- “Everyone should love what your candidate stands for, right? This isn’t always the case….You may also make other coworkers, even those who agree with you politically, uncomfortable. And most detrimental to your career of all, you may raise your boss’s ire.” Talking Politics at Work: Why and How to Avoid It, by Dawn Rosenberg McKay. (h/t Melissa Caron)
- Advice for journalists may be extended more generally: think before you speak, email, post to Slack, or share. Trying to Decide If You Should Publish That Dirty Word? Here’s a Step-by-Step Guide.
- “Sometimes employees will say that they have a right to free speech under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. This is not correct.” Politics in the Workplace, by Jerald Oppel.
- “Can your boss fire you for expressing your views on social policy, participating in a political party, or donating money to an unpopular political cause?” Jeannette Cox at the American Bar Association.
- “If you are employed at will, your employer does not need good cause to fire you.” Lisa Guerin, in Employment at Will: What Does it Mean?
- Does your organization have a code of conduct? If you lead a team, learn it, know it, live it. When you’re working, at least. If there’s no code of conduct, why not bring it up with your boss, or HR? I like the JS Conference Code of Conduct, which creates healthy boundaries for the lovely NYC JS community.
- When you observe a good leader, you’ll see that they act to ensure that people feel like they’re part of your community. IMO, it’s a sort of hospitality. Two books that cover hospitality (and other things):
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