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April 17, 2009 2:59 PM Subscribe
What do I do about my annoying coworker who talks conservative politics all the time?
posted by threeturtles to work & money (41 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
So there's this guy at my office whom I can't stand. He talks all the time, is loud, ignorant, vaguely racist, and generally creepy. It's not just me, lots of people have expressed this opinion of him. I luckily don't have to actually work with him, but his desk is in shared office space close to mine and I can hear everything he says all day.
During the election, he started making the occasional anti-Obama comment. Since the election, he has increased the frequency and volume of his political talk. He complains about taxes and Obama and them stealing all our money, etc. He thinks Texas (where I am) should secede. He makes snarky comments about "that Obama" all the time. He will express these opinions to anybody who happens to be nearby, but especially white coworkers who aren't me. (I have an Obama bumper sticker on my car and that's the extent I get involved in political debate at work. )
In short, I'm sick of hearing his ill-informed talk radio opinions all the time. I'm a flaming liberal in a very Republican area and normally I'm ok with that. But this guy drives me nuts. I feel like it's impolite to express these kind of negative political opinions at work, same as it would be rude to tear down someone's religion.
What can/should I do? What would be the best way to approach him about it without starting a big thing? Should I even try?