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When I was working for a law firm that advocated for, among other things, marriage equality for the LGBT community pre-Obergefell it wasn't an "in for a penny, in for a pound (no pun intended)" type situation. You could support equality without having to latch onto every liberal cause. The Court ruled and the battle was won, but s**t started to get weird. Without the common ground on this one issue, I began feeling isolated and vulnerable around my colleagues. The 2016 election was just around the corner and everyone was curious as to my political orientation. I was in the closet and desperately afraid of being outed as... a Conservative.How is everyone else in similar situations handling the encroachment of woke culture and the threat that comes with it if you should dare speak out against the orthodoxy?
Don’t forget the popcorn for this upcoming summer special season on America, where the democrats whip up their followers into burning down their own communities in the name of racial justice after Office Chauvin is aquited on all charges...This is the reason I am bailing, I've saved enough that I will take a semi retired life with less stress and watch it all burn down
Well said, I have the wokest of employers. When pressed I just say, “I don’t know”. Easiest answer to go on in life.When I was working for a law firm that advocated for, among other things, marriage equality for the LGBT community pre-Obergefell it wasn't an "in for a penny, in for a pound (no pun intended)" type situation. You could support equality without having to latch onto every liberal cause. The Court ruled and the battle was won, but s**t started to get weird. Without the common ground on this one issue, I began feeling isolated and vulnerable around my colleagues. The 2016 election was just around the corner and everyone was curious as to my political orientation. I was in the closet and desperately afraid of being outed as... a Conservative.
Fast forward to today. Technically I do not work for anyone, but my business is dependent on what may be capricious and arbitrary will of others. Many in my field feel the need to declare themselves the wokest of the woke. What is sad is, I am all for equality - true equality. I do understand how historical inequities still effect people today, and I am open to solutions. However I will not entertain blame games, or discussions on how our justice system is based on Euro-centric values or any of the stuff that only seems to excuse the behavior of others and divide us. I will not stand for lies or intentional intellectual laziness. I do feel though that I must keep my views to myself for the sake of my livelihood. Some privilege!
Do you want your house and family, or do you find it more important to speak your mind? Seems like a pretty simple question you can answer yourself.
that is awesome. they don't know how to respond. lolStory Time!!
My wife ( Italian- Real old school carries an ice pick) was asked to sign up for Diversity training. It was not mandatory. Wife skips the Training, Directory of HR emailed saying she should take the training- Wife replies- My husband is black, no thank you- HR send a second email -it is not only for the African American but also for the Asian community too. My wife replies, my husband is also Japanese- Do I still need to go? Still waiting on HR to respond. lol
Similar situation. I just shut the hell up and bury my head. Find a few allies internally & then mock the rest of your coworkers via text with one another since all my work emails are monitored by our chief compliance officer.
Don't do text- because you never know.
I see your Kung Fu is strong!Definitely don't text w/ co-workers like that. Work is work, they're not your family, you never know when something you text will bite you in the ass down the road. I made it a habit years ago never to text or email anything which could hurt me later. That goes for employees, my ex wife, anyone. No off-color jokes, "inappropriate" memes, etc. no matter how funny they are. Just don't. I rest easy at night knowing I have never put anything out there electronically that could come back at me. I also have mountains of emails/texts from the ex-wife showing how well we get along, etc. Any disagreements we have are just that, but never ever name calling, threatening, getting angry, etc.
Right now I'm in the midst of a mini-divorce, splitting w/ live in girlfriend of 8 years I bought a house with. I don't expect any issues but she's woke as f*** (became very much more so after TDS hit, and it's most of the reason we're splitting). I always worry about red flag laws being abused, etc. The funny thing is, I have several texts/screenshots of stupid things she has said/done over the years that would get her fired in an instant and land her in the news because of it (the headline would be something like: XYZ School District Union President has a history of inappropriate racist comments on social media/tText). I don't have any intention of ever using it, but it's there if I need it. There are times I want to scream, literally & electronically but I don't. Ever. Periodically I download all my text messages from my ex wife/girlfriend so I have an audit trail - it helps to have documentation of all the normal conversations too in case they every try and pull something.
My very first job out college... the office manager who bought me in to train the first day.... I think in the first 5 minutes he said two things that always stuck with me.It's generally a good idea to avoid politics at work at all costs. Your coworkers are just that - coworkers, they're not your buddies that you can have heart-to-heart philosophical discussions with.
We have all of those too. Doesn't bother me but I'm also not on any of their mailing listsSomehow I got on the gay club email list, I don't dare unsubscribe from that, I may get branded a hater and marked for death.
They got that club, a women's club, an Asian club, a black club.