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Old 11-29-2010, 04:05 AM   #1
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I have a question. Would you carry at work even if you are not supposed to. What if you had to use it? Would it better to have it anyway than to need it and not have it? What is you thoughts? I have a security job at a college.
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:47 AM   #2
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Well if they were packing at the college in virginia,maybe alot would be alive

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Your title should have been...Your job or your life.

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Your job is your job. If you don't like policy then find another job that agrees with you more. I don't see any reason someone can't have a weapon in their vehicle or even on their person concealed as long as it does not interfere with work but I'm not your boss and I don't pay you. We're not on our time we're on our employers and that means following their rules weather we like it or not. The other options are to look for employment elsewhere.

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Old 11-29-2010, 10:17 AM   #5
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your thought is problematic; loosing your rights to conceal carry, going to jail, spending $$$$$$$$ untold lose in wage earnings. All to protect your life.

Were you working around me; in a ''no firearm zone''; ? were I to learn; what becomes my responsibility.

A real can of worms.

Lots of lives, wage earning ability, can be violated, on both sides of the coin

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The employer sets wages, hours and working conditions. You have accepted them if you take a job. I work for a large corporation that says I cannot carry at work. I leave my handgun in the car. In spite of Florida's stance on allowing guns in your car at your place of employment, I keep quiet about it. I may be able to prevent a firing from sticking, but they could certainly make my life more miserable then I could theirs.

Personally I don't think it would ever be a problem with the permitted people carrying in our office. In fact it might stop those who would bring a pistol and start a problem from being successful. However I work for a German company, and they don't want guns in the office.

If I thought it was a huge problem I would leave this job for another. Of course there are not a lot of "others" out there.

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I have done so. And was fired for it.

In the beginning, it was not stated in the employee handbook.
A coworker took the NRA basic pistol safety class with me and knew from class conversation that I intended to carry...as did she.

Later on, she did not end up carrying, but she also would not keep her mouth shut about the fact that I did.
Corporate re-wrote the handbook.

Making trips to the bank with large amounts of cash and closing up at night to walk across a dark parking lot alone...I chose to still carry whether the policy changed or not.

I needed that job, but not at the expense of my own well-being.

I have a better job now anyway...and they encourage open carry.

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I have done so. And was fired for it.

In the beginning, it was not stated in the employee handbook.
A coworker took the NRA basic pistol safety class with me and knew from class conversation that I intended to carry...as did she.

Later on, she did not end up carrying, but she also would not keep her mouth shut about the fact that I did.
Corporate re-wrote the handbook.

Making trips to the bank with large amounts of cash and closing up at night to walk across a dark parking lot alone...I chose to still carry whether the policy changed or not.

I needed that job, but not at the expense of my own well-being.

I have a better job now anyway...and they encourage open carry.
Thanks for the replies, I need this job so I think I will abide by the rules. But at least keep in my truck.
Mike
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I'm in a line of work that absolutely forbids carrying of guns as a condition of my employment. I won't cross that line, period. I love what I do and there is NO employer that would allow me to carry at work.

In security, your situation is a bit different. If you are legally carrying (but breaking your rules of employment) you may actually behave slightly differently in a tense situation because you know you have that fall-back position. Meaning, you may actually escalate situations just because you are packing, even if you don't plan to before hand.

Your employer wants unarmed security because they have made certain calculations concerning liability. If you are carrying, and then use the gun during your work time, not only are you liable, but your employer takes on the liability.

I agree with others: if you don't like the conditions of your employment, change your employment.

Carry TO work. Lock it in your car. Work. Carry FROM work.

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I work on a military station. No firearms are allowed on the Federal Reservation except by Security. After observing their "exercises" and seeing how they handle their weapons, I am a little worried about how much "security" they provide.

No, I will not carry to work or at work, but I am employed.

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