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    Why Politics & Work Don't Mix

    Hmm...now I know why I don't discuss politics with colleagues.

    Florida man stabs, kills pro-Trump boss on turnpike during political argument

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A worker with anti-government views fatally stabbed his Trump-supporting boss at a Florida Turnpike construction site and placed an American flag next to the body after they got into a political argument, deputies said Tuesday.
    I guess there are other reasons not to talk politics at work. But, one has to be that the odds of a heated discussion becoming violent in this current political climate is highly likely, IMO.

    What not to talk about with work mates:

    1. Abortion
    2. Religion
    3. Climate Change
    4. Trump
    5. Hillary, Pelosi, AOC, Schiff...


    Just to name a few.
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    Re: Why Politics & Work Don't Mix

    Also - avoid working with "Florida man".
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    Re: Why Politics & Work Don't Mix

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Also - avoid working with "Florida man".
    Passing very strict trowel control laws is the obvious answer.
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    Re: Why Politics & Work Don't Mix

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Hmm...now I know why I don't discuss politics with colleagues.

    Florida man stabs, kills pro-Trump boss on turnpike during political argument



    I guess there are other reasons not to talk politics at work. But, one has to be that the odds of a heated discussion becoming violent in this current political climate is highly likely, IMO.

    What not to talk about with work mates:

    1. Abortion
    2. Religion
    3. Climate Change
    4. Trump
    5. Hillary, Pelosi, AOC, Schiff...


    Just to name a few.
    I think that talking about Trump to any supporter of his should be placed on the top of the list you've made. I think things have gone beyond contentious. That's the level that divided people at their Christmas dinners in 2017. No, this has gotten out of hand so much that people are going to murder others, even friends as the guy in the article, over Trump.

    I just can't emphasize it often enough. This is all part of Putin's plan to divide this country and he brilliantly pulled it off and all by using one tool, Trump.







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    Re: Why Politics & Work Don't Mix

    Quote Originally Posted by HumblePi View Post
    I think that talking about Trump to any supporter of his should be placed on the top of the list you've made. I think things have gone beyond contentious. That's the level that divided people at their Christmas dinners in 2017. No, this has gotten out of hand so much that people are going to murder others, even friends as the guy in the article, over Trump.

    I just can't emphasize it often enough. This is all part of Putin's plan to divide this country and he brilliantly pulled it off and all by using one tool, Trump.
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    Re: Why Politics & Work Don't Mix

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Passing very strict trowel control laws is the obvious answer.
    Oh oh, and screwdrivers! Ice picks, too!

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    Re: Why Politics & Work Don't Mix

    I don't talk politics at work. There's no upside.

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    Re: Why Politics & Work Don't Mix

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Passing very strict trowel control laws is the obvious answer.
    no way
    the victim is to blame because he failed to carry his personal trowel for self defense
    in other words, he was asking for it

    remember, the best way to stop a trowel is with a trowel
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Why Politics & Work Don't Mix

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    I don't talk politics at work. There's no upside.
    of course there is. this is the opportunity to identify the likely assholes
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Why Politics & Work Don't Mix

    There's a website called fark.com which has snarky news items in one line, with an icon such as 'funny' or 'scary' for each. Florida had so many crazy people stories that they created a "Florida" label, the only state that got its own icon.

    For a random example, here's the most recent Florida item:

    "Javier Ortiz, a white police officer in charge of defending officers involved in high-profile shootings of unarmed black men, has twice claimed to be black in order to get promotions. And it gets worse"

    Miami police officer accused of racism defends decision to claim to be black.

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