Close call at work today!

Close call at work today!

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    Close call at work today!

    I was in a meeting with my GM, 3 Sales reps and two sales associates. My laptop was being used for a presentation and my GM asked me to go to our website. As I open my browser and my homepage appears (American Handgunner) the following conversation ensues:

    Sales 1: giggles, shaking her head.
    GM: What's that about, do you carry a concealed weapon?
    Me: I have a concealed weapon permit, yes.
    GM: Do you carry a concealed weapon?
    Sales 2: I don't think you want to know the answer to that. I really don't think you want to know the answer to that.
    GM: You're right, I probably don't.

    End of conversation.

    That was close!
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    Why not just be honest and tell them you do? There is no shame in it.

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    There is no shame, but there is the risk of losing the privilege if someone complains and policy is changed. My workplace currently has no restriction on firearms, but I know my coworkers well enough to expect that to change on a whim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldskoolfan View Post
    Why not just be honest and tell them you do? There is no shame in it.
    No shame, certainly, but that would lead to the next question, "Do you carry at work?", and "Are you carrying now?", each of which could lead to potential unemployment. I had a close call at my last job, when one of the docs that I worked with noticed a bulge in my right front pocket as she was leaving. Being the only other provider with an interest in concealed carry, she came over, and touched it, saying "I thought so." Fortunately, her next words were "Don't worry, I'm glad. It makes me feel safer", to which I let out a relieved sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by o2ryan View Post
    My laptop was being used for a presentation ...
    One of the many reasons I don't mix personal and business uses. If the company wants me to have computing, it provides a computer, and I try very hard to keep my activities on that limited to company use. Otherwise, like in this example, you never know what sort of "oops" and subsequent conversation will occur.
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    Wise words as I was expecting this conversation to go there.
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    Good thing it wasn't a porn site.

    I think it best not to tell anyone who doesn't have a need to know about your carry status. You should think up some good evasive answers just in case. I think you dodged a bullet on this one, excuse the pun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squawker View Post
    No shame, certainly, but that would lead to the next question, "Do you carry at work?", and "Are you carrying now?", each of which could lead to potential unemployment. I had a close call at my last job, when one of the docs that I worked with noticed a bulge in my right front pocket as she was leaving. Being the only other provider with an interest in concealed carry, she came over, and touched it, saying "I thought so." Fortunately, her next words were "Don't worry, I'm glad. It makes me feel safer", to which I let out a relieved sigh.
    Well obviously if the policy says no guns at work, shouldn't you follow it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    One of the many reasons I don't mix personal and business uses. If the company wants me to have computing, it provides a computer, and I try very hard to keep my activities on that limited to company use. Otherwise, like in this example, you never know what sort of "oops" and subsequent conversation will occur.
    Exactly, I never use my work laptop for anything personal. The occasional peek at a news site is it for me. However, since we're on this topic, I will admit that I once accidentally used my corporate card to purchase ammunition online. My corporate and personal cards look very similar. I can't quite convey the sense of horror I felt when I noticed the 200 rounds of .223 sitting there on my company credit card bill. I had that feeling of blood draining from my extremities that one gets upon hearing really bad news that hits home. Fortunately, I work at a large company and am thus, not the first to accidentally make a personal purchase on a company card. I have since locked the corporate card in the gun safe where it can't hurt anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Arverni View Post
    Exactly, I never use my work laptop for anything personal. The occasional peek at a news site is it for me. However, since we're on this topic, I will admit that I once accidentally used my corporate card to purchase ammunition online. My corporate and personal cards look very similar. I can't quite convey the sense of horror I felt when I noticed the 200 rounds of .223 sitting there on my company credit card bill. I had that feeling of blood draining from my extremities that one gets upon hearing really bad news that hits home. Fortunately, I work at a large company and am thus, not the first to accidentally make a personal purchase on a company card. I have since locked the corporate card in the gun safe where it can't hurt anyone.
    Wow! Did they freak out on you?

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    I had a similar close call about a month ago. It was after 5 and I peeked on DC.com. Suddenly I pulled away to the floor with the boss. When we came back, he decided he wanted to do something on my computer and when he pulled my browser up, there was DC.com. Thankfully, he didn't ask too many questions.
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    My boss is an elected official, also and ex-city Police Chief and Sheriff. The next one down the chain of command is also an ex-LEO. While we are not allowed to carry at work, we are in a County Courthouse and WV law says we can't (bummer), but our boss is a firm believer in the right carry elsewhere outside of work. He knows me and two others in our office all have our permits. So looking a DC.com (like now on an office PC) would not be a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squawker View Post
    she came over, and touched it, saying "I thought so."
    wth

    You are very secure in your trust of fellow employees. I have a hard time letting people get within 3 feet of me in a "reaching" or "touching" manner...
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    Re; Close call at work today!

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldskoolfan View Post
    Well obviously if the policy says no guns at work, shouldn't you follow it?
    concealed means concealed...

    If you choose to brake company policy then be prepared for the consequences if caught...
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    Talking just a joke folks...

    Quote Originally Posted by Squawker View Post
    I had a close call at my last job, when one of the docs that I worked with noticed a bulge in my right front pocket as she was leaving. Being the only other provider with an interest in concealed carry, she came over, and touched it, saying "Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?." Fortunately, her next words were "come to my office please. there's overtime tonight", to which I let out a Hell Yea.
    sorry... had to do it...
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