At work I make a point never to discus politics. The sole exception is for how proposed
legislation may impact our job.
Not surprisingly I get heat from some of my closest friends about Obama. There is the absurd claim that if you do not vote for Obama you are a racist. I point out that I do
not state my political opinions at work.
I understand the ethnic pride many of my African American coworkers fell for Obama. Yet, it is a leap too far to assume that particular person would vote for McCain on the basis of race. The notion that I am a Rudy Republican eludes my coworkers because I am so silent about my political views. One might infer it from the books I read.
For better or worse this silence is about survival. The rules of work are strictly enforced on my case alone. There are those who can skate through life without a care but I am not one of them.