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Just a few more weeks until I don’t have to hear how I am a racist at work anymore. Trying to stay

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posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 10:48 AM
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I actually like my job and the majority of my co-workers. All are hard working people with a sense of humor…until recently. The liberals in the crew are venting political rage lately, something that was never talked about before.

One of the guys asked me if I was voting for Obama, to which I replied, “Nope, I’m writing it in this time.”

His reply was typical, “And that’s why this Country is in the shape it’s in, because of you Republicans.”

Huh? Where did that come from?


Did he not hear what I said? I asked him. I’m writing in a third party candidate. I’m voting for neither Obama nor Romney.

Then he went on a tirade that I need to do my research and how this economy is booming again and College will be free, the rich will finally be brought down and that I have no right to own a gun, etc. etc.

When I hit him with some facts on both Obama and Romney, (Not even in-depth ones, just the ones the MSM have all pointed out) and said I had done my research. I wanted to tell him more but he was becoming visibly agitated.

His reply was that I wasn’t voting for Obama is because he is black.

Once again…WTF?

I’m hoping that this all quiets down after the elections. I normally liked the guy until recently with all his political talk and he has dragged others into the mess. It’s hurting the workplace.

I just have to be patient, but if this keeps up, I’m outta there and will let the management know exactly why I left.

I just don’t need this aggravation. I’m retired and am supposed to be enjoying life.

It will irritate me, but I’ll survive and find another job that I enjoy.




posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 10:54 AM
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Agreed, I'm glad that this election cycle is finally drawing to an end. I'm sick of how everyone in my social circle, somehow, transformed into a pundit.


Peace.
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posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 10:55 AM
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Using the "race card" when it doesn't apply is the sign of a weak mind and a weaker argument...don't worry, he'll be his own undoing.



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 10:55 AM
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So one political conversation makes you want to quit your job? Its pretty simple to diffuse, but you took the bait. Next time someone wants to talk politics with you at work just tell them out right. I'd prefer not to discuss politics at the workplace. period end of story.

Shut them down before it starts. Not voting for Obama doesn't make anyone a racist. Its a personal decision. Some people enjoy political banter at work, just let them know your not one of them.



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 10:56 AM
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Can't say that I blame you any at all.

I said something on here about not supporting Obama and a liberal jumps in and threw out the race card. For no reason at all.



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 11:03 AM
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Safest bet is never to discuss two things outside of your own home-politics and religion. People lose their heads and their manners.



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 11:09 AM
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Originally posted by MrStyx
So one political conversation makes you want to quit your job? Its pretty simple to diffuse, but you took the bait. Next time someone wants to talk politics with you at work just tell them out right. I'd prefer not to discuss politics at the workplace. period end of story.

Shut them down before it starts. Not voting for Obama doesn't make anyone a racist. Its a personal decision. Some people enjoy political banter at work, just let them know your not one of them.


Actually I do enjoy political banter, but where I work is a pretty hectic place and there really is no time for conversation except during breaks.

What I described was basically the first conversation and it has gotten progressively worse. What once was a unified workforce that once talked work, sports and Coast to Coast topics, now is divided.

When he tries to bait me nowadays, I tell him that he knows where I stand and I have to get back to work.

But he has allies now and they grind on the others as well, who for the most part keep their mouth shut and let them ramble, though not always.

When one of the dock bosses told one guy to shut up and get back to work, the guy threatened a racial discrimination suit.

The dock boss laughed and said, "Well, you know where the front office is, go for it."


That guy doesn't say a whole lot anymore. He wants to keep his job.



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 11:11 AM
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Originally posted by PrplHrt
Safest bet is never to discuss two things outside of your own home-politics and religion. People lose their heads and their manners.


But I love to discuss those topics.

That's how I learn, by listening to others point of views. In a non confrontational manner of course.

I get a lot of free beer that way too.



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 11:11 AM
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I’m hoping that this all quiets down after the elections. I normally liked the guy until recently with all his political talk and he has dragged others into the mess. It’s hurting the workplace.

