A few people are mistaken (lied) on their time card and some are texting at work and all of a sudden we have a new company Policy handbook. It would have been eaiser to fire them. The stated policy is that there will be no weapons at work. Since there is also a last page with a date and signature location, I decided to say something.
I told the two owners today that I was concerned about this one section in the handbook. (no handguns at all)
I stated the facts first.
The supreme court is of the opinion that each individual is responsible for their own safety. IE you cannot sue the police department for not protecting you.
The company policy is removing that option from me.
Then I asked, “Is the company now going to take responsibility for my safety at work?”
Then the dreaded question, “why do you have a handgun on you now?”
ROTF, I placed it in the car for this conversation in case it was asked and the policy stated how they felt about it.
“No, Today I do not have it on me, but last week and many weeks prior to that I had it on me.”
That received a shocked “you did!”
I said, “Yes, Concealed means never seen… No one knows...”
That got them to thinking a bit.
Then I received the, “I don’t have a problem with responsible people, but if I let one person, then I have to have that policy for everyone.”
"I would like you to keep it locked in your car"
Then I informed them that Washington was an “open carry” state and that you needed no permit to strap on a pistol and walk down the street with it.” very suprised at this.
Only responsible people can get a CPL with the background check, finger printing and no criminal record required to have one.
Then they reminded me about the story they told last week about a guy at some work showing off his new gun and fired it through a wall.
That is when I told them he should be arrested for that.
I gave them the link to Washington’s Constitution and to the relevant RCW laws.
The two owners are going to talk to their attorney to get an opinion.
This is not a high risk area.
This is a small size ultrasonic company. Nothing to steal or cash to grab.
There are the two owners.
2 salary people, Me-Electronics Eng, and a Mechanical Eng
6 hourly full time people working at this company.
single story building, my car is parked right outside my window.
but I do ariver there at 6AM an unlock the door for everyone else.
Some times I have been there by my self tell 11PM.
I have my Idea of what to do when the choise comes down, what are the opinions from the group about this development?