Making fun of a customer’s name is considered rude, but does it set employees on the road to genocide? That’s the ridiculous assertion that resulted in Chicago software firm Basecamp to ban political debate from the workplace.
CEO Jason Fried, in this conversation with Sam Harris, says a third of his workforce quit as a result. Fried still believes that work is not the place for “debating the most complex issues of the day”. In fact he says, “Work makes it incredibly hard to have conversations like this.”
If we don’t proselytize about religion, at work, and force people to take sides, why do we tolerate doing that with social issues? And why are so many mega-companies playing into woke demands to take sides.
I think it would be a great idea, like as a matter of fact ban it, banned from everywhere forever, then we'll may find possibly later that when people do decide to open their own mouths about politics they will finally realize that what they had to say was always crap, and not to mention hey that gives me the perfect reason to from now on when I hear someone speaking about politics I can just rear my head and just say hey shut the fuck up.