Politics in the office

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Dec 2, 2018 20 Comments

In Arkansas everyone is mostly conservative so by default I’m a rational human being with common sense. Every now & then during casual conversations with a coworker I’d get railroaded with controversial terms ie;(caravan, thugs, 2nd amendment, lock her up, welfare, build a wall, pro-life)
It doesn’t help our office has Fox News on in the halls & break-rooms.

What are some ways you’ve professionally handled these conversations?


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TOP 20 Comments
  • New / Eng////
    1. Avoid.
    2. Agree.
    3. Do not engage in conversation.
    Dec 2, 20180
  • Puppet pqXV61
    Moved to a sane state, no longer work with chuds. In all seriousness cultural compatibility is among the most important factors in selecting a workplace to me. I spend a huge chunk of my life at work. I don't want to be around people I loathe, and who loathe me. A place where Fox news on a TV would fly would not be a match.
    Dec 2, 20181
    • State Farm / Eng599
      Yeah, 100% agree.
      Dec 2, 2018
  • SAP / EngWeasel
    Buy a pair of noise canceling headphones 🎧. Best investment is in your own sanity. Sorry. I feel the same way you do. But this is the only thing that has worked for me.
    Dec 2, 20180
  • Apple / EngSchneider
    Don’t put yourself as a liberal - you’ll be thrown out sooner than John Wayne could draw his gun in a western. You are in a state that makes Texas looks like California in political views, so tread carefully.
    Dec 2, 20180
  • Dropbox drl/food
    Maybe grow a pair?
    Dec 2, 20182
    • Amazon 5’6Indian
      Of tits. He’s saying to get on estrogen and accelerate your transition.
      Dec 2, 2018
    • Cisco gmann
      Because 👆 he's a Republican and would like to date you.
      Dec 2, 2018
  • BlackBerry / Other


    Putin is my bitch
    I wouldn’t work for a company where Fucks News is a constant in the halls and break rooms
    Dec 2, 20180
  • Google / EngrRPD43
    Throw the occasional Lenin quote into conversation, but only ones they would agree with. Conversation about big government? Go with "When there is state there can be no freedom, but when there is freedom there will be no state." You can tell them it was Lenin after they give you a "hell yeah."
    Dec 2, 20180
  • Microsoft / EngTier 1
    Pick a third side that your coworkers haven’t thought of before, that way they won’t have any arguments prepared.
    Dec 2, 20182
    • Virtustream / Mgmt


      EMC Corporation
      We have a winrar
      Dec 2, 2018
    • Microsoft / EngTier 1
      For example:

      My stance on abortion isn’t pro life or pro choice, I’m anti-choice.

      Every pregnant womyn should have to go before the death panel who will decide based on factors such as risk to the life of the mother, the wellbeing of the fetus, etc. whether or not the mother must have the child or must have the child aborted.

      My stance on marijuana is:

      Marijuana should be heavily regulated like pharmaceuticals, and only available at a pharmacy in pill form along with pages of disclaimers. However all pharmaceuticals should be available for purchase from a pharmacy, without a prescription.

      My stance on the death penalty:

      There are things worse than death. Why not keep prisoners alive for medical testing?
      Dec 2, 2018
  • When I was at Amazon I never brought up politics and pretended I was a liberal SJW when it did come up. I even told a black colleague that Obama was a great President.
    Dec 2, 20180
  • Uber EMB175
    “2nd amendment” is not a controversial term 🙄
    Dec 2, 20181
  • Broadcom Ltd. rFkd21
    Tell people straight up what your views are when asked, but don’t start political conversations. Change the TV channel to something neutral—HGTV?
    Dec 2, 20180
  • Salesforce cold brew
    Dec 2, 20180
  • Cisco / EngzGcY85
    I was surprised as shit recently when I found out a bunch of colleagues went to the shooting range together once a while back. People crack jokes dissing Trump regularly enough I didn’t really expect them to be ok with guns. The YouTube shooting spooked them a bit apparently and now they’re looking into concealed carry and whatnot.

    So now I have no idea where they sit so I just don’t mention anything one way or another.
    Dec 3, 20180
  • Oracle Kirby123
    Wait, what’s controversial about lock her up? Don’t you want to lock Trump and his family up?
    Dec 2, 20180

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