workplace conversations?

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by olckicker, Jul 30, 2002.

  1. olckicker

    olckicker Member

    Jan 30, 2001
    To go back to the original subject...how many of you had detailed disussions about evolution vs. creation, thermodynamics, school vouchers and humanity in general with your co-workers. Probably not too many and that's part of the problem. Workplace conversations usually don't go beyond weather and sports (gridiron, basketball, baseball).
     
  2. CrewDust

    CrewDust Member

    May 6, 1999
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We discuss corporate bankruptcy laws and procedures a lot.
     
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  3. empennage

    empennage Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Phoenix, AZ
    Re: Re: workplace conversations?

    Are you a civil engineer?
     
  4. olckicker

    olckicker Member

    Jan 30, 2001
    I meant to post this under "mind numbing masses"...oh well. It deserves its own thread. In my last job I unofficially held the title of resident geek (for soccer and intellectual "stuff").
     
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  5. Daksims

    Daksims New Member

    Jun 27, 2001
    Colorado
    I don't talk any religion or politics at work, but I talk plenty of soccer. I've been getting lots of converts too. I haven't gone to a Rapids game this year without bringing some friends along and I've attended every home game. I should probably refrain from talking religion and politics in this forum, too. I don't seem to be making many friends.
     
  6. otterulz

    otterulz Member

    Arsenal, Atleti
    South Korea
    Jun 20, 2002
    LIC, NY
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Re: workplace conversations?

    You too?
     
  7. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United FC USOpenCup Champions
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    If they went any deeper some people would find ways to sabotage the careers of anyone who didn't buy into their dogma. You must live in an enlightened region. Do you think the average John Doe is ready for conversations that may contradict what they've been told all their lives?
     
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  8. roadkit

    roadkit Greetings from the Fringe of Obscurity

    Jul 2, 2003
    Fornax Cluster
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This thread was getting lonely at the end of the forum list.

    What do I talk about with my coworkers?

    How low-rent the Trump Appointees are, and how much fun it is going to be to just look at them when he goes. Like they can read our minds: "D.C. is a small town. That Trump Stink is never coming off. Now get the fvck out." LOL
     
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  9. roby

    roby Member+

    SIRLOIN SALOON FC, PITTSFIELD MA
    Feb 27, 2005
    So Cal
    When I was in the workforce one of the outfits I was employed by used to have an "Attitude Adjustment Hour" every Thurs after work. A lot of bigwigs attended and the booze flowed freely. I always nursed one drink while most everyone else got sloshed so it was a great way to provide retribution to those who pithed me off during the week.

    Ps...I think I repped a post that was older than the kid from Md. :unsure:
     
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  10. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Sorry for taking 15 years to reply. Mostly we discuss thermodynamics. School vouchers and humanity in general, not so much.
     
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  11. roadkit

    roadkit Greetings from the Fringe of Obscurity

    Jul 2, 2003
    Fornax Cluster
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We also discuss books -- at least a half dozen co-workers picked up "Bad Blood" about Theranos after someone recommended it. One of the best books of 2018 IMHO.
     
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  12. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    We mostly discuss how shitty senior management is and why our stock price never moves. :D

    Also sports and others discuss This Is Us which I've never watched. A person next to me recently went to a ...JFC...Billy Joel concert at Madison Square Garden.
     
  13. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Unlike when this thread started, I discuss soccer on a regular basis with a handful of people at work who watch matches.

    And rarely politics. Which is why nearly all my bigsoccer time is spent down here in these fora, and not in the ASR (Actual Soccer Related) areas.
     
  14. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Like Cascarinos Pizza, rather than "humanity in general" we discuss specific branches of the species. Mainly those who play, coach, and officiate soccer at the higher levels, as well as, more locally, various administrators who suck at their jobs.
     
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  15. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    How did people NOT see that she was full of shit?
     
  16. roadkit

    roadkit Greetings from the Fringe of Obscurity

    Jul 2, 2003
    Fornax Cluster
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The story is fascinating. Holmes is a complete sociopath, and too many people were consumed with FOMO.

    And the board never understood or really tried to look into the technology of what they were trying to do.

    Hopefully she will spend many, many, years in prison.
     
  17. HerthaBerwyn

    HerthaBerwyn Member+

    May 24, 2003
    Chicago
    We discuss the analytic and algebraic
    topology of locally Euclidean parameterization of
    infinitely differentiable Riemannian manifold.
     
  18. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

    May 27, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I highly recommend the book. I recently watched the Fyrefest documentary as well and the people who usually attempt to pull off the con have no shame.
     
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  19. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    When I first entered corporate America in the 90s, a bunch of us 20-something guys had an email group. A while back I took a look at some of the funnier ones. OMG we were dirty & sarcastic AF. Guess nobody ever considered we could be monitored by IT or mgmt.
     
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  20. roadkit

    roadkit Greetings from the Fringe of Obscurity

    Jul 2, 2003
    Fornax Cluster
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's worth checking out the interviews on YouTube with Carreyrou. fascinating stuff. You should also check out the interviews with Jim Cramer. Makes the book come alive.
     
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  21. crazypete13

    crazypete13 Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 7, 2007
    A walk from BMO
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    This is possibly the most necro bump ever - rep for relevance too.

    This is the main reason I do not give work email addresses out to my friend group anymore.

    My favourite was signing people up for faith based newsletters. Nothing quite like "Daily Baptist Affirmation Newsletter" to brighten people's day.
     
  22. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Eek! :eek:

    Someone on P&CE mentioned that at their company they do handholding prayers before dept. meetings. Meetings are awful enough. I couldn't imagine injecting religion into it.
     
  23. crazypete13

    crazypete13 Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 7, 2007
    A walk from BMO
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    I've been at clients who have prayer before meetings - awkward silence = being respectful - but the signing peeps up for various newsletters was pure trolling.
     
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  24. roby

    roby Member+

    SIRLOIN SALOON FC, PITTSFIELD MA
    Feb 27, 2005
    So Cal
    Hey....my experience was very similar. When I entered corporate America in the 60's a bunch of us 20 something guys in the mail room used to write memos to each other. Of course we made sure to keep the carbon copies in the event there was a mole in the group. If one wanted to reach a larger audience we fired up the Mimeograph machine. :)
     
  25. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Because the science was beyond most people. I knew by proxy that what she was proposing was unlikely.
     
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