Coworker claims he's a felon

Unfortunately, the company has every right to say if you can carry or not when you work for them.

I look at it this way, I have every right to say if I will allow something in my home - it’s my right. The company has the same right. So if I want my rights respected, I have to respect their rights.

Oh I understand. I’m not mad about the fact that I can’t carry. I’m just frustrated that A) he threatened to fire me and B) it was all a misunderstanding to begin with because he wasn’t clear. Thus the threat was completely unnecessary and an overreaction on his part.

Hopefully he takes this as a learning experience and will update the employee manual, @luke_ouellette!

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It’s called work you know for a reason. :wink:

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I just saw this post, I worked construction for a time and had two coworkers that were convicted felons. They did federal time.

The first time I got in one of the guys car, he said oh hey I forgot. I’m a convicted felon, I cannot be in a vehicle or around anyone with or in possession of weapons specifically firearms or ammunition. If you have any said items or feel uncomfortable being in a vehicle with me I respectfully will have to ask you not be in my vehicle. Sorry I have to make sure I don’t get myself in trouble again.

I thought he was joking, and he told me he never had a problem just straightened out cleaned up and has a lot to lose with his family and kids so he has to be sure he is responsible to stay out of trouble. Not anyone’s responsibility but his own.

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Wow! I’m impressed with the guy you’re talking about. It takes a big person to own their past and be so accountable!

This sounds strange, but the world needs more people like that felon turned out to be!

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I knew him before he joined the US Army. He’s a combat vet who came back and fell on hard times. He owns up and faces his consequences, he’s trying to be the best he can all around especially for his family.

He doesn’t blame for anything or anyone but himself and accepts it, he’s not proud of it but vows to only do better from here out.

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And that’s all we can ask of someone, isn’t it, @KenM? Hopefully, his family appreciates his growth and doesn’t hold the past against him.

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All I can say is behind every successful man is a strong woman

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@luke_ouellette Tennessee is like Alabama and it’s what they call right to hire/right to fire meaning you can walk in the door and they tell you that you’re fired and never have to give you the reason why. If they even think that you may be doing something wrong and have no proof, but still feel like they have something to fire you over they probably will especially if someone there just doesn’t like having you around and that’s all it takes.

A lot of dudes I served with fell on hard times, myself included. Some of us straightened out, and some others had to go to prison to straighten out. Others died. Stories like that pull a bit at the old heart strings. I hope one day he can pay to get exonerated.

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He’s doing what he can, I see him from time to time. He’s a hard worker and loves his family. It’s all working out. Glad to see and hear you’re doing good as well

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Oh, I’m doing great. I’m in school, and bettering myself. Plus I don’t know if you noticed, but I have a bunch of sweet guns and shoot them often. :smiley: You seem to have a bunch of cool guns as well!

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Yessir good times indeed, I’m a simple guy I use what I like and what I’m comfortable with and the 2 is 1 mindset. My uncle came over this last weekend and wanted to see my latest and greatest. He laughed and said holy smokes, that’s more than I remembered, I said I didn’t have a fire team back then.

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