posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 01:21 PM
MODS: I don't know if this is in the right place, but since it was pertaining to politics and the election, I put it here. If it is the wrong
place, please move it.
Is anyone else having this issue? Is it still "permissible" to talk about the elections and politics in the workplace?
Now, just to clarify, I work for the government, so this is an odd situation for me.
We have a "guide book" for employees pertaining to political activity. All of it is pretty much easy to understand and fair. No political rallies
at work, no campaigning at work, no wearing of political buttons at work, no running for public office while you are on duty, etc. Those I understand
and agree with.
But, there are a couple of others that really bug me. One, no political bumper-stickers on cars. Now, personally, I don't like bumper-stickers, but
still..... That's just ridiculous.
The one that really gets me is: Employees can discuss politics, the campaigns, and the election......as long as it is not during working hours. And,
now, they are threatening employees with dismissal if they are caught talking about the election to each other during the day while they are at work.
Is anyone else going through this, at either public or private workplaces?