Violence in the Work place training.
Last week I had to complete some mandatory training and for October it was violence in the workplace. This had to be the most herd mentality training class I've ever been too. I'll give you some highlights:
1 We should expect violence in the work place,
2 If we witness someone being attacked we should leave the area
3 We should pay close attention to people who have guns, hunt or have a fascination with weapons as they are the most dangerous.
Well let me give you a little background about me and were I work. I am a microbiologist for the Alabama Department of Public Health. I have Dept. Of Justice Clearance to work with and have control over select agents (list includes anthrax, smallpox) Before working with ADPH I worked for Homeland Security (in cooperation with the State) in the state/regional bioterrorism laboratory. Before working at the lab I worked at the Anniston Army weapons depot monitoring for an accidental chemical weapons release. I am over the physical building security system (which is a secure building).
But despite all of the above I am a threat because the BATF approved my for a C&R permit. I might get mad at a coworker and attack them with one of my replica Viking weapons. I got really worked up during this training and asked if the State would pay for the mental anguish I would suffer if I did not help some one defend themselves. I got no response and had to get a cup of coffee to calm myself down.
Sorry had to vent.