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  1. #21

    Cool

    Going back to Holio4's original question, he was unsure what he could or couldn't do so he threw it out for discussion. He seems to feel that he has reason to want to carry on the job. That being the case, go to his employer and ask for permission and give him all the pertinent reasons to back up his request. If the employer says no, that is the end of the problem. If you continue to carry, you are probably going to lose your job, written policy or not. If you give valid reasons and give the employer the opportunity to say yes, you are ahead of the game and still gainfully employed. There are a lot of "guard house lawyers" on here who have that "in your face attitude" who will freely advise you to do things that they themselves wouldn't do. I always took my pistol to work and left it in my car and never felt the need to keep it on my person. Just be careful what advice you take when your job could be at stake. As for the supervisor's role, obviously some people haven't the slightest idea what his job responsibilities are and the allegiance he owes to his employer. Apparently he does since he is the supervisor.

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  3. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by mhankins View Post
    How did the superviser know you were carrying?
    To me,having a concealed weapon means to keep it concealed.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lavon View Post
    Speaking of which...not trying to sound negative/cynical just a realist...Just how many co-workers, of your handful of trust-worthy co-workers, do you think know? Never assume even your best buddy will keep a secret. It's Concealed Carry for a reason...only the carrier should know.
    mhankins... in short, he found out because I was printing, he asked, and i'm too damn honest.... ultimately my mistake.
    Lavon... I know and trust 4 of 15 employees and word hasn't made it to the higher ups for 2 years, but I am learning that it's best to keep it completely on the DL.
    And to both..... Minnesota has a permit to carry, the law doesn't require you to conceal, but I don't open carry except on certain private property.

  4. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by Oldgrunt View Post
    Going back to Holio4's original question, he was unsure what he could or couldn't do so he threw it out for discussion. He seems to feel that he has reason to want to carry on the job. That being the case, go to his employer and ask for permission and give him all the pertinent reasons to back up his request.
    As for the supervisor's role, obviously some people haven't the slightest idea what his job responsibilities are and the allegiance he owes to his employer. Apparently he does since he is the supervisor.
    Yes, that was my reason for posting oldgrunt.
    We are a small company with 4 people in the office, me in the warehouse/field, and about 15 union bricklayers/tenders/laborers in the field.
    The f'd up part of it all is that the "supervisor" was hired 3 weeks ago, just above me, to support me in the warehouse. He just has a few more skills and experience than I do. Therefor he is who I report to now instead of the vice pres. of the Co.

    Last season we had about 8-10 quadplexes we were doing various work on throughout the summer. I would end up delivering materials/equipment to most of these sites a couple to sometimes 5 times a week. Every one of these sites were in the WORST part of North Minneapolis. Most of these buildings were only half occupied by tennants.

    One morning, one of our bricklayers showed up on site for his 3rd day there at 6 AM. The police and detectives were still there investigating a shooting that happened in the building earlier that morning. Honestly it didn't surprize me when I heard about it knowing the "hood" it was in. So, if and when I speak with the owner about carrying on the job, that is one excellent point to bring up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holio4 View Post
    ......snipped for brevity...

    Last season we had about 8-10 quadplexes we were doing various work on throughout the summer. I would end up delivering materials/equipment to most of these sites a couple to sometimes 5 times a week. Every one of these sites were in the WORST part of North Minneapolis. Most of these buildings were only half occupied by tennants.

    One morning, one of our bricklayers showed up on site for his 3rd day there at 6 AM. The police and detectives were still there investigating a shooting that happened in the building earlier that morning. Honestly it didn't surprize me when I heard about it knowing the "hood" it was in. So, if and when I speak with the owner about carrying on the job, that is one excellent point to bring up.
    Hmmm....tricky situation...I just want to wish you luck. Maybe you have nothing really to worry about. You know what to do so do it. You are in my prayers -- maybe you need it, hopefully you won't.
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  6. #25

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    Holio4: Given the situation as you stated it, you may indeed have a valid reason for carrying a weapon and, if I were your employer, I would probably go along with it. It is your decision to make and I wish you well. Given those same circumstances, I would want to carry also.

  7. Why doesn't the supervisor take it up with the owner or senior management? Sounds like you are being thrown under the bus.
    Jason
    Michigan

  8. #27

    Carry @ work

    I'd like to know the outcome of this situation.

  9. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by GURR View Post
    I'd like to know the outcome of this situation.
    I would too. Give us the skinny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treo View Post
    If one person knows you carry everyone knows you carry. So, you kinda screwed the pooch on that one. I don't discuss concealed carry at work and if some one asks me I recite the company policy verbatim from the handbook and change the subject.
    Agreed. You can't keep a secret between three people in a room. If one person knows then everyone knows. If you decide to continue to carry against company policy you may risk your job. And the economy isn't very good. The employer can easily post a sign and then it's company policy. Can't avise you on what to do other than keep quiet about guns in the workplace, PERIOD. You must realize that some people are afraid of guns for no reason. Personally? I'd rather keep the job so I'd lock her in the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1 View Post
    Please don't feed the Brady bunch.
    I thought that was Alice's job.

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