Tomorrow is Election Day and if you didn’t get to the polls during early voting, tomorrow is a very important day! I myself am actually really excited for the 24 hour coverage to begin tomorrow! This is a very important civic duty that everyone should care about – no matter your party affiliation. Election Day to me is always a very exciting day…seeing how everyone votes on both the candidates and the issues in their communities.
All that aside, I usually keep my excitement for Election Day, my party affiliation and political talk in general to a minimum when in the workplace. I’m not saying you have to cease and desist all politics talk (that obviously depends on your office and their policies), but being “politically correct” at work is definitely a good idea. So I have a couple Do’s and Don’t’s to share to help you with the big Election Day work politics.
- Do: Check your employee handbook to make sure you can talk politics
- Don’t: Think that just because you’re “off the clock” it’s okay when with coworkers
- Do: Make sure you’re being considerate of all viewpoints
- Don’t: Talk about the really heated issues
- Do: Know when to stop the conversation and remain friends
Hopefully this helps get you through your Election Day work day tomorrow – especially if you have TVs in the office! Get out and VOTE!