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Author Topic: Liberal's Survival Guide to Conservative Coworkers  (Read 7152 times)

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Re: Liberal's Survival Guide to Conservative Coworkers
« Reply #60 on: April 29, 2009, 11:21:50 AM »

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Re: Liberal's Survival Guide to Conservative Coworkers
« Reply #61 on: April 29, 2009, 11:39:08 AM »

Holy shit he's bringing back the rail system?  I completely missed that.

TOOT TOOT
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Re: Liberal's Survival Guide to Conservative Coworkers
« Reply #62 on: April 29, 2009, 12:56:25 PM »

Ugh. Yes, by all means, the only way to deal with the stinking conservative untermenschen is to mock them into enlightenment, which is easy to do because their primitive hindbrains instinctively respond to images of Democratic presidents with fits of uncontrollable rage.

Arc, I expected better from you.
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Re: Liberal's Survival Guide to Conservative Coworkers
« Reply #63 on: April 29, 2009, 01:09:04 PM »

In my mind people are allowed to believe whatever they want to and support whatever politician they want to by extention of this.

If people ever ask me what my opinion is, I will tell them what it is in as frank and yet unbeligerent and respectful a manner as possible. Also, if something comes up that makes me want to express my opinion, I will do so, in a respectful and decent manner. I expect my opinion to be respected and so I respect the opinions of others. Anyone who doesn't respect my opinion for what it is, can go get fucked and they can tell me to go get fucked if I do the same to them.

So basically, what is your fucking problem about working with a bunch of conservatives? Do they not pay you unless you vote republican? Are your beliefs so weak and unsubstantiated that having other people around you who don't believe the same thing shakes their foundations and discomforts you? Are you that incapable of social discourse that not sharing a poticial mindset with your peers makes forming an enjoyable relationship with them impossible?
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Re: Liberal's Survival Guide to Conservative Coworkers
« Reply #64 on: April 29, 2009, 01:11:08 PM »

YOU'RE CANADIAN
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Re: Liberal's Survival Guide to Conservative Coworkers
« Reply #65 on: April 29, 2009, 01:27:38 PM »

People can believe whatever they want.  But we have laws that keep people from bashing others in the workplace about it.  Take notes of who, what, and when you were offended on the job.  Take to HR.

And with that the microwave bell indicating I am getting to vested in a serious discussion has gone off.
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Re: Liberal's Survival Guide to Conservative Coworkers
« Reply #66 on: April 29, 2009, 01:46:32 PM »

Too bad HR has good odds of thinking his namby-pamby god-hating liberal self is just exaggerating. But seriously, if they're really being that childish, be childish right back and tell teacher.
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Re: Liberal's Survival Guide to Conservative Coworkers
« Reply #67 on: April 29, 2009, 01:48:11 PM »

At this point, I give the hell up.

Yeah, see, that was the problem. You went in expecting to win. This sort of thing takes years of ideological osmosis for it to work. Most national political shifts come from the mindless middle's gut reaction of "vote for other guy when things are shit", not some clever argument.

Are your beliefs so weak and unsubstantiated that having other people around you who don't believe the same thing shakes their foundations and discomforts you?

I cannot for the life of me think of a scenario where that has ever happened. And I don't mean personally, either. Usually it's just people thinking their ideas are correct and the opponent's are dangerous and horribly misguided, at best. The latter is rather easily demonstrable for the Republican Party. So, not seeing the problem with being hostile to it.
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Re: Liberal's Survival Guide to Conservative Coworkers
« Reply #68 on: April 29, 2009, 01:55:17 PM »

Yeah, I dunno about you guys, but on the LOL SRS SIDE I'm pretty much with the other Canadian.

Always kills me how polarized thiings are down there. Geez.
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Re: Liberal's Survival Guide to Conservative Coworkers
« Reply #69 on: April 29, 2009, 01:59:18 PM »

Political discrimination is a real thing down here.

It's not covered by the Bill of Rights.
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Re: Liberal's Survival Guide to Conservative Coworkers
« Reply #70 on: April 29, 2009, 02:05:55 PM »

We could always ask Arc to ban the ips of Dohl's workplace, thereby solving all of his problems.

Also, teaching him not to surf the internet at work.
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Re: Liberal's Survival Guide to Conservative Coworkers
« Reply #71 on: April 29, 2009, 02:06:44 PM »

If he hasn't learned that lesson by now...
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Re: Liberal's Survival Guide to Conservative Coworkers
« Reply #72 on: April 29, 2009, 02:11:48 PM »

We could always ask Arc to ban the ips of Dohl's workplace, thereby solving all of his problems.

...you know, that might be feasable, at least until this bullshit blows over.

I'm also printing that Daily Kos article and sticking it up on the wall.

EDIT: It DID actually warm my heart today to see one of them have Bandit Keith plastered all over their desktop background.
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Re: Liberal's Survival Guide to Conservative Coworkers
« Reply #73 on: April 29, 2009, 02:13:08 PM »

Always kills me how polarized thiings are down there. Geez.

What do you expect from a two-party system.  Being in the middle on one thing means you have to give away another thing that's important to you.
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Re: Liberal's Survival Guide to Conservative Coworkers
« Reply #74 on: April 29, 2009, 02:35:19 PM »

So, Dohl, did you actually want help, or did you want our help pouring gas on the fire?
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Re: Liberal's Survival Guide to Conservative Coworkers
« Reply #75 on: April 29, 2009, 02:40:11 PM »

EDIT: It DID actually warm my heart today to see one of them have Bandit Keith plastered all over their desktop background.

No see, this is good, now you know you have something in common, and maybe that's a starting point so you guys can start getting along.

I really fail to see why it is so important whether someone is a liberal or a conservative or whatever other titles people will come up with later.
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Re: Liberal's Survival Guide to Conservative Coworkers
« Reply #76 on: April 29, 2009, 02:45:23 PM »

weeeeeeell one side just spent the last 10 years haphazardly dismantling everything worthwhile that our nation stands for so they would no longer need to be the slightest bit apprehensive about publicly baring their naked greed and hatred
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Re: Liberal's Survival Guide to Conservative Coworkers
« Reply #77 on: April 29, 2009, 03:09:55 PM »

Leave it to Department of Transportation to actually ANSWER a clearly rhetorical question that was clearly directed at the thread starter in the first place...

My point was just that if McDohl is seriously having a problem here, then it's because his self-esteem is too low to work with a bunch of people who don't see exactly eye-to-eye with him and don't automatically like him without him doing anything to warrent them doing so. I mean, I love working with people who have similar interests and beliefs as much as the next person, but I think that once you are out of your teens, you need to be able to meet people and form healthy relationships with them without "bullying" resulting. Like, I don't know enough about the situation to make any call on anything, but someone at Dohl's work needs to grow up is all I'm saying.
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Re: Liberal's Survival Guide to Conservative Coworkers
« Reply #78 on: April 29, 2009, 03:23:27 PM »

Or because
Not only am I being ridiculed for political choices, but now I'm being ridiculed for the things I say on here because my coworkers are looking at these forums.
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Re: Liberal's Survival Guide to Conservative Coworkers
« Reply #79 on: April 29, 2009, 03:24:24 PM »

Geo, that someone could very well be me.

I really am a marshmallow, and I let shit get under my skin way too easily.
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