Can I be discriminated against for political beliefs? - page 6

On facebook I have a habit of getting into discussions about the social aspects of politics. Im a conservative, I never use any racial epithets, never threaten violence and I use statistics to... Read More

  1. by   Irish_Mist
    Either don't be friends with co-workers on Facebook or don't engage in political discussions on Facebook. Those seem like the only win-win options in this situation.

    Also, your right to free speech means the government cannot take away your right to spout off. Your right to free speech doesn't guarantee people won't have something to say you about it. Choose your battles. Is it really worth alienating friends, family members, or colleagues over politicians who don't give a rat's behind about you?
  2. by   smartnurse1982
    What everyone else said: Do not discuss politics at work.

    The stuff you see in homecare!
    Unfortunately,the home is my place of employment,and by instinct I know many of the families political beliefs,whether it is through seeing a political sign on the lawn,a Confederate flag,a Mexican flag,a black lives matter t shirt,a swatiska,or even certain cable news channels playing 24/7 in the living room.

    The worst thing is the nurse does not have a choice. If daddy wants to make his political beliefs know by cursing at TV,well,there is nothing I ca do about it.
  3. by   Lennonninja
    Quote from Zyprexa
    From reading these posts, I'd guess that a majority of nurses are liberal. Just an observation.
    Not in my hospital. I work in a very conservative area and I'm as blue as they come. I just don't talk about it at work.
  4. by   kcochrane
    Quote from Zyprexa
    From reading these posts, I'd guess that a majority of nurses are liberal. Just an observation.
    Depends on where you work. When I'm in the city, most are liberal. But out in the "country" small towns, they are conservative.
  5. by   kcochrane
    Quote from NotFakingit
    There are many civilians who don't appreciate their tax dollars being used to subsidize indiscriminate mass murder.

    But do you disagree with my advice to the OP? Have you ever worked in a military hospital? Is it not the ideal environment for a politically conservative healthcare worker with zero brain-to-mouth filter?
    Former Navy. Mass murder, your opinion and I'll respect that. Military people are pretty straight forward and not PC. Just comes with the game.
  6. by   Emergent
    No political problems are solved on Facebook other than creating division in families and amongst friends.
  7. by   caliotter3
    Quote from smartnurse1982
    What everyone else said: Do not discuss politics at work.

    The stuff you see in homecare!
    Unfortunately,the home is my place of employment,and by instinct I know many of the families political beliefs,whether it is through seeing a political sign on the lawn,a Confederate flag,a Mexican flag,a black lives matter t shirt,a swatiska,or even certain cable news channels playing 24/7 in the living room.

    The worst thing is the nurse does not have a choice. If daddy wants to make his political beliefs know by cursing at TV,well,there is nothing I ca do about it.
    As long as he curses at the TV and not at me, I am fine with it!
  8. by   Medic/Nurse
    Great advice here.

    Why target yourself? Really? Just do your job. This is not about you and personality and beliefs.

    In the words of the wise J (Will Smith, MIB).
    "Don't start nothin', won't be nothin'".



    YMMV
  9. by   OyWithThePoodles
    Quote from NurseCard
    Or UK/UofL basketball.
    Especially right now!
  10. by   hherrn
    Quote from joeygiglio
    On facebook I have a habit of getting into discussions about the social aspects of politics. Im a conservative, I never use any racial epithets, never threaten violence and I use statistics to substantiate any claims I make. With that being said, conservative opinions are frowned upon today. With colleges and i'm assuming places of work being very liberal is there any way I could not be able to become a nurse because of me using my first amendment rights and expressing my beliefs?

    Honestly, this is kind of a weird post. The fact that you feel the need to mention that you don't "use any racial epithets, never threaten violence", as though that is somehow a normal part of conservative expression is a bit disturbing.

    True conservative views are not offensive to most folks who identify as liberal. On the other hand, if you are getting your talking points from Breitbart, and have given up on FOX because they have been taken over by the Feminazis- that is not conservatism.

    If you post things on The World Wide Web that are offensive to people, don't be overly surprised that people are offended. If that is of concern to you, stop publicly saying things that offend people.

    Really, it isn't all that complex. There was life before Facebook- you don't have to publicly announce your opinions to the world.

    Oh yeah- I know it's been mentioned, but conservative views "frowned on"? Toughen up a bit. You aren't a victim.
  11. by   nehneh14
    Quote from Emergent
    No political problems are solved on Facebook other than creating division in families and amongst friends.
    In a way it's been great to be able to throw out the trash. After reading some of the things I've read friends/family post, it's been a pleasure unfriending/unfamilying them. It has been illuminating watching the hoods come off the past 10 months or so...
  12. by   KelRN215
    Quote from nehneh14
    In a way it's been great to be able to throw out the trash. After reading some of the things I've read friends/family post, it's been a pleasure unfriending/unfamilying them. It has been illuminating watching the hoods come off the past 10 months or so...
    Same.
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Keep your politics out of work. Problem solved.

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