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One in Three say they Talk Politics at Work
With election day just around the corner, you are bound to hear more discussion about politics. A study finds the discussion does not stop at work, for some people.
A survey by CareerBuilder finds 36 percent of workers discuss politics at work, and about 46 percent think they'll talk about the presidential race. Of those people, the survey found one in five people got into a heated argument because of their political opinions.
"I'm certainly aware of how these conversation can get heated. Clearly this year there's a lot at stake and so a lot of people feel passionately and strongly either way," Gayla Sherry, a human resources consultant in Edmond said.
Sherry said workers, as citizens, have the right to talk about politics in the workplace. She said it's not something that needs to be banned because of it's potential for conflict, but that managers need to monitor the discussion is it gets out of hand.
"I think an organization, management, does have an obligation to intervene, if that discussion whether its about politics or anything else becomes disruptive to the work place," Sherry said. "Not as a view of don't talk about that specific candidate or 'I don't agree with you,' but rather to resolve the conflict that can happen as a result of those discussions."
Sherry said people need to go into political discussion, realizing that they could be picking a fight. She said workers need to make sure sharing their views does not get in the way of customer service or being productive.
Posted: Sunday, November 4 2012, 09:23 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Okla. grand jury returns new charges on ex-judge
May 23, 2013 23:32 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma's multicounty grand jury has returned new indictments against a former Lincoln County judge who already faces embezzlement and cattle theft charges.
The grand jury handed up the indictments Thursday against 47-year-old Craig S. Key of Chandler.
Key turned himself in last month to Lincoln County authorities who set bond at $10,000.
One indictment accuses Key of harboring a fugitive by allegedly encouraging a client facing criminal charges in Lincoln and Jefferson counties to flee the state to avoid prosecution.
Another charges Key with five counts of delivery of a forged note and accuses him of forging the name of a woman whose signature was required on escrow account checks that Key was also required to sign.
Key's attorney, Cheryl Ramsey of Stillwater, says the additional indictments are no surprise.
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