Sounds like a good time to get another job.......
This is a discussion on Breaking the rules, Carrying at work. within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have been though an armed robbery at my current job. I work in a retail auto parts store. Two black males, both with guns, ...
I have been though an armed robbery at my current job. I work in a retail auto parts store. Two black males, both with guns, faces covered, and wearing gloves. They ran up from the side of the store bordering an open lot. I had one customer in the store at the time (one other co-worker too). One watched the door while the other came behind the counter. I gave him the cash in my drawer and they left.
While compliance is always suggested, it still bothers me that I am expected to be submissive to these criminal pieces of $#!+. My customer, my coworker, and myself were simply lucky that these a$$#ol$ didn't choose to kill us all. In that exact moment these a--#*les I don't know and don't trust, are the ones in control and making choices.
That event motivated me to go ahead and make my first gun purchase. I already had my permit and knew what I wanted but I was saving my money until I could make an outright purchase.
My company policy also states employees are not allowed to have weapons of any kind and prohibits all weapons in general unless its law enforcement. Where the hell was that policy the night we were robbed? Its didn't jump out of its book and inform those armed robbers that they can't have guns here. They didn't care about the company policy and armed robbers could care less about you and your life. So, you must consider how much you value your life, and what you want to do to protect it.
Sounds like a good time to get another job.......
Mors est libertas
If I were in your position, and it was legal, I would be concealing.
In our city, there is a huge Conoco station on Main St. that is really a big convenience store with multiple gasoline pumps outside. The first time I visited this Conoco to get gas, I went inside to pay and pick up a few items. I was shocked to see the 2 clerks locked inside a bullet proof, plexiglass cube that measured probably 15' X 15'. To pay, I had to place my money inside a metal drawer that closed on my side before opening on the clerk's side and functioned in reverse to give me my change. The store is very large for a convenience store and if you need help finding an item you have to ask the clerks through a speaker system. We are in a lower crime area, but within 20 miles, it is a high crime area. Convenience stores are frequent targets of robbers in our area. This was the first convenience store I have ever been in that I felt the clerks were truly well protected and that the company was more interested in protecting their employees than their merchandise or profit.
I did wonder if the clerks were allowed to conceal carry. I'm sure there are times when they come out of the protective cube to stock, inventory, clean, arrive and leave work, etc.
You are doing fine. Our hopes (I'm sure) is that you will never have to find out one way or the other. However, as has been said, NO job is worth your life. Good luck in your continuing education and search for employment.
"Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt" ~ Mark Twain
Things are getting worse, most gas station /conveyance stores in south florida only let in one patron at a time after ten pm and they have bullet resistant (polycarbonate) counters.
Banks are putting shields for tellers. The bank of america branch near me was robbed , almost walked in on that. Best choice may be Kevlar.
Better 12 judging than 6 carrying
Secondly, you must work at auto zone.
I've been there, closing at night, just a red shirt and a grey shirt, been robbed plenty of times, they rob us, the company hires an armed guard for a week,8 days later it happens again, but we aren't allowed to bring guns in.
Once a guy came in, NO MASK ON, held us up. he stood out being the only white customer we'd had in months, but no one thought he would rob us, but here I am with a hi point in my face. I just knew he would kill us since I saw his face and we were on camera.
One good thing came out of working there - I no longer freeze or panic when a gun is pointing at me. My manager crapped his pants...
*swyped from the evo so excuse any typos*
It's better to prevent a crime, than to punish it.
That is a sad telling sign about todays economy and society. The poor guy could only afford a Hi point. I have told my son when you decide to do something, professionalize so you stand out in the crowd! He could have at least has a S&W Sigma! So sadOnce a guy came in, NO MASK ON, held us up. he stood out being the only white customer we'd had in months, but no one thought he would rob us, but here I am with a hi point in my face. I just knew he would kill us since I saw his face and we were on camera.
Law is not offered as an undergraduate field of study. If he wants to get his JD, he's MUCH better off getting an Bachelor's in some field such as engineering, finance, accounting, or computer science, getting a couple years in his field under his belt, then applying for his JD program.
N.B. My kid is a tax attorney.
Sorry all for getting off topic. Well, just slightly. The thread is "Breaking the rules.....". Sorry again.