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Posted: 10/29/2006 1:16:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2006 1:31:00 AM EST by NorthernBornRebel]
I am a manager at an auto parts store and last night I was waiting for time to pass, holding the counter up and ignoring the new guy I was training when a a customer came in and started BSing with me.

The new guy was tired and said "Somebody shoot me!" and the customer responded "I got a .45 in the car!"

I figured I could get in an intelligent firearms discussion to pass the time (boy was I wrong), so I asked the guy wat kind of .45 he had. He said it was an Ithica 1911...he said "when I got out of the Marines, they let me buy my 1911 and my M-14, because they were getting rid of them.

Joe, the employee I was training, said "I like my sawed off shotgun better"

The customer and I both asked how long the barrel was, and Joe responded "about this long" spreading his thumb and index finger apart approx 6 inches.

I asked if he had filled out all the proper forms and he said yes, and then the customer asked if Joe had a class 3 license. Joe said "yes, and I also have my concealed handgun license" and then walked off.

The customer then said "I was allowed to keep my class 3 license when I got out of the Marines b/c I was an armorer."

I should have known better than to continue the conversation, but I then stated that I was in the process of building an AR, and the customer said "Oh, people always ask me how to make AR's full auto since I was an armorer, you wanna know how?"

I said, "No, not really" and he said "all you gotta do is file down the selector switch about .02" and it will spin all the way around making it full auto."

I said "wow, ok I gotta go" and quickly ignored the ass clown.

After the customer left, I switched my focus to Joe. I asked what kind of firearm he carried. He said "Just because I have a CHL doesn't mean I HAVE to carry."

I said, "No shit, but when you do carry, what do you carry?"

and he responded, "Oh, I have carried all kinds of stuff......Glocks, Dillingers"

I thought....WTF is a dillinger??!!

So I asked "What kind of Glock do you carry?

He responded "Ahh...I can't remember, but I usually carry my dillinger, it's my favorite."

Then I asked "What caliber of 'dillinger' do you carry?"

He said "I don't know what it is but it will blow a big hole in somebody!"

All in all, both guys were dumb asses and I am very glad I don't have to work with that ass hat anymore!
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 1:21:26 AM EST

I am a manager at Autozone and last night I was waiting for time to pass, holding the counter up and ignoring the new guy I was training

All b.s aside, in my organization you would be fired asap.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 1:26:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2006 1:26:42 AM EST by greenranger]
In my organization you would be promoted!

MRCLEAN4HIRE, do you ever sleep?


GR
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 1:26:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By greenranger:
In my organization you would be promoted!


GR


You must be a gov't employee
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 1:27:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By greenranger:
In my organization you would be promoted!

MRCLEAN4HIRE, do you ever sleep?


GR


Not when I'm doing payroll.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 1:28:12 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2006 1:30:30 AM EST by NorthernBornRebel]
Glad I don't work in your organization, MRClean. Just to clarify, I was bored and holding up the counter because everything that needed to be done was already completed.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 1:29:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:

Originally Posted By greenranger:
In my organization you would be promoted!


GR


You must be a gov't employee





Link Posted: 10/29/2006 1:33:47 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2006 2:23:22 AM EST by pv74]
Surpised you never heard of a Dillinger...

They are an extremly popular CCW piece.

I have one in .45...



Link Posted: 10/29/2006 1:43:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2006 1:43:37 AM EST by PanzerMK7]
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Link Posted: 10/29/2006 2:29:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By pv74:
Surpised you never heard of a Dillinger...

They are an extremly popular CCW piece.

I have one in .45...



Mine is in .357Dillinger. That's a necked down 12ga.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 2:40:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2006 4:32:23 AM EST by GeorgeInNePa]

Originally Posted By Jacketch:

Originally Posted By pv74:
Surpised you never heard of a Dillinger...

They are an extremly popular CCW piece.

I have one in .45...



Mine is in .357Dillinger. That's a necked down 12ga.


Well, obviously you're not professional enough to carry the .50Dillinger, like me. It's a necked-UP .44.

Link Posted: 10/29/2006 4:28:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By Jacketch:

Originally Posted By pv74:
Surpised you never heard of a Dillinger...

They are an extremly popular CCW piece.

I have one in .45...



Mine is in .357Dillinger. That's a necked down 12ga.


Mine was the same, except it was 302 bored out to 350 with a Hurst shifter. Once I caught a 75lb bass with it......I lent it to a guy and now he can't find it.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 4:46:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By pv74:
Surpised you never heard of a Dillinger...

They are an extremly popular CCW piece.

I have one in .45...





