Pros And Cons Of Talking Politics At Work

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It’s long been taboo to discuss politics in the workplace, and as the national atmosphere becomes more politically charged, arguments have grown both for and against bringing political discussions to professional settings. The Onion looks at the pros and cons of talking politics at work.



Anything to kill a half hour.

Important to know who you’d help during an emergency.

Could use second set of eyes on manifesto.

Less heated than talking about new Star Wars.

It’s what MSNBC is paying you $7 million annually to do.


Finally got your echo chamber just how you like it.

Oof, Steven’s a libertarian.

Could interfere with public image of Supreme Court as nonpartisan.

Boss casually asking if we think Obama from Kenya already more than enough.

Can’t afford to lose this job too.