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How to carry a MT when it's not allowed...

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by jazzbone1031, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. jazzbone1031

    jazzbone1031 Loaded Pockets

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    Ok, so I work at a retailer that doesn't allow blades or MTs with blades. I have a Wave that is my constant companion now and REALLY don't want to have to leave it in my bag or car when at work.

    I've thought about buying the pocket clip, but didn't know of it's strong enough to hold up well. Also, I wanted to come here to find out if anyone had any better ideas about this.

    So...any ideas of how to covertly carry my wave on-person? My uniform is plain slack type pants and a polo style shirt...shirt does not have to be tucked in.

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  2. Cheeser
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    Cheeser Hey Bub!

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    Is it worth your job?


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  3. vegassprky
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    If your work says no they must mean it, time to find a new job if you want to carry a MT or sharp.
     
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  4. jazzbone1031

    jazzbone1031 Loaded Pockets

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    Not worth my job. Just wanting to see if anyone had a good way to do it. But I like the job. And no, the ability to carry a MT is not worth losing my job.

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  5. Ross2187

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    If you work in retail (been there, done that) follow your employer's rules. It's the rules for a reason. Although you may be a new hire (forgive me if you're not), they will itch for a reason to fire someone for carrying anything with a blade, especially if a customer freaks out in todays time and climate. Stock boys, morning crew, visuals team, and senior staff are the only ones that that will use supplied tools or utility blades. While I don't know your position or job, its retail, no real reason to carry.
     
  6. jazzbone1031

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    I'm in management. They give us these "bladeless" cutters that are pretty much garbage, and there's always a reason to have my Wave on me...just nothing urgent enough to lose a job over.

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  7. 0dBm

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    Carry it in your trouser pockets AFTER you leave the premises owned or leased by your employer. You are on private property while you are working for that employer. You are in management and therefore part of the team that ensures that company policies are enforced.
     
  8. Cheeser
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    Cheeser Hey Bub!

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    Agree with this ^. As management your role is to set the sample for staff, that example is not that the company rules are to be ignored


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  9. sbillard

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    In your situation I would carry a bladeless multitool.
     
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    Seems like the obvious solution here..
     
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  11. Tromba

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    A once piece multitool on your keys could be a solution. The edge of a lot of tools open boxes fairly well. Some of them even market them as having a box opener which is not a sharp blade.
     
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    chaosmagnet Loaded Pockets

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    The Leatherman Style PS is bladeless, surprisingly useful, and inoffensive looking. I've taken it through TSA checkpoints at least a hundred times. While I don't know what your employer's precise policy is, this is unlikely to get you fired and is still useful.
     
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    Look into a ttPocketool, with boxcutter.

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  14. reppans

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    I would buy a 2nd Wave and cut the knife blade down into something else, like a pry bar. For deep concealment, consider a Remora IWB magazine friction holster - you can tuck a shirt over it and it completely disappears. I would think the Wave clip is just fine, and it is a deep pocket carry clip, but to me, visible clips suggest weapon (folding knife, or gun holster)... since you'd be riding the edge of the corporate policy, I don't think it would be worth drawing attention to.
     
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    I may be jaded because I work in a construction field, but I don't go anywhere without something sharp. I relate the rule of your company like a gun free zone. Just asking for trouble. However, I don't know the company nor you from a whole in the wall, so my opinion really doesn't count for much other than conversation here. What is the reason for that rule? There must have been something "stupid" that happened to there to make that a rule.


    Is there a rule that says you can't modify theirs to make it better?
     
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    Bin the job, if for no other reason than company policy makes you a sitting duck. I have worked retail, wouldn't go back to it under any circumstances.
    Working retail suggests that your a people person with a high tolerance for, shall we say less than courtious individuals (I don't). Frankly you can do better for yourself elsewere.
     
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    I don't think anyone on this forum will offer you assistance in violating your company's policy. Find a bladeless tool or a blade-friendly job.
     
  18. Crash_Fistfight

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    This must be your first job.
    Rules are rules. Live with it or find other employment.
    Simple, really.
     
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    Letterman brewser, or piranha, or the ps.
     
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    If it is just the blade they are freaked out about, take the blade out. Also, sounds like a great reason to buy a Rexford RUT. :p
     
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