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Co-workers and anime
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Posted 8/5/09
Hey everyone,

Now this is a topic for the older crowd (no offense) but to us 18 and olde who hold a day to day job. Has anyone been treated differentially by co-workers because you watch anime or read manga?

I had a boss who would always give me shit about watching hentai and stuff it was really weird and he'd totally say it in front of other co-workers and I honestly don't think it did me any favors.

I know my next job I won't mention anime as a past time because it really seems people just don't understand anime or why its so good. Anime doesn't consume my life or time but I devote a lot of time to anime and I do a weekly podcast its one of my main hobbies and its fun.

Now when I get asked during interviews what do I do for fun I just say I play video games wiht friends and don't even mtnion anime or anything related to it.

I have you had any problems with co workers knowing you enjoy anime? if so what did you do if anything?
Posted 8/5/09
I'm too young, so it doesn't happen to me. Plus, I keep my love for anime and manga a secret.
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Posted 8/5/09 , edited 8/5/09
Well first of all, why would you ever tell your boss you watch hentai?!
It's funny. A lot of my coworkers all loved anime. We worked together for a year, and non of us mentioned it to each other. Then one weekend at a convention, we all kept bumping into each other.
I never had a problem with it at work, but then again. I don't go around talking about it..
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Posted 8/5/09

Kippu wrote:

Well first of all, why would you ever tell your boss you watch hentai?!
It's funny. A lot of my coworkers all loved anime. We worked together for a year, and non of us mentioned it to each other. Then one weekend at a convention, we all kept bumping into each other.
I never had a problem with it at work, but then again. I don't go around talking about it..




lolz

why not?
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Posted 8/5/09
I don't work. Even my classmates knew I'm an anime fan they don't give a damn about it.
Shut up and it'll be fine. ^_^
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Posted 8/5/09
I make it a general rule to never mention my interest to my co-workers until those people actually become my friend.
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Posted 8/5/09 , edited 8/5/09
I live in an area of the U.S. where we have:

2 Japantowns.
other local cities with good percentages of Japanese Americans.
Pixar.
Viz media
Crunchyroll

If people around here are not anime "fans", they at least have some knowledge of it and know that it is not just for kids, --- as well as a legitimate art form.

I don't really have to hide what I am into. Everyone is pretty ok with it. Live and let live. I am probably lucky. Though NO ONE around here blatantly exposes their porn.

But dude. Really. You should hide your porn. If you were watching/reading/talking about your porn at work, you are lucky your boss is only making fun of you. Most employers fire people for that.
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Posted 8/5/09
im only 15 but have a part time job, and when i work most ppl think its gay that i watch anime ... fucked up shit
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Posted 8/5/09
I never mentioned I watched hentai. He always gave me shit about it though acting like all anime was hentai and stuff. Sorry for the confusion.
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Posted 8/6/09
unfortunately i'm only a damn 14-years-old brat
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Posted 8/6/09 , edited 8/6/09
I work at a bar owned by friends parents so I actually work with a lot of friends and a lot of them luv anime/manga and we talk about it all the time when it isn't very busy. Best job ever ! (up till now that is ;P)
Posted 8/6/09
Some of my friends also watch anime, and some of them don't, but they don't make fun of me or anything, well, I m just 13, so yea... I don't work, I go 2 skool ><
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Posted 11/19/09
i never tell the people i work with that i watch anime unless we we're close. of course my friends all know. most of them dont really get it but they also dont care. but i have managed to get one of my friends into it. though i dont really get her taste. my parents and their friends think im weird for watching anime.
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Posted 11/20/09
not exactly a topic of conversation when dealing with clients.

and since I'm usually the head of sites I work at don't think any of the co workers would be too quick to say anything if I did mention that I like anime.

(on a side note the boss bugging you about Hentai. you should stop him by simply saying your not a pervert [hentai=pervert] even if you do watch some its not something you should put up with at work it is sexual harassment) simply tell him in private that your taking offence to him Publicly calling you a pervert and you want it to stop.
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Posted 11/20/09 , edited 11/20/09
I try to keep my anime side a secret. like a bastard child that i locked away very deep underground.
Even when other people bring it up, i act like i have no clue what they are talking about.
To be honest, my coworkers probably know nothing about me except how i act at work.
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