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They took my jerb in Indianapollis, Indiana

36 months ago

I'm not much of a gun person. I have a glock that was given to me as a Christmas present and I do have a concealed carry permit. I think a lot of us are familiar with the idea of turning the interview around on the interviewee and asking them the questions, so that we are in turn, qualifying them. It helps show we have value and it gives us some control over the interview.

I'd like to walk into an interview and feel that I'm in control right off the bat. When I sit down, my unbuttoned sports jacket will reveal that I am carrying a gun. I won't make any mention of it and I will just act like this goes along with my normal attire. Maybe it's all in my head, but I feel like it would level the playing field a little bit. And maybe it just gives me that little boost of confidence that gets me the job.

Do you all feel that carrying a gun to a job interview is okay or totally inappropriate? What if I asked the front desk to hold my gun for me or if I used a little reverse psychology and asked the interviewer to hold my gun for me (with the excuse that its uncomfortable to sit with). I would even make a little joke about how they are the person in charge so they get the gun. Feedback? Thoughts? I'm applying for a computer help desk position if that's relevant.

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Nanlisa in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

36 months ago

Why do you need to carry a gun to an interview? A lot of companies will fire you if you have a gun on the premises. Think of all the postal shootings over the years.

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soho11 in Brighton, Colorado

36 months ago

Carrying a gun is personal. You should be aware where it is appropriate to carry and not. If you need to carry
everyday, then ok., but it's not "Show & Tell". That's why it's called a CONCEALED PERMIT.

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soho11 in Brighton, Colorado

36 months ago

If you feel the need to carry. ok, But remember it's called a CONCEALED PERMIT for a reason.
If you have one then you know when and where you can not take your weapon.

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Han in Stamford, Connecticut

36 months ago

This is clearly a poor decision. Glocks are too cliche and overrated. If you really want to impress them you have to show you have character. Go with a classy Mosin–Nagant rifle. That will be a bit trickier to conceal. I'm not familiar with the laws in your area but you may not need a permit or conceal a long gun. If so, of if you'd like to surprise them with your professional swagger you could wear a trench coat.

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RunningBear32 in Quincy, Massachusetts

36 months ago

I disagree with Han. Mosin Nagants are a horrible, antiquated choice for a firearm. If anything you should be using an M1 Garand. What a robust, powerful firearm the Garand. Even Patton called it the best battle impliment ever devised. Imagine sitting down for an interview, then standing up and throwing back your trench coat to reveal a Garand. "Oh, I hope you don't mind if I lean this against your desk during the interview. I think you'll find that my previous experience highly qualifies me to be your elementary school gym teacher."

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lgd925 in Los Angeles, California

36 months ago

They took my jerb in Indianapollis, Indiana said: I'm not much of a gun person. I have a glock that was given to me as a Christmas present and I do have a concealed carry permit. I think a lot of us are familiar with the idea of turning the interview around on the interviewee and asking them the questions, so that we are in turn, qualifying them. It helps show we have value and it gives us some control over the interview.

I'd like to walk into an interview and feel that I'm in control right off the bat. When I sit down, my unbuttoned sports jacket will reveal that I am carrying a gun. I won't make any mention of it and I will just act like this goes along with my normal attire. Maybe it's all in my head, but I feel like it would level the playing field a little bit. And maybe it just gives me that little boost of confidence that gets me the job.

Do you all feel that carrying a gun to a job interview is okay or totally inappropriate? What if I asked the front desk to hold my gun for me or if I used a little reverse psychology and asked the interviewer to hold my gun for me (with the excuse that its uncomfortable to sit with). I would even make a little joke about how they are the person in charge so they get the gun. Feedback? Thoughts? I'm applying for a computer help desk position if that's relevant.

I feel exactly the way you do. Turn the tables around for a change -especially when you sense that your experience runs circles around the interviewers. Good luck to you and let me know how it goes! More power to you!

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Linda925 in Los Angeles, California

36 months ago

They took my jerb in Indianapollis, Indiana said: I'm not much of a gun person. I have a glock that was given to me as a Christmas present and I do have a concealed carry permit. I think a lot of us are familiar with the idea of turning the interview around on the interviewee and asking them the questions, so that we are in turn, qualifying them. It helps show we have value and it gives us some control over the interview.

