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Talking Politics at Work

Talking Politics at Work

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We're all familiar with the age-old archetype of the nagging mom who chides, "No politics at the dinner table!" But what about in the workplace? It seems now more than ever people are chatting about the presidential campaigns. It's such an easy topic for disagreement, and I imagine it can lead to some pretty heated arguments around the water cooler. I have a friend who says she doesn't express her political opinion at meetings because she voted differently than everyone else in the office. Another friend was hit up for a donation for a candidate he doesn't support, and when he declined, it created a whole lot of unwanted awkwardness around his coworkers. Ask Amy columnist Amy Dickinson joins us today to give us savvy tips about how to discuss politics in a workplace environment. Do you chat about politics at work? Tell us your horror stories, and success stories.

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