According to abcnews.go.com, “After a ‘disgruntled’ ex-employee returned to his former workplace near Orlando, Florida, shooting and killing five people, the company said it is ‘heartbroken,’ calling the attack ‘unspeakable.'” The question is: was it unpredictable? Did anyone at the company have an inkling that John Robert Neumann Jr. (always with the middle names!) was going to go postal? And if they did, did anyone consider carrying a gun? Were they even “allowed” to do so? Anyway . . .
In my forty year work career, I’ve rubbed shoulders with some decidedly odd people. Some unsettlingly so. There was one guy at CNN we called “clock tower boy.” As far as I know, he never went postal. But if none of his colleagues would have been particularly surprised. What surprises me: nobody did anything about it. Different days. Well, for me, anyway.
Have you worked with someone who pinged your self-defense radar? Did you do anything about it, whether that meant/means carrying a gun at work of informing the boss?