I'd like to walk into an interview and feel that I'm in control right off the bat. When I sit down, my unbuttoned sports jacket will reveal that I am carrying a gun. I won't make any mention of it and I will just act like this goes along with my normal attire. Maybe it's all in my head, but I feel like it would level the playing field a little bit. And maybe it just gives me that little boost of confidence that gets me the job.

Do you all feel that carrying a gun to a job interview is okay or totally inappropriate? What if I asked the front desk to hold my gun for me or if I used a little reverse psychology and asked the interviewer to hold my gun for me (with the excuse that its uncomfortable to sit with). I would even make a little joke about how they are the person in charge so they get the gun. Feedback? Thoughts? I'm applying for a computer help desk position if that's relevant.

I feel exactly the way you do. Turn the tables around for a change -especially when you sense that your experience runs circles around the interviewers. Good luck to you and let me know how it goes! More power to you!

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hinurse in Yucaipa, California

36 months ago

OMG you guys are super funny.....LOL

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They took my jerb in Indianapollis, Indiana

36 months ago

Ok guys, I don't want to sound unappreciative for the advice (and yes, it was good for a laugh). But I'm going in for a job interview, not a World War 2 re-enactment. I never thought of my glock being cliche, what if I adapted it. New handle and laserbeam? Its the only gun I own, so I'm just working with the goods Santa gave me.

Ok. New idea. I walk into the interviewers office, shake hands, sit down. He/she asks for my resume. I put my briefcase on the desk and pull out my resume. Under the resume is a semi automatic rifle. Maybe an MP5 (but idk, too cliche?) There's no way he's going to miss it. He/she probably won't say anything but in the back of their mind they're thinking, 'If this guy carries a gun in his briefcase, he will have enough ammo in his desk to suppress terrorists if they try to take over the building.'

Then when I get the job I can just sell it back to the pawn shop. Tell me what you guys think. I don't have many friends and I need feedback.

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They took my jerb in Indianapollis, Indiana

36 months ago

Nanlisa in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania said: Why do you need to carry a gun to an interview? A lot of companies will fire you if you have a gun on the premises. Think of all the postal shootings over the years.

Its a tough economy and I'm looking for that edge.

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trynamoveup in San Bernardino, California

36 months ago

They took my jerb in Indianapollis, Indiana said: Its a tough economy and I'm looking for that edge.

you will be unemployed for a while. shaking my head.

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mary in Tampa, Florida

36 months ago

If you bring a gun to an interview, they will probably call security and/or the police. Permit or not, you will probably be escorted off the premises or taken to the police station to inquire WHY you brought a gun to an interview.

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mopacman in Austin, Texas

36 months ago

Not sure if you're joking or not, but wouldn't advise carrying a weapon to an interview. I've been out of work for nearly three years and have my bachelors degree in business and twenty years of progressive experience. I dress professionally, am fit and interview well. When I've interviewed, and I'm among the lucky few that have been selected for an interview, I seldom have even received as much as an email or acknowledgement of any kind from potential employers. Recruiters are even worse. If I had a Glock like you do, I probably would've ended my own life by now - my life insurance would pay off and my family would be taken care of. Does it take more courage to live and continue to try to find gainful employment or just to bite the bullet (literally)?

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They took my jerb in Indianapollis, Indiana

36 months ago

mopacman in Austin, Texas said: Not sure if you're joking or not, but wouldn't advise carrying a weapon to an interview. I've been out of work for nearly three years and have my bachelors degree in business and twenty years of progressive experience. I dress professionally, am fit and interview well. When I've interviewed, and I'm among the lucky few that have been selected for an interview, I seldom have even received as much as an email or acknowledgement of any kind from potential employers. Recruiters are even worse. If I had a Glock like you do, I probably would've ended my own life by now - my life insurance would pay off and my family would be taken care of. Does it take more courage to live and continue to try to find gainful employment or just to bite the bullet (literally)?

That question is too subjective for anyone but yourself to answer. I'm missing the purpose of your response. You say you're doing everything right, and most importantly, you're fit, yet you haven't gotten gotten a call back. So why on Earth would I want to try that same route? A lot of us are in the same boat, and the only thing we're missing is that edge that sets us apart from the pack.

Sure someone might call security, but you're taking a risk just by going to the interview in the first place right? Why not go 'all in'?

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They took my jerb in Indianapollis, Indiana

36 months ago

mary in Tampa, Florida said: If you bring a gun to an interview, they will probably call security and/or the police. Permit or not, you will probably be escorted off the premises or taken to the police station to inquire WHY you brought a gun to an interview.

