This Article is About
hot coffee
perfect song
coworkers
coworker
memos
puppies
super bowl
realization
phone calls
Avoid Discussing Politics At Work
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

When you walk into your office, get your cup of steaming hot coffee, and sit down at your desk to begin your work, you face the realization that it could be a very busy and long day. Work, such as typing memos, sending faxes, and answering phone calls, will help the time pass. Talking with your coworkers will also help. What will you talk about, though?

One thing you could talk about is family. If you and your coworkers all have children, you could talk about what they are doing. Your children might be involved in sports, for example. You could talk about how their team is doing. If you have a dog, and the dog recently had puppies, you could talk about your plans for the puppies. Are you selling them or keeping them? If you decide to sell them, what will you do with the money?

A coworker may have recently published an article on a website. You could congratulate him and ask if there are other articles in the works. If you are interested in publishing articles online, you could ask how he found out about this type of work.

You could talk about what is happening on your favorite reality show. There might be a contestant that you like who is doing really well, for example. The contestant seems to be an audience favorite and each week manages to pick the perfect song to suit his voice. You are hoping that he will win the competition. You can ask your coworkers what they have been watching on television lately.

You could talk about the upcoming Super Bowl. Who are you rooting for? Are you more excited about the game or the commercials? Are you planning a Super Bowl party? What are you going to fix? What are your coworkers doing on Super Bowl Sunday? Are they also planning a Super Bowl party, or do they have other plans?

You could talk about what is going on at work, such as upcoming meetings, projects, and conventions. You might be nervous about an upcoming presentation that you have been asked to give, for example. You can ask your coworkers for advice on how to give a good presentation. They will probably recommend that you research your topic, take a deep breath, smile, and avoid talking too fast. They may also tell you to remember that they are your coworkers, and that neither they nor your supervisor is going to bite. It is only a presentation, after all. Relax, and do your best.

One thing to avoid talking about at the office, however, is politics. This is a sensitive topic for some, and in an office, there may be opposing political viewpoints. In order to avoid a conflict over clashing political views, it is best to avoid talking about politics at work and stick with other topics instead.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Avoid Eating While Driving
Do you eat and drive? Eating while driving is very common. Many people combine these activities, especially when they are in a hurry to get somewhere or if they are traveling. A driver may pull through a drive-through to grab a quick breakfast on the way to work, for example.…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure   Jun 07, 2014  
5
  Likes: 3

How to Make Kids Restaurant - friendly
What is it like when you take your kids to a restaurant? Is it an enjoyable experience or a nightmare? Do you leave the restaurant eagerly anticipating the next visit, or are you embarrassed? Here are a few tips to make a restaurant visit a pleasant experience that you will…
By:  in  Home and Family   Mar 16, 2012  
1
  Likes: 2

So What is Forex?
If you have ever traveled to a foreign country, then you must have found it rather necessary to find a currency exchange booth right at the airport, and exchange the money present in your wallet that is if you are a man or a purse if you are a women,…
By: Graham O. Osano in  Investing  >  Day Trading   May 12, 2013  
0
  Likes: 1

Singing Harmony
Many people audition for a choir. It might be a choir in their school, church, or community. When preparing for their audition, they might spend hours looking through books of sheet music, trying to find the perfect song. The song has to be just right. If they choose the wrong…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Happiness   Dec 08, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

How To Date Beautiful Women
I'm hanging out listening to Con Funk Shun "Love's Train" and it seems like it is the perfect song as a backdrop to writing about how to date beautiful women. If you're not familiar with the song, it is very bass infused R&B that is smooth but the lyrics are…
By: Jeff M. Stevens in  Relationships  >  Dating   May 10, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Losing A $58m Contract for Going Over the Proposal Page Limits! Lessons Learnt?
On May 17, GAO rejected Tetra Tech’s protest regarding its proposal for an information technology service contract for NSF. In short, the Technical Approach in Tetra Tech’s proposal received an unsatisfactory rating because it was 2 pages over the stated limit. Was this an oversight or due to some incompetency?…
By: Ab F. Vand in  Business  >  Career Advice   Jun 06, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Artist Management – Concept Events
The Artist Management landscape holds a completely different picture from what it was a couple of years ago and it will be exceedingly different after some years from now. In this hastily changing environment one needs to keep his hands on each rejuvenation to let their space last. Musical Industry…
By: Shaista Kiran in  Business  >  Career Advice   Jun 02, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Jobs In Uae
You will likely hear numerous individuals gripe that the business contract is not worth the paper it's composed on. Positively there are individuals who've had a disagreeable occupation encounter some place where things did not appear to go as indicated by what they comprehended from their agreement. Work directions in…
By: Shaista Kiran in  Business  >  Career Advice   Jun 02, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Top Engineering Colleges In Jaipur
Rajasthan is a state of culture and colors. With being rich in cultural coronations it is also rich in ample number of B.tech colleges present here. Rajasthan is emerging as one of the literate state. It has presence of multiple numbers of B.tech colleges. Providing high quality education and build…
By: ranjan sharma in  Business  >  Career Advice   May 18, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Why Work Experience Is Imperative
Common conception is that work experience is purely for CV building and a cheap and easy solution for business owners to complete some very unwanted admin tasks. Many work experiences placements do involve very menial tasks but that doesn’t mean they are worthless or irrelevant to the growth of your…
By: Jeff Nevil in  Business  >  Career Advice   May 13, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

6 Mistakes to Avoid While Composing Your Resume
Did you know that a typical employer/recruiter spends just 6 seconds to go through a resume to assess whether or not it’s worth an inspection? Therefore, you must make your resume good enough considering it is a matter of seconds to impress them. Look at the following list and avoid…
By: Caliber Vantage in  Business  >  Career Advice   May 11, 2016  
1
  Likes: 0

Smart Shopping Through Online Shopping
Today’s youth is crazy about high tech gadgets; but it is not everybody’s cup of tea to spend a hefty amount on an iPhone, tablets, and branded watches. It’s trendy to have the latest phone; many people prefer to change their gadgets every six months with the ever new technology,…
By: jhon shan in  Business  >  Career Advice   May 04, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Making Yourself Fit: Tips for Landing A Job When You Don't Meet the Qualifications
Picture this. You're on the Internet perusing job listings, and something catches your eye. The job description is matches what you have wanted to do for years, and the company posting the job seems as if they would be a great employer. You aren't just confident that you want the…
By: Dorothy Weaver in  Business  >  Career Advice   Apr 27, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Best Engineering Colleges In Jaipur Rajasthan
Many a times it so happens that clearing an examination with flying colors is not the very important thing rather it is to choose the correct college from the many options available. The question then arises of how to decide a college when there are hundreds of engineering colleges in…
By: ranjan sharma in  Business  >  Career Advice   Apr 26, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Wedding Photographer Washington DC Northern Virginia And Maryland
Personable and Professional Wedding Photographers in Washington DC Washington DC is an excellent backdrop for a wedding, full of life, arts, and culture. My team of photographers and I are dedicated to bringing the highest quality of professionalism while still creating a fun, relaxed photo shoot, leaving you to enjoy…
By: John Smith37 in  Business  >  Career Advice   Apr 09, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 1920    Report this Article