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  1. #1 Political poster at work: brave or insane? 
    So my wife purchased this political poster for me the other day (I am a big Margaret Thatcher fan).

    I want to put it up in my pod at work, which would be a brave move given it's about time us conservatives stopped hiding. However, it also could be an insane move, given that some employees in the office belong to the union.

    Should I stand up for the conservative cause? Or should I keep my politics out of the workplace for the sake of harmony?

    I wanted some input.
     

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    In 40 plus years as an employee I found it better in the long run to not post my politics, even to the minimum level of that poster, in the workplace.

    I did not hide my personal views from my co-workers or my bosses and had many a spirited conversation regarding those as well as my views on revised historical notes and their influence on the general views of the public at large today.

    with all said - how big is this? Will it cover a wall or the space of an A11 sheet of paper? Can you put it in a position that one must be physically in the pod to observe it?

    Real bottom line: What's your direct supervision line of command going to think about it?
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    Shut up and Sing. Ever hear that phrase?

    Unless you work in politics, politics have no place at work... Leave the poster at home, it has a better chance at a longer life there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    Unless you work in politics, politics have no place at work... Leave the poster at home, it has a better chance at a longer life there
    That's my typical position as well. Quite frankly when I'm at work, I want to work not hear religious proselytizing or someone's political view. There are exceptions of course.

    For what it's worth the notion that every union member is liberal or a socialist is pretty dead wrong. I'd even state that the vast majority of members I worked with on a daily basis were pretty diehard conservatives, except when the GOP went on an anti-worker tirade.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConservativeCarl View Post
    Should I stand up for the conservative cause? Or should I keep my politics out of the workplace for the sake of harmony?

    I wanted some input.
    My 2 cents?

    CC ... think of it this way ... say YOU being a conservative ... owned the company, and one of your employees put up a poster of OBAMA in his cubicle ... would it have any effect on you?

    Even in the slightest?

    Best not to risk it, no matter what side of the fence the boss is on. Your fellow workers could also be a problem in your day to day dealings with them, especially the dems! ...

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    Don't do it...I'm known to be a Conservative in the "office"..but I only talk about it if I'm challenged...and when I am, they usually shut up pretty quickly as I'm more knowledgeable than them in the field of politics. It's quite shocking how little most people know about what's going on in the world. I have a "never forget 9/11" ribbon sticker on my desk and that's the extent of anything Conservative I show. Even during election season, I keep my work desk neutral.
     

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    Your workplace is just that, your workplace, and if hanging the poster is going to interfere with work, then it's the wrong move. Besides, do you want your employer to think of you as the guy who keeps generating complaints from the office leftists, or do you want him to think of you as the guy who does the job and doesn't create drama?
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    My cubicle is decorated with artwork by children, photos of the children I work with and some that I am related to, and a sticker that says "I haven't been the same since that house fell on my sister". I used to have a picture of Axl Rose up, but it scared the younger coworkers. I don't know why-most of them have as many tats as he does.


    My workplace has rules about blatant political speech and it is a place dominated by liberals. Over the years we have had the occasional conservative-one guy who retired a few years ago was a Rush Limbaugh fan and had a sign with his quote about vanilla extract being brown taped up in his cube. Some have photos of themselves standing next to various political figures they have met-Obama, Clinton, the late Coleman Young, Jennifer Granholm, etc.
     

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    I don't show politics at work or on the outside of my car.

    That being said, most people probably won't even know who it is, if you post the picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ConservativeCarl View Post
    So my wife purchased this political poster for me the other day (I am a big Margaret Thatcher fan).

    I want to put it up in my pod at work, which would be a brave move given it's about time us conservatives stopped hiding. However, it also could be an insane move, given that some employees in the office belong to the union.

    Should I stand up for the conservative cause? Or should I keep my politics out of the workplace for the sake of harmony?

    I wanted some input.
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