I'm not in some po dunk town where police don't know the rights of their citizens. So if they call the police and the police question me in their office so be it. I'm unemployed and have the time. I'll bet they dont do it the second time I bring a gun to an interview though. I'll be like "call the sgt. he interviewed me for 90 minutes the last time i had an interview"

As long as my rights aren't violated I'm cool. Otherwise they will face a lawsuit that will hopefully create enough buzz and publicity so that more people find out more about me, see my resume and decide to hire me. Maybe they will think this was a masterful publicity stunt that not only garnered attention to my resume but wasn't completely selfish because it exposed a problem with law enforcement.

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They took my jerb in Indianapollis, Indiana

36 months ago

Oh I forgot to mention that I'm currently residing in Florida about 90 min east of Tampa. Mary are you hiring?

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flygirl in Kenosha, Wisconsin

36 months ago

Firearm at a job interview? No dude, don't do it. Sends the wrong first impression.
Why not just spray some cologne on your resume? Good Luck!

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dymshin in Short Hills, New Jersey

36 months ago

First question, what type of company do you have the interview with. Firearms, military, hunting or something non-related. My thoughts are interviewers are asking three questions. 1. Can this person do the job? 2. Will this person want this job and stick around? 3. Do I want to work with this person?

By bringing in a gun and showing it too them, you may be saying no to question 3 unless you are interviewing with someone who shares your ideas on firearms, plus works for an organization that shares your values. You can argue legality and right to arms but employers don't care. If they don't want to work with you, you won't get an offer. Your choice but I wouldn't recommend it. Also, buildings are private property so they may deny access upon entry and you are just the "guy who brought a gun to an interview" story at the water cooler.

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Chemist in Maumee, Ohio

36 months ago

They took my jerb in Indianapollis, Indiana said: I'm not much of a gun person. I have a glock that was given to me as a Christmas present and I do have a concealed carry permit. I think a lot of us are familiar with the idea of turning the interview around on the interviewee and asking them the questions, so that we are in turn, qualifying them. It helps show we have value and it gives us some control over the interview.

I'd like to walk into an interview and feel that I'm in control right off the bat. When I sit down, my unbuttoned sports jacket will reveal that I am carrying a gun. I won't make any mention of it and I will just act like this goes along with my normal attire. Maybe it's all in my head, but I feel like it would level the playing field a little bit. And maybe it just gives me that little boost of confidence that gets me the job.

Do you all feel that carrying a gun to a job interview is okay or totally inappropriate? What if I asked the front desk to hold my gun for me or if I used a little reverse psychology and asked the interviewer to hold my gun for me (with the excuse that its uncomfortable to sit with). I would even make a little joke about how they are the person in charge so they get the gun. Feedback? Thoughts? I'm applying for a computer help desk position if that's relevant.

Are you nuts? ... This is a forum for jobs. ... Did you ever think of applying for a part in a Jackass Movie ... Oh, and by the way job is spelled as such and not "JERB" ...

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Nanlisa in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

36 months ago

They took my jerb in Indianapollis, Indiana said: I'm not in some po dunk town where police don't know the rights of their citizens. So if they call the police and the police question me in their office so be it. I'm unemployed and have the time. I'll bet they dont do it the second time I bring a gun to an interview though. I'll be like "call the sgt. he interviewed me for 90 minutes the last time i had an interview"

As long as my rights aren't violated I'm cool. Otherwise they will face a lawsuit that will hopefully create enough buzz and publicity so that more people find out more about me, see my resume and decide to hire me. Maybe they will think this was a masterful publicity stunt that not only garnered attention to my resume but wasn't completely selfish because it exposed a problem with law enforcement.

What about the employer's rights? What about the employees' rights? What about their right to work in a safe place? I hate to to say this, but you are very selfish! Nobody in their right mind would want to take a gun to a job interview! This is ludicris! If they escort you off the premise, call the police on you, and send you to jail, that's on you!

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Someone in Sacramento, California

36 months ago

Unless the job is shooting stuff no don't show off your gun and even then. Not sure if showing off your guns helps, feel it might be the same tbh.

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Anonymous in Downers Grove, Illinois

35 months ago

Here's a friendly tip, make sure your sports jacket is sized to include a gun holster.

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