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Posted 6/9/17

auroraloose wrote:
That's a stupid reason to buy out a bar for your employees. It encourages both the circusification of politics and the notion that obsessing about politics is essential to being an enlightened and actualized citizen. Or, well - it's stupid if those aren't the company's goals in doing so. I think I'm so against politics as spectacle that I'd be more likely to offer a bonus for ignoring Comey's testimony and working instead.


I do agree with you, to a point. The only thing is that this is general behavior in the Washington DC/DMV Metro area (DC/MD/VA). They have this view that if you're ignoring politics when you're working and/or living that close to the capital of the country then you're "not enlightened" or "are naive as to how much it impacts your job". This is why it happens quite often in that area. Even when Bill Clinton had his impeachment hearings people were buying out bars, letting people leave early, or take a day off to keep "on top" of the political news. It's a cultural thing in that area more than anywhere else in the United States that I've lived.

The company I work for just fits into that stereotypical sense of righteousness (regardless of political party). If you're "up to date" with politics, then you're being more productive than if you are not (this is the mentality of the executives in the company - excluding myself). There were a few that simply went home early and worked from home since the office closed up for the remainder of the day.
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Posted 6/9/17

ninjitsuko wrote:


auroraloose wrote:
That's a stupid reason to buy out a bar for your employees. It encourages both the circusification of politics and the notion that obsessing about politics is essential to being an enlightened and actualized citizen. Or, well - it's stupid if those aren't the company's goals in doing so. I think I'm so against politics as spectacle that I'd be more likely to offer a bonus for ignoring Comey's testimony and working instead.


I do agree with you, to a point. The only thing is that this is general behavior in the Washington DC/DMV Metro area (DC/MD/VA). They have this view that if you're ignoring politics when you're working and/or living that close to the capital of the country then you're "not enlightened" or "are naive as to how much it impacts your job". This is why it happens quite often in that area. Even when Bill Clinton had his impeachment hearings people were buying out bars, letting people leave early, or take a day off to keep "on top" of the political news. It's a cultural thing in that area more than anywhere else in the United States that I've lived.

The company I work for just fits into that stereotypical sense of righteousness (regardless of political party). If you're "up to date" with politics, then you're being more productive than if you are not (this is the mentality of the executives in the company - excluding myself). There were a few that simply went home early and worked from home since the office closed up for the remainder of the day.


Ah, you're right: I forgot about DC culture. I shall have to remember to avoid living there in the future; I doubt I'd be able to suffer that culture without blowing up into a cloud of postmodern dust.
Posted 6/9/17

auroraloose wrote:
Ah, you're right: I forgot about DC culture. I shall have to remember to avoid living there in the future; I doubt I'd be able to suffer that culture without blowing up into a cloud of postmodern dust.


Yeah, I grew up in that culture. Thankfully, I was too much of a nerd/geek to really care about the so-called culture of politics. Growing up, I have the desire to know about politics - just that it doesn't necessarily give me the inclination that I'm "enlightened". Even back then, I was told that the only way to "be a productive member of society" was to work for the government or join the military. My friends who are contractors for the government are encouraging their kids to do the same (considering you can get paid reasonably well on or off-base). It's a cycle. It's a mind-boggling cycle.
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Posted 6/9/17
never seen this before?
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Posted 6/10/17

SchlomoShekelberg wrote:

What job is that? Sounds like it's owned by dr*mpf supporters


I'm sorry to say this but the idea of "when he/she/they is/are not with her/you" etc he/she/they must be a Trump supporters will get you no where. It's fine if you want to stay in your own little bubble or echo chamber

as for your questions-- it was a civil/government job/position
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