To think constantly pushing your political agenda onto colleagues isn't acceptable?

(11 Posts)
daffodilsandbooks Thu 03-Mar-16 20:03:49

Sorry if this makes no sense because I obviously have to be vague with details.

Colleague is part of quite an extreme political party and clearly thinks anyone not voting for or supportive of this party's objectives is stupid.

AIBU to think it's inappropriate? It's making me feel quite cross as I don't agree with her but I'm not being drawn into an argument about how thick I am.

Chocolate1985 Thu 03-Mar-16 20:11:50

Don't think YABU my boss is a fervent supporter of a political party and two years ago was extremely pushy both at work and on Facebook about this party despite our employers having a policy about being impartial about politics in the work environment . I also found that some colleagues developed a new found love of this party to ingratiate themselves with the boss to the extent they all became party members and went on conferences . Ive found with the whole EU thing that colleagues are again becoming extremely vocal about their party and anyone who's at all neutral or unsure is made to feel a bit left out .

BonitaFangita Thu 03-Mar-16 21:03:53

You are definitely NBU. I think that extreme political or religious views have now place in the workplace. At my last job, some of my colleagues had very extreme political views. I left there over a year ago, but keep in touch with one workmate, she had moderately left wing views and told me that during the last elections she got a lot of abuse dressed up as banter for example 'Everything went wrong in this country when women got the vote' shock

Pontytidy Thu 03-Mar-16 21:08:35

I don't think it matters what political view it is , at the end of the day it is just their view, they entitled to it but they are entitled to sue their position as n opportunity to bludgeon people with their view.

Babycham1979 Thu 03-Mar-16 21:09:00

It's not 'unacceptable', but it is unprofessional and bloody boring. One person's extreme is another's moderate (the Greens, the SNP, UKIP, Sinn Fein etc); there's no objective measure. Best not to discuss party politics (or anything personal) in work at all.

Tell them it's unprofessional and to save it for the pub. If it carries on, ask your manager to raise it win them.

Believeitornot Thu 03-Mar-16 21:09:50

What do you mean by "pushing"?
What exactly are they doing or saying?

Just smile nod and walk off. Don't give them attention.

Justgetthruthegoddamday Thu 03-Mar-16 21:14:36

I work for a political party so it's okay smile

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AppleSetsSail Thu 03-Mar-16 21:46:17

I would have thought that most anyone would know that politics are a no-go zone, particularly fringe politics. Take heart, she probably won't be around long.

MaidOfStars Thu 03-Mar-16 21:59:55

I work in academia. It wouldn't occur to me that politics/religion/etc were off limits for discussion (but in a friendly debate fashion, not pestering or sneering).

Pontytidy Thu 03-Mar-16 22:54:02

There is difference between discussion and forcing your views on other

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