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The removal of political ideology from the workplace

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posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 01:43 PM
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Yeah I don't let anyone talk politics in my classes. Derails what's important, what they're learning and working on.

Nobody cares if you're a republican who voted for Trump and you hate libtards. And nobody cares if you hate Trump and want him impeached. We're here to work out. All that fantasy stuff that your favorite celbrity on Fox or MSNBC is talking about realy has no bearing on reality.




posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 01:51 PM
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There is a difference between a discussion between employees who consent to being in the discussion and someone proclaiming their political beliefs to all.

With respect, I really don't care what some employees talk about.

But if one of my employees comes to me and complains that someone else is creating a hostile work environment with their political view points being loudly discussed, I would let them know that they need to keep their politics out of the work place. Same with their religion.

So, in some cases , I think that an employer can restrict some topics of conversation at work.

a reply to: Subaeruginosa



posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 02:03 PM
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I can see why it would be annoying to work with political extremists, and I'm a left-leaning moderate myself, but I don't know how ethical it is to discriminate against people's political views when hiring them.

There might be some sort of reasonable recourse to take against people who try to push their views onto others or something. I'm not sure, I'm not an employer.
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posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 02:03 PM
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originally posted by: Wildbob77
There is a difference between a discussion between employees who consent to being in the discussion and someone proclaiming their political beliefs to all.

With respect, I really don't care what some employees talk about.

But if one of my employees comes to me and complains that someone else is creating a hostile work environment with their political view points being loudly discussed, I would let them know that they need to keep their politics out of the work place. Same with their religion.

So, in some cases , I think that an employer can restrict some topics of conversation at work.

a reply to: Subaeruginosa



yeah, if I had someone giving someone else a hard time over who they voted for I'd squash that quick. I can disagree with you but respect you if you voted Democrat or Republican. Most people who are really proud of their political leaning or their party can't respect and opposing view and that's Democrats and Republicans..



posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 02:10 PM
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originally posted by: HunkaHunka
a reply to: MisterSpock

Well , fight fire with fire =)


Your match blew out.



posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 02:11 PM
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a reply to: HunkaHunka

The company you own....

any job openings ?

🚬💨💥



posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 02:12 PM
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If you make it clear to people before they are hired that this is a place of business and it will be free of politics and religion then, I think that you are respecting all employees.

If there is a problem, you have to deal with the source of the problem. Letting them know that you respect their right to their political/religious beliefs but that discussions of their beliefs have caused some people to be upset and that in the future they should practice their religion and or politics outside the work environment.

It only takes one difficult person to upset the chemistry in a work place. If that person persists in being difficult, the employer needs to deal with them in a fair and just fashion.



posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 02:19 PM
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This is exactly my point. Somehow people don’t like playing by the rules of the people who pay them or otherwise put a roof over their heads.

Everybody needs them, by no one cares about them.


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posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 02:27 PM
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I can see how political harassment could be considered to be a threat in the workplace much like sexual harassment, however, no one is forced to disclose their political position.

My wife says she simply keeps her mouth shut at work and does her job. She sees plenty of other idiots constantly blathering on about things that are best left unsaid.


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posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 02:47 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

Yeah I seem to remember growing up with that golden rule of the three things you should never talk about.

1) Sex

2) Politics

3) Religion



posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 02:50 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
I can see how political harassment could be considered to be a threat in the workplace much like sexual harassment, however, no one is forced to disclose their political position.

My wife says she simply keeps her mouth shut at work and does her job. She sees plenty of other idiots constantly blathering on about things that are best left unsaid.



Amen, but you know the types, some liberals and conservatives and they will berate anyone who disagrees with them. If it becomes harassing behavior it needs to be stomped. None of my clients have any idea who I voted for. If I want to argue with people about politics I come here. Where it's expected! LOL



posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 03:14 PM
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It's prudent to keep your politics as secret as your sexual preferences.

recently on a project where I was crew...

Two young men were flashing the white power sign back and forth like nobody knew what they were doing.
A black assistant director spotted them and kicked them off the set. Now they are on a DNC list [do not call] that all producers look at before hiring staff, cast and crew,
and their wanna be careers in the film industry evaporated in less than 10 seconds of dorkyness.
No referrals, no recommendations, no second chances....just out!!

play stupid games, win stupid prizes!!


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posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 03:24 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
It's prudent to keep your politics as secret as your sexual preferences.

recently on a project where I was crew...

Two young men were flashing the white power sign back and forth like nobody knew what they were doing.
A black assistant director spotted them and kicked them off the set. Now they are on a DNC list [do not call] that all producers look at before hiring staff, cast and crew,
and their wanna be careers in the film industry evaporated in less than 10 seconds of dorkyness.
No referrals, no recommendations, no second chances....just out!!

play stupid games, win stupid prizes!!


I wish the industry was as harsh on other things.......like sexual assault and pedo's. I guess it's hard to blacklists those things when it's normally done by those who write the lists.



posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 03:30 PM
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There is politics in general and then politics that the owner doesn't agree with.



posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 03:41 PM
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originally posted by: roadgravel
There is politics in general and then politics that the owner doesn't agree with.


Not just politics, everything....If you come into my place of business to fill out an application for a job and you're wearing brown shoes. You will be shown the door right quick!!

I know it's quirky...Blame Frank Zappa...




posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 03:48 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

I am starting to have problems with humans. Bots and cyborgs only. Maybe a few robots.



posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 03:55 PM
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originally posted by: roadgravel
a reply to: olaru12

I am starting to have problems with humans. Bots and cyborgs only. Maybe a few robots.


Don't panic...

I can introduce you to an inflatable lady made in China. Very realistic....



posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 03:59 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

Not a fan of plastic. Those Burger King commercials scare me. Something about creatures with big plastic heads...

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Maybe it is time to lock the doors and call it quits. Was a good run before PC and all of this modern stuff.
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posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 04:11 PM
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originally posted by: roadgravel
a reply to: olaru12

Not a fan of plastic. Those Burger King commercials scare me. Something about creatures with big plastic heads...

edit:

Maybe it is time to lock the doors and call it quits. Was a good run before PC and all of this modern stuff.


Couple of Happy Meals and you'll be good as new.




posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 04:17 PM
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a reply to: HunkaHunka

I don't believe you own a company, or most of the rest of what you said. Just so you know you can add one more to the list.



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