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Receptionist opened my Glock .22 kit at work today!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Min, Aug 2, 2004.

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  1. Min

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    My Glock .22 kit came at work, and the receptionist girl opened the box that was innocently marked (no firearms-related name on the outside). She freaked out!

    She told my boss, who called me into his office. He gave the box to me, and then asked me if it was legal to receive such an item. I explained to him that only the frame/receiver required the FFL dealer.

    My boss was pretty understanding about it - saying it was just a barrel mainly.

    I live in Austin, a very liberal part of Texas. The girl is typical. All guns are evil. :rolleyes:


    Anyway, it was more drama than I expected. Why did she open a package that clearly did not have her name on it? :fire:
     
  2. atek3

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    3 years ago i made the mistake of having ammo shipped to my work. stupid idea. Glock 22 kit to work...stupid idea. legality aside most businesses are dumb and anti-gun. The two mix to provide a powerful incentive not to have gun-related items shipped to work.

    atek3
     
  3. Noban

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    Something similar happened to me a few years ago. I was planning a vacation, and had ordered some small gun-related parts from Cabellas. Not wanting the package to linger on my front porch, I gave my work address and told the gun-friendly receptionist to expect the delivery, and no need to open to package.

    No problem.......until a black powder rifle that was backordered came in and they shipped it to my office, and the new receptionist opened it. Everyone knows me as a harmless gun enthusiast, so I heard a lot of jokes upon my return, with no one's panties in a bunch.
     
  4. Min

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    It's no big deal, really.

    I just would rather keep my politics to myself at work, is all. Oh well, so now people know I'm pro-2nd admendment.
     
  5. SLCDave

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    Did you boss question the receptionist why she was committing the federal offense of "mail tampering"?

    [​IMG]
     
  6. cordex

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    Depending on who in my office opened the package, they'd either ignore it and put it on my desk or demand that I take them out to play with it.
     
  7. Sam Adams

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    Since I'm the boss, my receptionist had better not act like this one did (I only have a small office, I'm not some high and mightly exec with 500 or more people under him).

    However, I've worked for companies that have a policy of opening all mail that come into their premises, regardless of how it is marked. I detested such a policy, mainly because of privacy issues. It also ticked me off to no end that it was a choice between that kind of treatment or having packages left on my doorstep all day long. Thankfully, there was a bit of a revolt at this particular office by some of the higher ups, so the policy took a dirt nap.

    Nonetheless, I think that practicality demands that any gun owner who wishes to have gun-related stuff shipped to them at a place where they are merely an employee had better know what the company's policy is. If it is "open all packages, no matter what," then you've got to think about some other arrangement, esp. in an anti-gun environment.
     
  8. CWatson

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    You should invite both the receptionist and your boss to try it out.

    CW
     
  9. R.H. Lee

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    Now you've gone and done it. You'll be the subject of furtive stares and whispered conversations. "Workplace Violence" will be the topic of the next staff meeting. Your desk will be searched for weapons and Prozac prescriptions in your absence. :p
     
  10. Min

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    RileyMC, yep better clear out the desk of all questionable items. :)
     
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    Fortunately where I work, The guard up front opening the packages is a retired Navy Chief, who shoots more than I do.
     
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    I had a 7.62x39 upper and drum mag for an AR shipped to work once. (cleared it with my buddy near the top of security first -- big company)

    It just so happenned that the day it arrived, the boss was having a problem with some of the other people keeping incoming computers at their desks for inordinate amounts of time. I'm setting there working on my stuff, and he asks all of us, "OK, does anybody else have anything that doesn't belong here?"

    Of course, being so completely me, I had to say "Yes" and point ot the boxes. Unwapping everything and then convincing him that an 'evil looking' AR upper was not legally a firearm was an adventure.

    :evil:
     
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    Stuff delivered to the reception area gets opened unless marked "personal" or "confidential". Stuff delivered to receiving doesn't get opened.

    Not a big deal anyway. If reception opens a Bushmaster Dissipater upper, she just puts it on my desk (has, in fact, happened). I wouldn't be the slightest bit surprised if she had checked for clear and replaced the bolt/carrier assembly before dropping it off.

    I love this place.
     
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    Our local UPS man knows me, and since I live so close to work, ends up covering both locations on his route. He likes to drop off packages for me at work even they're addressed for home. Frankly, most of the time, this is a major convienance for me.

    It's going to cause all sorts of havok if I go through with getting my C&R. "Um, Mr. Manager, the UPS guy just accidentally dropped off something that was meant for my home address. I'll be back in 15 minutes."

    "Oh yeah? What is it?"

    "Something Swiss. Some, ah, Special K."
     
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    when we had a real receptionist/front desk filler, all packages that come through regular mail were opened, no matter who they were addressed to.
    now that its done by whomever goes to the box to pick up the mail they only open stuff thats from work-related sources. all personal mail is ignored.

    i would like to see the look on their face if they did open a package addressed to me that had a Cold Steel dropped tanto recon knife in it. :evil:
     

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    That's a funny cartoon.
     
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    This is why I don't have firearm stuff shipped to work...

    I'm on good enough terms with my local gun shop owner that he will let me ship stuff there, and come pick it up after work.
     
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    I have gun stuff delivered to the office all time. Anything with a person's name on it gets delivered unopened. Sometimes heavy packages get delivered without a name. The mail girl has them delivered to me figuring that "it must be more ammo for Drue." Works for me.

    Drue
     
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    I'm not sure, but I think that something coming to a business address is primarily considered to be business mail, even if it's personally address, and as such is subject to being opened by representatitives of the owner.
     
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    We need some more informtion.

    Was the package addressed to you or just the business address?

    How many people in your office?

    Does the receptionist normally open mail and packages and distribute it?
     
  21. Min

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    It had my name on it.
     
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    Was the package addressed to you AT or C/O (name of business), or just you, and then the address?
     
  23. Min

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    It was my name, on top of the company name (for delivery purposes).

    It was a personal package.
     
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    UPS, FEDEX or USPS.

    SLCDave and his poster are right. You should never have a USPS item with your name on it opened by someone else. Delivered to work or not.

    I would have thought the same about all parcels, but so many people are saying that the receptionist opens them that I'm not sure. I never would have thought that someone could open something addressed to me.

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    It was sent UPS Ground.

    I have ordered books from Amazon and had it delivered to work before, and she never opened those.
     
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