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  • Wait to see if you have the job first?

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    If you were looking for a new job.. Would you...

    I'm not looking, but wonder what everyone would do,... Thanks.

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    Not sure I follow you. I AM looking though....

    Oh! Nevermind. The poll didn't come up right away for some reason.

    I would wait, read the handbook, then ask, IF I ask at all.
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    The only way I would bring it up is if I was applying at a gun shop or a firing range.

    Other than that, if I got the offer, I would get a copy of the handbook, and make the decision from there.

    For me, company policy is just company policy. I would know if it was illegal to carry there as soon as I got to the interview.

    In todays market, if I needed the job, and it was a good opportunity, I don't think carry policy would deter me from taking the job.
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    I'd get the job and then check their policy. If the job was temporary and not a lifelong career, I would completely ignore their policy and carry either way. If it was a lifelong career, I'd get the job and ask about their policy before accepting the position.
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    I would be much more concerned as to what I wanted in the job, and CCW would not enter in unless I had two offers that were essentially equal.

    After getting the job I would obey the rules.

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    Never ask. Read the rules and any contract carefully.

    Of course, you should always read any rules or contract carefully.
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    Don't ask, don't tell!
    Yeah, I'm looking too!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    I'd find out and carry regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arko View Post
    I would wait, read the handbook, then ask, IF I ask at all.
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    I am currently seeking employment and I selected other. First off I will not ask if a potential employer allows CC. If they are rabid anti you just lost the possibility for a job. Once I am hired I'll read the handbook and abide by it. Why give yourself away when there is no reason to.

    If a potential employer ask if I carry I will tactfully avoid giving them an answer. It's none of their business to know that information.
    Last edited by archer51; July 3rd, 2009 at 05:53 PM. Reason: added thought

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    I wouldn't ask ,and I wouldn't tell.


    These people don't know you from Adam, and you're going to ask if you can bring a gun to work ???

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    If I was looking, it wouldn't matter to me. Most of the companies I could work for don't allow CCW anyway. With today's economy I wouldn't pass up too many job offers.
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    I'm not looking, so for me this is academic.

    I agree with the tenor of most of the posters. Worry about the job, then read and understand the employee handbook. In this economy I don't think that a person can be super choosy. Maybe take the job that frowns on CC and then keep looking for something better to come along?
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    I would assume all companies have a no weapons allowed. In my past 25yrs, they all had them
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWRedDragon View Post
    Never ask. Read the rules and any contract carefully.

    Of course, you should always read any rules or contract carefully.
    Exactly. Read the rules. Although a company can change their rules,you can also use company policy in your favor.

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