This is a discussion on Hehehe within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by slayer Never tell anyone that you carry.We got a new HR manager at work and some dumb ass told that I carry.Luckly ...
"If I was an extremist, our founding fathers would all be extremists," he said. "Without them, we wouldn't have our independence. We'd be a disarmed British system of feudal subjectivity."
this guy knows how to keep a secret. he understands my circumstances, and he's been friends with me longer than the owners of the store. i've already brought the idea up with the owners, because from the way they talked after we got robbed a couple of years ago i thought they would be all for it. but they aren't, and it's not because they're worrried about me, and the owner doesn't care too much, it's his wife who's paranoid that someone would take my gun and use it. that's the only reason she said for me, anyway. my coworker, who spends time with them outside of work (they are the same age, i'm 10 years younger) tells me that he's heard them saying i'm crazy if i think i'll be bringing a gun to work. so now they won't find out i have a gun unless i have to use it, and that will only be if i feel threatened, not for the sake of their money. but i'm not risking my life for $9/hour and the $200 in the cash drawer--if i see a gun, i'm shooting.
Personally,unless it's stated in a "rule book"I wouldn't even bring it up.No news is good news.The only time most people should know you're carrying is when you pull it to defned yourself.YMMV.I don't carry at my full time job(state run mental hosp.)but I do at my part time(retail)..if the pt job found out,I'd be fired..but for the $9/hour they are paying my,I'll take my chances..again the only time they'll find out is if I "need it"
"Just because I'm paranoid,doesn't mean they're NOT after me...."
You all that can don't know how lucky you are!
Life is too short, stop to smell the roses and don't let anyone take it away from you!
the guy who used to own the chinese restaurant across the street was shot over $50 last year, we were robbed 1 1/2 years ago, almost robbed 2 more times (by people just trying to get in the register when we weren't looking), and our neighbor was robbed last month. several of our clients are also obvious drug dealers (come in wreaking of marijuana, wearing gold cannabis leaf jewelry, pull out a giant wad of 20's when they pay for anything) and some other shady characters in the area. had a crazy woman come in the store last year and rant about how her kids and george bush are trying to kill her with an ink pen and to not tell them that we saw her, then run down the strip screaming. if anything i'll probably be drawing before i end my job there in the next two years.
You work in an aquarium store and get drug dealers coming in there?? What in the world do they buy?
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oh, and yesterday i carried all day, 9.5 hours, while working with my boss's wife, and she never made me (she's the one not so thrilled about me carrying). and that was with my xd :)
One thing I've learned from a very busy and politically involved life when it comes to employment, keep the details of your employment less obvious.
It would not be a stretch of the imagination for this thread to find it's way to your boss or his wife. This is the internet, lots of people read it, and you have basically outlined your existance to a TEE. If anyone familiar with that store comes across this thread for any reason (even an unrelated Google search), you are done!
It's really quite easy to disguise the details if you think about it beforehand. Trust me, it can happen. I speak from experience (though it was non gun-related).