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I was reading this and while I'll be posting a critique of it later - a rather scathing one, at that - I just wanted to mention something that happened as a result. I was talking about it with a couple guys I work with, having a little argument if you will, when another guy who works nearby, Dan (who we lovingly refer to as Milton), interrupted us with some PC comments about religion and sex discussions in the workplace, and how there are certain policies that may or may not be against that.

I can see his point....but damn, it's not like we were offending anyone. It was an earnest discussion on an interesting topic.

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shycomputerguy From: shycomputerguy Date: June 6th, 2001 11:17 am (UTC) (Link)
My findings lead me to believe that when someone says you shouldn't be discussing something in the work place, they are either one offended themselves and hiding behind that excuse, two they are trying to protect the people involved in the conversation, or three total whack jobs who have nothing better to do then annoy the hell out of you. The first two types are generally good because they are protecting you, one not so much because if you are offending them and you continue on with the conversation it could cause problems.

I find it is best to have conversations in the workplace about touchy subjects, ie sex, religion, that hot new chick in logistics, etc are better during lunch hours or on breaks where you are away from the desks of people who are working. It is annoying but would you rather wait 5 minutes to talk about something or talk about it now where other people can over hear you and be looking for a new job tomorrow? It is better to be safe then sorry.
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