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    I was made at work.... Crap

    OOPS.....

    AAAHHHH.... Ok I must have slipped up today at some point. I know I was helping several people at there desks and bent over a few times but I'm super careful to make sure I don't print/show.

    So here is what happened....

    About 30 mins or so I stepped out to the break room to get a soda. I was walking back to my desk when the girl that sits behind me comes up to me and whispers "Just so you know someone saw your gun today". That caught me a little off guard and without thinking I asked "who". Normally I'd just deny it. Well, she would not tell me just wanted me to know. Then are conversation went like this:

    Me: that person is not freak'n out are they?
    Her: umm.. that person is a little uncomfortable...
    Me: ok well, let that person know that I normally leave it in the truck but was running late from running errands at lunch so I just left it on. And if that person doesn't know I'm all legal
    Her: do u think I should mention it? or leave it alone?
    Me: well, if you let me know who it is I'd like to talk to them. Just explain everything maybe put there mind at ease
    Her: ok
    Me: So who was it?
    Her: I dunno.. will let u know
    Me: ok
    Her: that person seems cool

    I really think itís her. Almost everyone else in the group is very gun friendly and must own a firearm. Oh did I mention this was the same person that thought my wallpaper picture of my Kimber was graphic!?!?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimberPB View Post
    OOPS.....

    AAAHHHH.... Ok I must have slipped up today at some point. I know I was helping several people at there desks and bent over a few times but I'm super careful to make sure I don't print/show.

    So here is what happened....

    About 30 mins or so I stepped out to the break room to get a soda. I was walking back to my desk when the girl that sits behind me comes up to me and whispers "Just so you know someone saw your gun today". That caught me a little off guard and without thinking I asked "who". Normally I'd just deny it. Well, she would not tell me just wanted me to know. Then are conversation went like this:

    Me: that person is not freak'n out are they?
    Her: umm.. that person is a little uncomfortable...
    Me: ok well, let that person know that I normally leave it in the truck but was running late from running errands at lunch so I just left it on. And if that person doesn't know I'm all legal
    Her: do u think I should mention it? or leave it alone?
    Me: well, if you let me know who it is I'd like to talk to them. Just explain everything maybe put there mind at ease
    Her: ok
    Me: So who was it?
    Her: I dunno.. will let u know
    Me: ok
    Her: that person seems cool

    I really think itís her. Almost everyone else in the group is very gun friendly and must own a firearm. Oh did I mention this was the same person that thought my wallpaper picture of my Kimber was graphic!?!?!

    She was checking ya out, then got a very unplesant surprise! From what you described, it sounds like she's the one. Kind of the "my friend".... type scenarios.

    Hope she doesn't go run off and tell anyone, and if she does, I sure hope that your company policy doesn't forbid it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock Fan View Post
    She was checking ya out, then got a very unplesant surprise! From what you described, it sounds like she's the one. Kind of the "my friend".... type scenarios.

    Hope she doesn't go run off and tell anyone, and if she does, I sure hope that your company policy doesn't forbid it.



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    Well, thats the thing. Our old company said no illegal weapons alowed at work but we were bought recently by a bank and the corp policy now says no weapons. So we'll see how it plays out.
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    I had the same thing happen to me once when I worked in a corporate type setting of an office. The policy was hazy at best but the Boss was somewhat of a "I see nothing" kind of guy who was a gun owner, but there was a lib in the office who was "offended" by guns. I ended up keeping it low key. I went to a smaller pocket carry 38 snubby or a Wather PPK 380, and kept the 1911 in my briefcase. I bought a concealed carry briefcase with a hidden draw pocket, just for the occassion. Keeping your gun a secret is a full time job when you work somewhere everyday. Sometimes you have to lower the profile to "comply" with the atmosphere at work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911 Headbanger View Post
    I had the same thing happen to me once when I worked in a corporate type setting of an office. The policy was hazy at best but the Boss was somewhat of a "I see nothing" kind of guy who was a gun owner, but there was a lib in the office who was "offended" by guns. I ended up keeping it low key. I went to a smaller pocket carry 38 snubby or a Wather PPK 380, and kept the 1911 in my briefcase. I bought a concealed carry briefcase with a hidden draw pocket, just for the occassion. Keeping your gun a secret is a full time job when you work somewhere everyday. Sometimes you have to lower the profile to "comply" with the atmosphere at work.
    yep very true! I have a few other options. . I may just start carrying my P3AT on my ankle. I just feel much more comfortable with my Kimber! Maybe I'll carry the XD in my day planner.
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    She still will not tell me who but did tell me that it didn't show. I leaned over to help someone at their desk and the grip printed. This person then leaned over and said "Oh my he's got his gun on him." Pointing to were it was printing.
    "When Government fears the people, it's liberty. When people fear the Government, it's tyranny."
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    Best of luck with this. If your company policy now states no weapons you could find yourself instantly fired for carrying. Florida law still gives absolute right to control of weapons on the premise to the employer with no recourse for the employee.