I just have to be patient, but if this keeps up, I’m outta there and will let the management know exactly why I left.

I just don’t need this aggravation. I’m retired and am supposed to be enjoying life.

Sounds like their passions are getting the best of them. You could always just answer: "Maybe" when someone asks if you're going to vote for Obama.

It's none of their business. Saying "maybe" will shut them down from attacking you, but it might encourage them to try to convince you. So then, you say, "I am aware of those things, thanks."

End of chat!
Good luck.....funny how these hot-button issues can wreak havoc among people who otherwise liked each other.
Sad, really.



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 11:14 AM
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Don't feel like the Lone Ranger, I don't know where you live but those same people are here in my city/state as well. Considering what looks like almost a dead heat, they are equally scattered everywhere.
Even here in the forums, many are wound tighter than a pocket watch. I expect it here because everyone is so anonymous.

People are very passionate and heavily opinionated about this election, best thing to do is ignore ignorance

You're retired, go do something else that you enjoy. It's a hopeless battle here our country is divided, our destiny is obvious.


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posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 11:19 AM
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But I love to discuss those topics.

That's how I learn, by listening to others point of views. In a non confrontational manner of course.

I get a lot of free beer that way too.

See? You've got it down, bro!

I love to discuss it, too, unless the person is being belligerent, then you KNOW they aren't listening, they are just thinking of what they're going to say next. Poor conversation skills.



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 11:19 AM
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Your reply shouldve been... And youre just voting for him because hes black.
Then walked away



His reply was that I wasn’t voting for Obama is because he is black.

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posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 11:24 AM
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The fact that he brought up race as a variable makes him the racist. In no way shape or form does the colour of one's skin have anything to do with politics, and to bring it up shows that the colour of Obama's skin plays a part in his choice. He's giving hypocrisy a very very bad name.

All I can say is...stop the world I want to get off.



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 11:27 AM
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Originally posted by TDawgRex
One of the guys asked me if I was voting for Obama, to which I replied, “Nope, I’m writing it in this time.”

His reply was typical, “And that’s why this Country is in the shape it’s in, because of you Republicans.”

Huh? Where did that come from?




It comes from the fact that Democrats assume they are fighting for the underdog so they feel they hold the moral high ground.

Yet they choose to ignore that as individuals they could help other people but choose not to.

They much prefer the state and other people to foot the bill of their left wing dreams. But not themselves.







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posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 11:30 AM
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Sorry to hear about it but some people will never change the way they think. To them things are simple it's all black and white.



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 11:30 AM
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Why oh Why do people bring politics to work place.. /sigh.....

even if there is a nut asking what party you are voting for, don;t say anything! simple.

Same goes with religion, you would assume working in a research lab would make people more logical right.. nope, i found a hardcore religious nut in my lab, whom i worked with for 2 years. All i did was tell a small joke and it escalated into lecture...i was smart enough to end the convo with ..."i guess.." and walked away saying that my break is up.

Some lessons i learned, never share you strict opinion on such matter to co-workers, remember, chances are they are going to be with you for a long time(assuming this isn't some mickeyDs part time job).

OP it seems like you wanted to argue, since you started lecturing him back etc, what did you have in mind when you try to debate him?

Smartest thing is to leave, get away from him, subtly. What you got into is your own fault.



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 11:31 AM
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What do you expect? Obama's propaganda machine (The MSM) is busy at work inciting racial tensions to deflect from Obama's horrible record and lack of leadership.




posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 11:35 AM
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Its pretty sad that people cannot see past the ingrained Hegelian Dialectic - not to mention understand a basic Propositional Logical Fallacy.

I feel like the 'smartest' idiot in my social circles.


IMHO people do not care to understand, only to know.



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 11:36 AM
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By the way why are you guys even voting haven't you seen this.......




posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 11:38 AM
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I don't think it'll stop after the election. Sour grapes come to mind.

Good luck though!




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