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So I posted a gun for sale on my company's electronic bulletin board. UPDATE! I'm Fired!

 
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02/11/2013 12:23 PM
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What company policy does it violate?
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Posting of firearms for sale is prohibited.
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02/11/2013 12:23 PM
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You didn't think this was inappropriate for work? It could scare people because it's such bad judgement, and coworkers shouldn't know about your gun life.
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02/11/2013 12:24 PM
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post the company name OP


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Yeah.
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02/11/2013 12:39 PM
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As the title says.

I posted a firearm for sale. A favor for my father who is trying to get rid of it.

I was told it was serious violation of company policy and was sent home for the day, and left in limbo wondering if I still have a job or not.

People sell everything from that bulletin board. Why are firearms so taboo?

This sucks. I haven't had to look for a job in 8 years.
 Quoting: Widespread Panic
Sue em.. you did nothing wrong.

they did.

fuckin sue the commie cunts.
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02/11/2013 12:41 PM
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well not very intelligent move dude, especially considering the general mood about weapons in US.

Sorry but did not came to your mind, even for second that it was a bad idea?

Now play the foul. Apologize, apologize, apologize...keep telling you did not know...and let the plan B of playing the smart ass for the moment they will fire you.
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And exactly what is that "mood" guido?

I guess everyone in the country is buying all of those guns and ammo so they can burn them.. right?

dumbass.
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02/11/2013 12:43 PM

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I'm fired. Just got a conference phone call. They are going to mail my things to me.

Isn't that nice?
 Quoting: Widespread Panic


What company policy do they claim you violated? What company is it? State?
"God forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, & always, well informed... If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty... Let them take arms... What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. " - Thomas Jefferson in 1787
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02/11/2013 12:45 PM
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I'm fired. Just got a conference phone call. They are going to mail my things to me.

Isn't that nice?
 Quoting: Widespread Panic


What company policy do they claim you violated? What company is it? State?
 Quoting: Resister
all of this.
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02/11/2013 12:46 PM
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post the company name OP

i hope you demanded to see the policy it broke, sue them if it does not exist!
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02/11/2013 12:47 PM
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I got fired from a job and fought for unemployment. It took 3 appeals, but I got before a judge and won. Fight it!
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02/11/2013 12:54 PM
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Never get your meat where you get your bread.
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02/11/2013 12:57 PM
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call the labor board immediately.

this is a violation. you can sell rifles on craigslist.

tell them to show you the policy, and then get a lawyer.

but call your labor board first. not HR. HR is ALWAYS, I REPEAT, ALWAYS, looking out for the company. not you. call the town labor board.
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02/11/2013 01:04 PM
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On what grounds? you have a case for wrongful dismissal, and that is just start.

This anti gun liberal madness is getting way out of hand.

I wish you the best of luck in sorting this out.

Let us know the company when everything is all settled, and hit them where it hurts; the pocketbook.
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I violated written company policy against the advertising the sale of ANY weapon utilizing company assets. i.e. the electronic bulletin board I used.

I screwed up. And I can't even apply for unemployment until tomorrow because I actually did some work this morning.

sigh.

the world is upside down. God help me.
"Big wooly mammoth gonna wear my coat in the middle of the summertime"
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02/11/2013 01:08 PM
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I'm fired. Just got a conference phone call. They are going to mail my things to me.

Isn't that nice?
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wow.... I'd call a lawyer ASAP and see what he thinks
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02/11/2013 01:09 PM
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I'm fired. Just got a conference phone call. They are going to mail my things to me.

Isn't that nice?
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wow.... I'd call a lawyer ASAP and see what he thinks
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OK...I see your above post
Widespread Panic (OP)

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02/11/2013 01:14 PM
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I'm fired. Just got a conference phone call. They are going to mail my things to me.

Isn't that nice?
 Quoting: Widespread Panic


What company policy do they claim you violated? What company is it? State?
 Quoting: Resister


State of Virginia. The company is Chemtreat in Glen Allen, VA.

A subsidiary of the Danaher corporation. A $13 billion a year behemoth monster.


I'm screwed. Already working on the resume.

I was hoping to use their scholarship program for my daughter as I only made around $44,000 a year working for them.

They had a good scholarship program too. :(
"Big wooly mammoth gonna wear my coat in the middle of the summertime"
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02/11/2013 01:25 PM
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You didn't think this was inappropriate for work? It could scare people because it's such bad judgement, and coworkers shouldn't know about your gun life.
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02/11/2013 01:35 PM
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Dude !!!!! WTF so sorry you got axed .. I haven't worked in months , we are fucked here to. Call your mortgage company ASAP if you have a mortgage ..


I'm in NY here , there is no work and things look bleeeeeek .


Call your attorney , or someone knowledgeable re: this .

Your not alone ! This is bullshit . GoodLuck and God Bless you and yours . This country is FUCKED .
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02/11/2013 01:41 PM
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Get a hold of the NRA.
They will refer you to an attorney who specializes in such cases.
Of course, it would help if you were actually a member.
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02/11/2013 01:43 PM
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listen, if a crazy bitch shows up at the mcdonald drive thru and gets handed a cup of hot coffee and the bitch dumps it in her own lap and sues for 1.2 million and wins, you should have an open and closed case.

unfortunately for you, judges now are against gun anything and you may end up being hanged in court for what you did since the word gun is a crime in itself.
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02/11/2013 01:50 PM
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Fired for being stupid..

