August 24th, 2007 09:25 AM
New policy at the office.
Walking into the office, I noticed a new sign listing the prohibited items... the new line said.
"No cutting instruments with a blade longer than three (3) inches."
Normally I carry a Kershaw Blur... and a small Case... and a Gerber Multi-tool.
So, I head to the Chief Security Officer to ask why...
I pull out my 'cutting instruments' and ask him, where did this new policy come from, and just what was his thought process.
Well, it was directed by management, not his call, blah blah balh... the Gerber is fine, the Case bi-folder is fine... the Kershaw has got to go back out to the car.
So, I have a new Kershaw Scallion, and I have to say I'm very impressed with it. Picked it up at a local shop for $37 that afternoon. I have no idea if I got a good deal, or riped off. It's a Kershaw, so I trust the brand... anyway, just needed to vent.
August 24th, 2007 10:22 AM
Those rules are for the safety of all. Everyone knows you can't kill someone with a 2.5" blade...
Honestly, I'd ignore the rule.
August 24th, 2007 11:52 AM
Thank god it does not list guns. I would not complain or they will be next on the list.
Originally Posted by Deacon51
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August 24th, 2007 03:13 PM
The list used to say...
Firearms and ammunition
Explosives, incendiary substances, radioactive materials, highly volatile materials, or other hazardous materials
Contraband or other illegal substances
Personally owned photographic or electronic equipment including microcomputers, reproduction or recording devices, televisions or radios.
The cutting instruments with a blade longer than three (3) inches... is just the only new part. Not that it's a big deal, security is pretty tight.
August 24th, 2007 11:08 PM
I keep a 4" Cold Steel in my right boot and a Kel-Tec PK32 in my left boot most of the time now that I have to conceal at the office. They think I stopped carrying completely and when it comes up in conversation I just say it is a stupid choice by management that could cause a really big law suit if the SHTF and one or more of the office employees were hurt or killed. I hate to be that way but cannot afford to be unarmed in my line of work regardless of what management thinks. And, what they don't know could save their lives one day.
And I usually keep a recorder in my pocket that can do up to 10 hours...comes in real handy in meetings.
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August 24th, 2007 11:15 PM
Good grief...ya think they were specific enough? Lol - no radioactive materials...WTH are you working...Detrick?
Originally Posted by Deacon51
edit: Nevermind don't answer that...could violate the forum rules and my post would get busted again...
edit again: Hey wait a minute...so I guess those new fangled watches with the glowing hands and numbers are out huh? (tritium)
Last edited by packinnova; August 24th, 2007 at 11:16 PM.
Reason: hey wait a minute
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August 24th, 2007 11:51 PM
I would ask what precipitated this change...are they afraid of MS-13 gang members getting access to the facility?? If so, do you think they would follow the sign (is it also posted in Spanish?)
Otherwise, this looks like a solution looking for a problem.
August 25th, 2007 01:06 AM
I work for a Goverment Contractor in the Central Maryland area...
I'm not worried about any type of gang threat at all, we have a real security force... I'm not talking $5 an hour rent a cops, but the real deal pros. (Think Blackwater) No, our threat will be a insider, unfortunately as tight as our security is, there is nothing at all to stop an employee that has gone postal. Even with on sight security, 3 to 5 minutes at a minimum to respond... a lot of folk can be very dead in 5 minutes.
August 25th, 2007 10:07 AM
So where do you guys park your cars?
You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
August 25th, 2007 10:33 AM
So ya'll have to throw away all your big scary office scissors, huh? That's too bad. At least the new approved scissors will have bright colored handles so they won't get lost.
Originally Posted by Deacon51
At least you can still keep the banned stuff in your car, right?
August 25th, 2007 11:22 AM
At least you can keep the stapler...those 'weapons' can propel staples for quite a distance...
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August 25th, 2007 01:46 PM
Originally Posted by Bob The Great
If you park in BFE out beyond security... sure.
(You still have Maryland State laws which forbid the transportation of firearms/ammo except directly to or from a range, etc... )
August 26th, 2007 03:26 PM
i also work at a place like this , we would use to leave that kinda stuff in the cars ,but now to even get of the main road into the plant you and your car are searched.. i feel your pain and know what your going through. we can how ever have knives if there work related
August 26th, 2007 07:15 PM
We can't even have those little key chain Swiss Army knives that have a small blade, scissors, screwdriver, and toothpick. I couldn't believe how stupid that is. If you stabbed someone with it the blade would fold over and cut your own finger. The knife is best used as a fingernail cleaner.
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August 26th, 2007 07:23 PM
I assume you mean this one?
Originally Posted by Pitmaster
I've wanted to wear my 2nd Amendment shirt on office picnic days. Haven't actually done it yet, though.
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