    Good luck, but if it were me, I would immediately stop carrying a full size weapon and at least go to something pocketable.

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    I got my CC permit in April and have played out this scenerio in my mind. I work for a VERY large national company with a "no wepons" policy. They actually recently sent out a mass email to all employees as a "required online course". It was a video and online class entitled, "Surviving an active shooter in the work place".

    The video starts with an armed employee walking into their office obviously armed and angry. The receptionist sees him walk past and calls to him, he ignores. He walks into a large office cubicle area and as the camera pans away, you hear "POP- POP- POP". The workers are all shown dumbfounded and in shock. The narrator then basicly instructs the viewer to crawl into a room, under a desk, call 911, turn off the cell and lights and wait to die.

    I was so pissed off by the gull of this video teaching my coworkers to be victims that I sent an email to my boss! In it, I spelled out how that same scenerio would have played out if our company policy didn't require us to be victims. I was factual and professional but refused to let my company off the hook on this one.

    He never replied to my email and the last time I saw him, his one line response was, "what do you want me to do with that email"? I told him to make it so I can be armed with more than a prayer and a cell phone should something like this happen at our office. He only smirked and said, "ain't gonna happen".

    I'm currently waiting for my S&W J frame to arrive and seriously considering carry at work. The thought of either situation is alarming. Would suck to be found out, but would suck much more to find myself under a desk waiting to die!

    It's so frustating trying to educate the public on this subject after their brains have been turned to Jello by the media. Like the saying goes, "you can't fix stupid, stupid is forever".-Ron White
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    Quote Originally Posted by prplflh71 View Post

    I was so pissed off by the gull of this video teaching my coworkers to be victims that I sent an email to my boss! In it, I spelled out how that same scenerio would have played out if our company policy didn't require us to be victims. I was factual and professional but refused to let my company off the hook on this one.

    He never replied to my email and the last time I saw him, his one line response was, "what do you want me to do with that email"? I told him to make it so I can be armed with more than a prayer and a cell phone should something like this happen at our office. He only smirked and said, "ain't gonna happen".
    Your supervisor does not have the authority to really do anything other than enforce the rules on you.. The e-mail should go to HR. (If you choose it to go there)
    They are likely to do nothing but respond with the existing company policy.. This put you in two positions..
    1) You have been told that you can't bring your weapon to work, which is the rule anywayz
    2) I would keep a copy of the response at home, then in the unlikely event anything ever happens and you get hurt or killed, then the company can be sued..

    Sorry you are very unlikely to get your company to budge on this one, so the point is somewhat moot, except if something happens..

    What really pisses me off about this is 1) someone made and 2) is making lots of money on this HR film you had to watch..

    You may want to bring this to the NRA's attention, and see if they want to either take up the cause, or make their own professional film.. Just another thought.

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    Seems to me, that if you aren't supposed to be carrying at work, you should either not carry, find another job, or be prepared to accept the consequences if it suddenly became public knowledge that you were carrying.

    Integrity is non-negotiable.
    I have become more optimistic, and now believe that things could get worse.


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