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  •  I can't imagine how hard that (3+ / 0-)
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    is to deal with every day. I'm fortunate enough to work from home, and only have to deal with an occasional snide comment  on a conference call, where awkward silence usually ensues making clear that the speaker should have said nothing.

    But, I have been in similar social situations and my go to reaction is snark laced in truth. Things like, isn't it great that we live in a country where people get to express their opinions freely? Or wow, that took a lot of coordination to get all those people to vote differently from you. etc.

    I'd like to think going to HR would do something but doubtful. Don't know if this is something you feel you want to bring to your local EEOC.

    We view "The Handmaid's Tale" as cautionary. The GOP views it as an instruction book.

    by Vita Brevis on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 06:44:46 AM PST

    •  My boss is a 3rd generation 1% er - and (4+ / 0-)

      a DEM. He became increasingly frustrated with PBO over the "fat cat" remarks, and his supposed stance on Israel. I was able to dig up some Israeli newspaper articles with commentary from people he respects there, and it turned him around. As the months of the campaign went by, (EVERYone in my office knows where I stand.) more and more people who had kept quiet revealed themselves to be Dems. Wed. was a good day for us. But we didn't gloat.

      Funny story, I work in operations for a HUGE service industry company that started as a family business. I frequently get calls from the front desk from people complaining about one thing or other. I was helping a woman from Canada yesterday, and resolved her issue. At the end of the call she said, "Oh, and congratulations on your election. We were all holding our breath, hoping that your Pres. Obama would be reelected."  The world is relieved.

      America is a COUNTRY, not a CORPORATION. She doesn't need a CEO. Vote Obama.

      by manneckdesign on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 07:04:28 AM PST

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      •  Overseas (1+ / 0-)
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        My daughter has been overseas for 6 years, grad school on scholarship and working for the UN HCR, now in South America. Here's her comment Wednesday:

        Anyways, we can now breathe a sigh of relief and go back to living our lives. I'm happy I'm not stuck as another american abroad under an (internationally unpopular) republican government. Been there, done that...

        Without geometry, life is pointless. And blues harmonica players suck.

        by blindcynic on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 10:16:11 AM PST

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