keep it concealed and hope you don't need it. IMO

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I have a similar problem. I live 40 miles from where I work, I drive through one of the worst areas in the State, and I work at a place where it is a felony to carry. The law says I can't have one in my car either.......

I work around that by pooling with my wife and leaving my carry gun in her car. At work I feel naked, but you do what you have to do. I am still armed, just not with a firearm.

Unless you work for a prison then I suppose you cannot have firearm in car. But nowhere else does the law of Florida state you cannot have a firearm in your car.
From my understanding of law you can have one but must be either in holster concealed, or/and in glove compartment.
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Unless you work for a prison then I suppose you cannot have firearm in car. But nowhere else does the law of Florida state you cannot have a firearm in your car.
From my understanding of law you can have one but must be either in holster concealed, or/and in glove compartment.
I work at a University. About the same rules as a prison. There is disagreement about the technical issue of in the car; I don't want to be the test case.
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I've carried on most jobs I've had, regardless of company policy. But, most jobs I've had my biggest concern had to do with critters, and not the two legged kind. The only civilian job I've had where I wished I actually was armed, was the only one I can think of that I DIDN'T carry (securitas, contracted to cisco systems) I'm not packing right now because I haven't yet picked up a good IWB for my 1911, nor have I gotten a Louisiana permit. My MS is good here, but I'd rather have one issued in the state because I'm currently living here. I DO carry everywhere else though, just not here at the car dealership.

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It actually states in the employee hand book that you can't have a Weapon on the premise to include the parking lot. I'm going to carry a couple times with one of the lenient supervisors on duty and if nothing is said then I'll carry every time I work or at least in the car as some tasks may be a pain to carry out while carrying, like working on a battery.

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