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Would you carry to a job interview?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EW3 View Post
    My $0.02:

    I would not. You're going to be nervous as it is; you don't want to be worrying also about being made. It doesn't matter how legal it may be to carry, a job interview is a process of elimination, so it may be just enough to get you knocked out of the running if someone were to find out during the interview.

    You only get ONE chance to make a good first impression, why take the chance of ruining that if your interviewer is an "anti"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EW3 View Post
    My $0.02:

    I would not. You're going to be nervous as it is; you don't want to be worrying also about being made. It doesn't matter how legal it may be to carry, a job interview is a process of elimination, so it may be just enough to get you knocked out of the running if someone were to find out during the interview.

    You only get ONE chance to make a good first impression, why take the chance of ruining that if your interviewer is an "anti"?

    I agree!
    Then again I'm not one that feels like I need to have my gun every minute of every day. I'd leave it in the car. If you feel like you can't walk into the place without a gun, then you shouldn't be applying there.

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    I would want to maximize the odds on getting the job and minimize any odds that are negative to getting it. I think that I would lock the pistol in the car until I had a sense of what the potential employer's policy was towards firearms on campus. It might be a real clusterbleep if you set off some kind of metal detector, I suspect.

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    Yes sir, concealed of course. If you see a sign saying "No Weapons/Guns" then you'll have to decide what's right to you.
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    It depends...

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    I'm a little surprised at the responses here - I'm carrying. If you get that nervous during interviews, then there are other issues you need to deal with. The interviewer puts his pants on the same way you do every morning - nothing to be scared or worried about - show confidence. If there are signs posted, then that's another thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EW3 View Post
    My $0.02:

    I would not. You're going to be nervous as it is; you don't want to be worrying also about being made. It doesn't matter how legal it may be to carry, a job interview is a process of elimination, so it may be just enough to get you knocked out of the running if someone were to find out during the interview.

    You only get ONE chance to make a good first impression, why take the chance of ruining that if your interviewer is an "anti"?
    I agree. I guess it depends on how much you want the job.

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    Not a situation I expect to be in any time soon, but...I have to with the 'it depends' answer, though I think the best comments so far have been the ones about whether it would make you nervous or not. This is not to suggest that any of us are so completely jumpy as to be a danger, but instead to say it this way---if you are worried enough about the potential employer finding out you are armed, it may distract you during the interview.

    The guys (and gals ) around here who are so accustomed to carrying that they literally don't give it a second thought, I don't see why they shouldn't carry in a situation like this. exactlymypoint, IIRC, you have only been carrying regularly for a few weeks now, right? Maybe the fact that you even started the thread suggests you are not yet at that point where you could put the potential distraction aside.

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    If you are planning to carry if you get the job no matter what their policies are I would definitely carry it. However if you plan to obey their policies even if it means not carrying then I would leave it in the car. It would be up to your intentions of whether you really want the job or not and are willing to follow their policies. The interview would be practice of being disarmed just in case.

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    No way

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    I have carried to a job interview - I was interviewed for the position I now currently hold, and it is predominantly Obama supporting gun hating democrats. Concealed means concealed - I just don't understand why people are so worried about being "found out" at an interview. Interviewers are going to be looking for self confidence (Not someone being cocky), if you can carry with self confidence that you will not be discovered, and you are confident that you know your subject matter, don't worry about it.

    FYI - after I was hired I learned their weapons policy - I don't carry there anymore :(
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    I just did two weeks ago. Went for a three-day sales training seminar with it, too.

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    If you're applying for a "Chip & Dale's" position...I'd say NO...
    Other than that...I would carry, IF...I felt comfortable with my CCW mode.

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    Do your homework. What is the philosophy of the company?
    That being said, how important is it to you?
    If you just have to carry on the job, make it clear in the interview.
    There is more than one job in the universe, and I found that the jobs that I held that were in 'tune' with my philosophy of life tended to be the ones I stayed at.
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    As long as you are legal, concealed is concealed.
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