You don't talk about guns in the work place anymore.

You don't talk about hi-jacking the plane you're boarding.

You don't talk about robbing the bank you're cashing your check in.

You don't talk about anything anymore..+

Shortly you'll be fired for talking about work at work...
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02/11/2013 01:59 PM
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I'm freaked out really. I'm a single father, daughter is a senior in high school.

The anxiety and uncertainty this is creating is nearly unbearable.
 Quoting: Widespread Panic


So sorry, OP. Best wishes for you!
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02/11/2013 02:06 PM
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Find out what other kind of obscure things are posted on this site.

Anything comparable?

Karate lessons, Bow hunting stuff, Pepper Spray.

It is a Private Company, but one that chooses to infringe the Constitutional rights of American Citizens?

A Company which operates under the protection of the United States Constitution, yet wants to pick and choose which parts it wants to enjoy?

Were you aware of the policy, is the policy clearly indicated when posting your add?
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02/11/2013 02:27 PM

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I'm sorry this happened to you. Given that this is the case you need to develop a plan of action given your circumstances.

If you own your residence - you may want to rent out a room or the entire home if you want to save it. Meaning take precautions early.

Do you have family you can seek help from (do they know of job opportunities, place to rent on the cheap if needed, take you in until you're employed again.)

School will be out in a few months so if you can stay where your daughter is going to school that would be the best option.

You're in shock now and will be going through the various emotional stages of grief. People generally have emotional swings when they get axed. You made a mistake. That's the long and short of it. Try not to be to harsh with yourself and look at this as an opportunity to do something new.

Unemployment money is a safety net. Find out how much you're eligble for and set up a budget. It may be enough to tide you over - or not. So the sooner you know what you need to plan for the better.

You should seek counseling so you can get some emotional support. Did your place of employment have an Emoloyee Assistance Program? Maybe they can refer you to someone to help you through this.

Good luck.
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Sorry to hear that OP hf Take care and wish for the better.
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02/11/2013 02:52 PM
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I almost can't believe this actually occured. You're a member of GLP and didn't know better? You actually thought that would fly? Not even worth the risk to do that, you could easily sell the gun elsewhere with 1/2 the stress. You know how tight things are getting.


Good luck on your job hunt etc, I wish you well.
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02/11/2013 03:13 PM
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I'm sorry this happened to you. Given that this is the case you need to develop a plan of action given your circumstances.

If you own your residence - you may want to rent out a room or the entire home if you want to save it. Meaning take precautions early.

Do you have family you can seek help from (do they know of job opportunities, place to rent on the cheap if needed, take you in until you're employed again.)

School will be out in a few months so if you can stay where your daughter is going to school that would be the best option.

You're in shock now and will be going through the various emotional stages of grief. People generally have emotional swings when they get axed. You made a mistake. That's the long and short of it. Try not to be to harsh with yourself and look at this as an opportunity to do something new.

Unemployment money is a safety net. Find out how much you're eligble for and set up a budget. It may be enough to tide you over - or not. So the sooner you know what you need to plan for the better.

You should seek counseling so you can get some emotional support. Did your place of employment have an Emoloyee Assistance Program? Maybe they can refer you to someone to help you through this.

Good luck.
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Thank you for the kind and wise advice. Yes, I am reaching out to family.

Thank you again for your kind words. I am going to be 40 this week. I have been working since I was 12. Only been without a job very briefly when moving.

It's a surreal feeling that I have nothing to get up and go to tomorrow. very weird.

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02/11/2013 03:17 PM
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Losing your job in this economy is the kiss of death

Expect to be out of work for a year or more

Enjoy the Obamaphone and food stamps

Sincerly

OBAMA
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02/11/2013 03:19 PM
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As the title says.

I posted a firearm for sale. A favor for my father who is trying to get rid of it.

I was told it was serious violation of company policy and was sent home for the day, and left in limbo wondering if I still have a job or not.

People sell everything from that bulletin board. Why are firearms so taboo?

This sucks. I haven't had to look for a job in 8 years.
 Quoting: Widespread Panic


sue them
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02/11/2013 03:40 PM
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As the title says.

I posted a firearm for sale. A favor for my father who is trying to get rid of it.

I was told it was serious violation of company policy and was sent home for the day, and left in limbo wondering if I still have a job or not.

People sell everything from that bulletin board. Why are firearms so taboo?

This sucks. I haven't had to look for a job in 8 years.
 Quoting: Widespread Panic


Always keep your personal business, interests and dealings separate from where you work. Become two people, lie if you have to.
If you have to have a FaceBook or other bullshit for work, use one with your name slightly different.
Example, your name is John William Smith, J.W Smith for work and only for work. William, John S. for personal or a completely different mix up for personal.
No one is forcing you to tell all and mingle your personal with professional.
The world is getting bat shit crazy, it has been building up to a literal Orwellian Politically Correct nightmare since the 90's. Now it is at warp-speed.
Look at this now for a chance to make your own business, maybe you can work for cash only or by barter, trade.
If you have to do transactions go through Bitcoin if you are worried, or if not just use a not Chex-Systems Credit Union.

Good luck bud. Hindsight is 20-20.
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Sorry OP

Its petty sad what the country has turned into if you cant even let your fellow workers know what you have for sale
without fear of losing your job.
sheell be right mate

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