(Closed) I just had to go sit in my car and cry.

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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3766 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

WOAH! Time to print those emails and march over to HR. Would one of those co-workers be a witness to the harassment you just encountered?

SO unacceptable. I would be in HR this second!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I personally have not been bullied at work for my political choice however you were correct in stating that this is America and everyone has a right to their own opinion.  Your superior is a bully.  No one should have the ability to make you feel less than you are. Just as Eleanor Roosevelt wrote “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” I am a firm believer of this statement..

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

Defiantely take the emails to HR. Tell them what happened and scheulde a meeting with your rep and boss to let him know how uncomfortable he is making you with his comments and emails.

This is not ok.

Post # 6
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319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I agree with both other bees – print those bad boys out and take them to HR.  Honestly you could sue for harrassment and have no issues winning.  Emails are considered evidence in court now-a-days.

PS – your boss sounds like a real idiot.  Not based on his political views…but doing this to you? Does he honestly not think he could get into trouble??

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

This is not ok. You should not be bullied for your political viewpoint at your job. Please print out the emails and go to HR.

Post # 8
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923 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Thank God I work for the federal government.  We aren’t supposed to discuss politics at work.  We can’t run for office in partisian elections.  Hell, we can’t even have anything bigger than a standard bumper sticker on our car for a partisian candidate.  In fact, if you’ve met and had your picture taken with the president, that picture cannot be displayed on your desk until after the election.  I also think we’re supposed to take down the official presidential portrait (displayed in many offices to show chain of command).

Post # 9
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Whoa. I’m really sorry this is going on. So, so out of line. Does your company have an HR rep?

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Before going to HR I’d probably try to speak to your boss and explain how that makes you feel uncomfortable. I can’t imagine taking my boss to HR and then having to continue working for him/her, and likewise if someone who worked for Me had was uncomfortable with something I was doing I’d rather they raised it with me first, and give me the opportunity to rectify it.

Post # 11
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9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m agreeing with the going to HR comments.  So sorry you have to endure that.  Politics are ugly.

Post # 12
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1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

((hugs)) I am so, so sorry this happened to you and I hope that you will take this to HR. I never, ever discuss politics in the office as 99% percent of my co-workers are liberal and I truly fear what would happen to me and my job if anyone knew my political affliation.

A co-worker of mine did find out once (he’s no longer working for us anymore thankfully) And he told me that every single Republican – including me – should be shipped to Syria and tortured. I did have to leave the office and cry in the bathroom for a while. I couldn’t believe that I was being judged so harshly simply because of my political beliefs. No deserves to be bullied/treated like that. 

Post # 13
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679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m not sure where you work, but a lot of workplace would NOT tolerate that type of behavior (from him).  That’s aggressive and bullying. 

It is was me, I’d check into making a formal complaint (to an umbundsman or someone *higher* than him) and if possible, change jobs (although I understand this is not always possible.)

Post # 14
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13014 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Wow, yeah you need to report this crap.  I work in an office where it’s against about 500 regulations to talk politics, so this is amazing to me.

Post # 15
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2523 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

That’s unacceptable, no matter what your political views are.

I’m sorry that you were embarassed like that. It was completely uncalled for.

Some people don’t understand the concept of “agree to disagree.”

Post # 16
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3766 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Mrs. Ginger:  I wonder if this paticular situation is so sensitive that it’s best to involve HR right away? I would normally agree that a chain of command should be followed, but nothing about this man tells me he’d handle this well.

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