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Old 02-06-2013, 07:28 PM
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If he's responsible and depending on the guy I would let him. My #1 employee carries when we plow. All hours of the night, pretty predictable schedule, often shoveling along the back of poorly lit buildings...it's a no brainer for me. If I had guys working for me that I was skeptical about, we'll that's a different story. I've had guys that could use a good ass kicking in a back alley.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:38 PM
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If you are uncomfortable with it then make a policy no weapons at work, it's that simple. It's a huge liability for you as stated earlier.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:55 PM
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Personally, I carry, but not on site. Its too much of a legal liability to allow it. The chances of him ever needing it are pretty slim, but the chances of a client seeing it and hurting your reputation are greater. Is it really worth it to lose a client just to allow him to carry if insurance will cover your loses anyway?? Your risking too much for something that can easily just be left in his personal vehicle.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:23 PM
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Your company,your policy! I carry all the time ( for the most part). The only time I don't carry is while I'm on school property or state licensed day cares at which time, it is lock up in the truck on the street. I have had a couple of employees that have carried while on the job. For those that do, I spend time with them at the range to watch how they handle and shoot their gun. If I allow them to carry, they understand, that it is only used for personal protection and to never engage someone wanting to steal equipment, unless threatened with bodily injury.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:28 PM
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Let him. I carry daily basically every where I go. As someone else said I would rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:30 AM
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The guy makes me nervous in the first place... I mean hes a good worker and shows up every day bt some of the things he says and some of his actions makes me fear the day i have to let him go.... Im leaning towards telling him he cant carry at work. Thanks for all the input
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:59 AM
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The guy makes me nervous in the first place... I mean hes a good worker and shows up every day bt some of the things he says and some of his actions makes me fear the day i have to let him go.... Im leaning towards telling him he cant carry at work. Thanks for all the input
If that's the case i don't blame you.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:37 AM
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Sounds like a bad idea to me. Think about this. Someone trys to steal your truck. He doesnt have a gun. Guy gets the truck, he calls you and you call the cops/insurance, insurance pays you for the loss. Now, someone trys to steal the truck, YOUR worker shoots him. Have fun in court!

More bad than good can happen. Give the dude a weedwacker!

Lol, over here a few months ago someone severely wounded a guy with a weedwacker. I don't know how it exactly happened but the guy was waiting at a crossroad, the landscaper stands behind him also waiting and i think something snapped in his head, because all of a sudden he gets out of the truck, pulls the other guy out of his car and starts to argue/fight. All of a sudden, he goes back to his truck and starts his weedwacker, goes back and cuts the other guy's leg off. Needless to say, cops caught him and now his for a long time in jail. Also the guy appeared to be a severe drug addict. What a shame for our industry :S
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:13 AM
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Lol, over here a few months ago someone severely wounded a guy with a weedwacker. I don't know how it exactly happened but the guy was waiting at a crossroad, the landscaper stands behind him also waiting and i think something snapped in his head, because all of a sudden he gets out of the truck, pulls the other guy out of his car and starts to argue/fight. All of a sudden, he goes back to his truck and starts his weedwacker, goes back and cuts the other guy's leg off. Needless to say, cops caught him and now his for a long time in jail. Also the guy appeared to be a severe drug addict. What a shame for our industry :S
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That's one powerful machine!!! Cut his leg off???
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:03 AM
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That's one powerful machine!!! Cut his leg off???
It had a triangular brushcutter blade on it and it appears that the leg was not completely off but it couldn't be reattached so doctors had to amputate.
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