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Old 12-15-2012, 12:57 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Politics has no place in the workplace. A matter of fact I think it's a fireable offense in my workplace. Tell the guy once to kindly STFU, after that I'd report it to supervisors.
Determining someone's employment based on their religious beliefs is out and out illegal.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:14 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I've known some fundamentalist xians who were (are) very intelligent educated people, with skilled white-collar jobs -- but on the subject of religion, they just couldn't think rationally. And to forestall any accusation that I'm using a circular definition, it is possible to have an argument where both participants are disagreeing vehemently but both are arguing rationally and logically. Emotional and/or irrational argument is fundamentally different, regardless of the specific subject matter.

In the gun thread right now, there's a lot of very similar arguments. The problem is that when you're arguing about something that you have a huge emotional/psychic investment in, it's hard to step back and consider it objectively.
Very true, on a professional level I have a lot of respect for my boss. He's a very knowledgeable experienced man. He's very interested in science, goes back to school to continue learning. he speaks a few languages and has traveled quite a bit. None the less... when it comes to politics and religion the guy is bat shit crazy. He's a little greedy too, It's pulling teeth to get him him to approve payments to subcontractors and give raises to low level employees.
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Determining someone's employment based on their religious beliefs is out and out illegal.
who said anything about religion? Political discussion like the OP is talking about is not allowed in my workplace and I work for the largest healthcare system in the USA. I feel just as the OP does, they're all idiots. I shouldn't have to hear about it at work. A matter of fact we have to do annual ethical training and this is a big part of it.
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Yeah, marshall mentioned both political and religious issues. You responded on a political note and I continued with a religious comment. Is this really an issue?
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