So do I!!!!! Ithica made it, the Army let me keep it when I got out. Mine is a full auto single shot.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 5:25:25 AM EST
Where can I get one those Dillingers? You know, the ones that will blow a big hole in somebody? I'll bet I could make it full auto by filing down the firing pin.....and why didn't they let me keep any guns when I got out of the Marines? Damnit! Screwed again!
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 6:56:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By junebug68:
Where can I get one those Dillingers? You know, the ones that will blow a big hole in somebody? I'll bet I could make it full auto by filing down the firing pin.....and why didn't they let me keep any guns when I got out of the Marines? Damnit! Screwed again!


Dooooood! Don't you know anything. All the Dillingers gots "da Switch"
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 7:01:00 AM EST
This should be called, "Tales From South Carolina"
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 7:02:02 AM EST
and hired Joe blow because...
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 7:04:58 AM EST
I situations like this you allways need to tell them "I've never seen a dillinger you want to go to the range with me?" Shuts up the blowhards quick.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 7:16:22 AM EST
i've always wondered... why do people say shit like that? seriously.


Link Posted: 10/29/2006 7:20:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
I am a manager at Autozone and last night I was waiting for time to pass, holding the counter up and ignoring the new guy I was training

All b.s aside, in my organization you would be fired asap.


And the top cut off your jeep!
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 7:20:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2006 7:21:43 AM EST by Beltfedleadhead]
I've resolved to calling them on their own bullshit, and not letting them get away with it.

I had a guy in the local Dick's Sporting Goods tell me that he had an "FN PT90" on order, and that his buddy was in Iraq (where else) and was going to score him some "military 100 round mags" for it because they were so cheap, and that was what everyone over there used.

I have two problems with this.

A- He is lying and thinks I'm an idiot and will believe anything he says because he's behind the gun counter.

B- He's an idiot and doesn't know any better, so he eats up and regurgitates any gun myth he hears. In either case he doesn't belong behind a counter, selling guns.

So, no more will I sit through this bullshit. As soon as I hear something moronic, I'm going to tell him what he's full of and where he can stick it.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 7:33:12 AM EST
Yeah I will call people on their BS whenever I can.


Oh you got ______? DUDE, you HAVE to bring it in sometime so I can take a look at it!



They usually end up floating along to bother someone else.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 7:37:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By NorthernBornRebel:


Joe, the employee I was training, said "I like my sawed off shotgun better"



That, right there, is hilarious. Absolutely hilarious.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 7:39:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2006 7:47:26 AM EST by KA3B]

Originally Posted By pv74:
Surpised you never heard of a Dillinger...
They are an extremly popular CCW piece.
I have one in .45...


.44, .45, whatever....
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 7:41:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By pv74:
Surpised you never heard of a Dillinger...


I heard a Dillinger is a cross between The Shocker and a Dirty Sanchez....
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 7:54:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By fxntime:

Originally Posted By pv74:
Surpised you never heard of a Dillinger...

They are an extremly popular CCW piece.

I have one in .45...





So do I!!!!! Ithica made it, the Army let me keep it when I got out. Mine is a full auto single shot.


Best Quip Award for this thread!
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 7:59:32 AM EST
He didn't say he carries "a dillinger", he said he carried "Dillinger", meaning he has a '20's gangster on stand by..............................
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 8:06:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By OLY-M4gery:
He didn't say he carries "a dillinger", he said he carried "Dillinger", meaning he has a '20's gangster on stand by..............................


Or possibly a Dillinger is the remnants of a Dirty Sanchez and he wants you to know he carries one sometimes.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 8:17:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
I am a manager at Autozone and last night I was waiting for time to pass, holding the counter up and ignoring the new guy I was training

All b.s aside, in my organization you would be fired asap.


If your organiztion really treats their employees like that:

1. someone will sue them into next year eventually and...

2. they will inevitably go out of business.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 8:22:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By Tim84K10:

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
I am a manager at Autozone and last night I was waiting for time to pass, holding the counter up and ignoring the new guy I was training

All b.s aside, in my organization you would be fired asap.


If your organiztion really treats their employees like that:

1. someone will sue them into next year eventually and...

2. they will inevitably go out of business.


Is this based on your worldly experience? Aren't you suppose to be studying for your ACT?
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 8:35:17 AM EST
The scary part is your coworker and the customer both probably worked in a gun store or had tables at gun shows at some point in their lives.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 8:39:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2006 8:41:27 AM EST by Tim84K10]

Originally Posted By DigDug:

Originally Posted By Tim84K10:

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
I am a manager at Autozone and last night I was waiting for time to pass, holding the counter up and ignoring the new guy I was training

All b.s aside, in my organization you would be fired asap.


If your organiztion really treats their employees like that:

1. someone will sue them into next year eventually and...

2. they will inevitably go out of business.


