Got Surprised at Work

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by Robert NC, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. Robert NC

    Robert NC New Member

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    Had my pistol in at work today. Locked it in my tool box til lunch. Carried it out to the car so I could get a holster at the gun shop. Came back from Lunch and the Service Manager asked if I was carrying. Told him no that the guns were locked in the car (Within sight of my work bays). He told me good that some people don't have the same sense of humor that he and I do. Turns out we aren't supposed to have a weapon at work, even CCW. I goofed because I let one of the managers above the service manager see me walk out. Oh well. Can see the reason no weapons in the work place with some of the loonies that work there. Learned a lesson on that one.
     
  2. rifleman1

    rifleman1 New Member

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    i've been pretty lucky my boss don't mind if i carry at work as long as i don't brandish it.
     

  3. BILLYBOB44

    BILLYBOB44 New Member

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    Been there-done that.

    I, like you have CCW (For over 30years) in this state. I unlike you DO store my small carry gun in my tool box during work hours. They do have written policy in the handbook about weapons. To be locked in car in employee parking lot. My .32acp. will stay in my tool box until told not to. No Mgr. has any idea that it is there, and that is fine with me.;)
     
  4. Robert NC

    Robert NC New Member

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    They'll never see it again I am sure oof that
     
  5. SGT-MILLER

    SGT-MILLER New Member

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    Glad to hear that they were at least cool about it.
     
  6. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Weapons aren't even allowed on the property where I work, not even in the car. That's great...... :mad: 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...... :p
     
  7. feedsasquatch

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    I'm about to get my licence in the mail (3-4 weeks) and have yet to decide if I'm going to keep it on me at work or not. Technically, it's against company policy. If a big enough fuss was made about it, I could probably get fired. But what good is a gun in my car, if some cold-blooded killer comes into my store guns-a-blazing? Oh, that's right, I'm supposed to remain calm, and call 911, not 1911...
     
  8. Shotgun Shooter

    Shotgun Shooter New Member

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    But 1911 does what you want it to do. Unlike 911. Plus, 911 is alot slower.

    S.S.
     
  9. feedsasquatch

    feedsasquatch New Member

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    Yes, but if I rely on 911, and not 1911 I get to keep my job. Unless, of course, no one knows that I rely on 1911 and not 911, until the day that it's needed...
     
  10. Shotgun Shooter

    Shotgun Shooter New Member

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    But...1911 can get you another job. 911 may be too late to allow you to keep the job.

    S.S.
     
  11. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    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.
     
  12. feedsasquatch

    feedsasquatch New Member

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    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...
     
  13. Jess

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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

    Stay safe

    Jess
     
  14. Robert NC

    Robert NC New Member

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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.
     
  15. WDB

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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.
     
  16. docmagnum357

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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.
     
  17. Largestal

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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!