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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Looking at guns at work bad?

    One round while I was on light duty the customer service rep went on vacation so they gave me her desk, computer and job. Whilst tooling around on her computer I found a link named 'company jets' and clicked on it. I got a message telling me that I was not authorized to view that area. I expected to hear something but I didn't hear a peep about it, I know that their IT dept got notice of my attempts.
    Sorry but I'm all out of pity right now, please try later.

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  3. #13
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    Default Re: Looking at guns at work bad?

    Look at guns, look at porn, search for anything non work related on a work computer and you pretty much are at the mercy of the HR department.
    Hope you get to keep your job, and accept the lesson. Their network, their rules.
    Gun control isn't about guns...it's about control

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    Default Re: Looking at guns at work bad?

    Just remember what ol Jack Burton would say in this situation...

    No seriously this sounds ok a mind game they’re playing with you. If they wanna fire you for this that’s it, but I imagine they wanna try to intimidate you and sniff for blood. Just explain yourself and if they find your actions to be grounds for termination move on. Just look em in the eye because you have nothing to be ashamed of. If they don’t want guns on company computers than now you know.

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Looking at guns at work bad?

    Those annoying warnings used to bug me, so I had IT turn them off.

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Looking at guns at work bad?

    Until my retirement a few months ago, I was employed by a major pediatric hospital in phila.
    They had a "catchall" regulation against using the computers for anything that wasn't "hospital related".
    I suppose that shopping for shoes, dresses, jewelry, travel sites, real estate, etc, etc, etc. (as the nurses and clerks would) IS hospital related.
    While "banging" around online, I noticed that many conservative site were BANNED, but the nation on islam (lower case always intentional) wasn't.
    One quick call to IT to complain about that site got them banned.
    OF COURSE, anything related to firearms was verboten, except Pafoa.
    I suppose we slipped in "under the wire".
    "If ye love wealth greater than Liberty, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms" Samuel Adams
    "Better to die on your feet, than to live on your knees" Emiliano Zapata

  7. #17
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    Default Re: Looking at guns at work bad?

    OP, there might be a bright spot for you. Two actually.
    One, Trump kicked the economy into hyperdrive, so they might be hesitant to lose you. Maybe you get a warning.
    Two, Trump kicked the economy into hyperdrive, so, even if you do get booted, there’s a dozen employers lined up waiting to hire a good employee.
    I was up for a promotion recently, but a senior manager was foot-dragging just to watch me squirm. I put a resume together and posted it on LinkedIn and also on Indeed. Voila! Promotion happened ultra quick and at double the raise I was expecting.
    Good luck! Learn from your mistakes!

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    Default Re: Looking at guns at work bad?

    I might be the odd man out here, but I think the OP made his own bed so to speak and now he has t0 lie in it. With the recent shooting T the Williamsburg, VA office the fear factor of employers must have reached a new high. Breaking the Internet usage rule is grounds for some disciplinary action. When you add that the breach was looking at guns online it is understandable that an employer would be concerned and precautious. Hence the instruction not to arrive before called. I suspect the employer has considered ‘what-if’ scenarios in the interim.

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    During my career I had employees, and so times they broke the rules. Any who acknowledged that they were wrong and committed to not doing so again got a second chance. Those that did not do that were out the door. My mom used to say tell me this. “Do the right thing. So the thing right. If you do wrong admit it and never do it again.” Admitting being wrong saved me from being busted rank in the Corps, Nd that is. Place with hArsh rules and tough masters.
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    Default Re: Looking at guns at work bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ninerounds View Post
    On Thursday July 18th, 2019 I was called into the HR office and told I was being investigated for looking at guns on a work machine. I am a lawful gun owner, who is licensed in Pennsylvania for concealed carry. I was looking at handguns for self defense, not assault rifles during downtime on the job. My work was getting done.

    July 19th 2019, After being told to take the day off with pay, I was told that I'd have to come in on the following Monday (tomorrow) but not to show up until HR says to.

    I have no crimes on my record. I'm expecting to be termed for violating their internet usage policy or some bs like that.

    Just curious what you guys think about it. I guess it was dumb of me, but this is the bs we have to deal with because of maniacs with AR15's killing people and they throw us into that mix.
    The lesson you should have learned is your internet use at work is being monitored. It's unknown whether a firearms related word flagged on the website's URL that brought this to their attention or they are watching everything their employees do online. I noticed the term "assault rifles " and the phrase " because of maniacs with AR15's killing people ". Because of that I have two questions:

    How do you define assault rifle?

    Are you implying that AR 15s should be banned?
    Last edited by eagleclaw; July 22nd, 2019 at 05:01 AM.

  10. #20
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    Default Re: Looking at guns at work bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by eagleclaw View Post
    The lesson you should have learned is your internet use at work is being monitored. It's unknown whether a firearms related word flagged on the website's URL that brought this to their attention or they are watching everything their employees do online. I notice noticed the term "assault rifles " and the phrase " because of maniacs with AR15's killing people ". Because of that I have two questions:

    How do you define assault rifle?

    Are you implying that AR 15s should be banned?
    I think he's more interested in whether or not a 9mm will stop a 300 pound attacker or where to meet a nice girl.
    NOBODY NEEDS ASSAULT SPEECH

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