Is this based on your worldly experience? Aren't you suppose to be studying for your ACT?


I took the ACT yesterday.

Yes, it's based on my experience. I was once, too, a manager at an Autozone.

That company makes a LOT of profit, and they're afraid to fire people because of the legal backlash.

I did fire a man that was my father's age finally, though. He had been written up for termination 3 times that week and at least ten times that month. Whenever he showed up, he was drunk. I couldn't accuse him of being drunk or tell him that I was sending him home for that reason, nor could I fire him when he was drunk.

Finally, I fired him for job abandonment when he didn't show up for two days in a row. He showed up on the third day, late, and sober, at which time I handed him his termination papers.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 8:44:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By OLY-M4gery:
He didn't say he carries "a dillinger", he said he carried "Dillinger", meaning he has a '20's gangster on stand by..............................


ask him if "john" got heavy
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 8:50:27 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2006 8:54:06 AM EST by DK-Prof]

Originally Posted By Tim84K10:

Originally Posted By DigDug:

Originally Posted By Tim84K10:

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
I am a manager at Autozone and last night I was waiting for time to pass, holding the counter up and ignoring the new guy I was training

All b.s aside, in my organization you would be fired asap.


If your organiztion really treats their employees like that:

1. someone will sue them into next year eventually and...

2. they will inevitably go out of business.


Is this based on your worldly experience? Aren't you suppose to be studying for your ACT?


I took the ACT yesterday.

Yes, it's based on my experience. I was once, too, a manager at an Autozone.

That company makes a LOT of profit, and they're afraid to fire people because of the legal backlash.

I did fire a man that was my father's age finally, though. He had been written up for termination 3 times that week and at least ten times that month. Whenever he showed up, he was drunk. I couldn't accuse him of being drunk or tell him that I was sending him home for that reason, nor could I fire him when he was drunk.

Finally, I fired him for job abandonment when he didn't show up for two days in a row. He showed up on the third day, late, and sober, at which time I handed him his termination papers.



I've found that a LOT of people on ar15.com have very little grasp of how labor law (especially with respect for hiring, firing and lawsuits) actually works.

If an autozone is located in an "at-will" employment state (which Illinois is), for instance, nobody should be worried about firing employees (unless they are specifically fired because of age, race, disability, etc,) and the chance of "legal backlash" is practically nonexistent.

(Unless of course, there is a specific contract that covers the employment, in which case employees have to be fired based on specific terms or violations of the contract - but I don't believe stores like autozone have contracts with their regular store employees)
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 9:20:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2006 9:21:45 AM EST by Tim84K10]

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By Tim84K10:

Originally Posted By DigDug:

Originally Posted By Tim84K10:

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
I am a manager at Autozone and last night I was waiting for time to pass, holding the counter up and ignoring the new guy I was training

All b.s aside, in my organization you would be fired asap.


If your organiztion really treats their employees like that:

1. someone will sue them into next year eventually and...

2. they will inevitably go out of business.


Is this based on your worldly experience? Aren't you suppose to be studying for your ACT?


I took the ACT yesterday.

Yes, it's based on my experience. I was once, too, a manager at an Autozone.

That company makes a LOT of profit, and they're afraid to fire people because of the legal backlash.

I did fire a man that was my father's age finally, though. He had been written up for termination 3 times that week and at least ten times that month. Whenever he showed up, he was drunk. I couldn't accuse him of being drunk or tell him that I was sending him home for that reason, nor could I fire him when he was drunk.

Finally, I fired him for job abandonment when he didn't show up for two days in a row. He showed up on the third day, late, and sober, at which time I handed him his termination papers.



I've found that a LOT of people on ar15.com have very little grasp of how labor law (especially with respect for hiring, firing and lawsuits) actually works.

If an autozone is located in an "at-will" employment state (which Illinois is), for instance, nobody should be worried about firing employees (unless they are specifically fired because of age, race, disability, etc,) and the chance of "legal backlash" is practically nonexistent.

(Unless of course, there is a specific contract that covers the employment, in which case employees have to be fired based on specific terms or violations of the contract - but I don't believe stores like autozone have contracts with their regular store employees)


Corporate policies are implemented throughout, without regard to local/state legislation that would allow for more liberal firing policies. It doesn't matter if it's Florida, they're not going to fire people for any and no reason.

Further, there have been recent economic studies on the effect of employee turnover on large companies. Believe it or not, it is sometimes more cost effective to keep someone that is marginally productive vs. firing them and hiring someone new, who may or may not be more productive than the person that they replaced.

Either way, I agree with you that employees that don't do their job efficiently should be fired at the option of their management, but in the real world with so many other variables, it doesn't always happen.

Call it the influence of socialist propoganda on our society....but it happens.
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