This is a discussion on Should I carry my knife at work? within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by QKShooter "I have nothing to defend myself." Spend some time looking around your work environment for items/objects that can potentially be used ...
I carry a knife all the time, but it is used as a tool. I carry a Glock to defend myself. If you are going to get fired for carring a wepon, go big or go home.
I suggest asking yourself whether or not the job is important enough to follow their rules. If you are more concerned with self-protection than job security, I suggest a well concealed pistol (Something like a j-frame or .380 semi-auto hides extremely well). If job security paramounts safety (and there is nothing wrong with that, bills gotta be paid) look around where you work and take inventory of the potential weapons. Many weapons can be used as a Kubaton (An amazing, and often overlooked weapon)
I would carry a small .380 or .38 special snub nose revolver. If you will get fired over a knife, you might as well carry a gun (if can do so legally otherwise). Give the crooks the money, but if they try to march you and anyone else back to the cooler, you might as well fight back with a gun of your own. I would rather be fired or go to jail then go to the cemetery.
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Aweapon is better than no weapon. Pack what you feel will give you an advantage; just do yourself a favor and get as much training as possible.
He mentioned he isn't old enough for a CCW. In Florida you have to be 21 to get a CCW right? And also 21 to buy a pistol, right? I think the option for him to just put a J frame 642 in his pocket is in turn, illegal.. Correct?
The knife violates policy, not a law. The gun could get him in serious trouble with the law. Carry the knife and as someone else says, look for things you can use. Its a restaurant, and a pizza one at that. Don't you have those huge metal pizza peels that you put them in the oven with? Id much rather club someone with that than be 3 inches from them with a pocket knife.
You could always try to work at a better location, even if it is the same type job. And also, as someone says, give them the money if they demand it. Pizza Hut's money is not worth your life.
To everyone else; Thank you for the feedback!
I don't think I would fight them for Pizza Hut's money, but if they hit me or try to hurt me, I will fight back. I just learned of another hold-up alarm under the cash register, which also makes me feel a little bit safer.