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Poll results: How PC is your Office?

17. You may not vote on this poll
  • Not at all - we can be naughty at will

    3 17.65%
  • Somewhat not - we can cuss just not at the secretary

    7 41.18%
  • Somewhat so - depends on who is around

    7 41.18%
  • Totally - white shirt and blue suit and tow the line

    0 0%
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Thread: Idenitfy the "Political Correctness" of your office

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    Cyburbian Emeritus Chet's avatar
    Aug 2001
    South Milwaukee

    Idenitfy the "Political Correctness" of your office

    OK folks, we've discussed "left, right, or...." and now I'm dying to know --> How politically correct is your office environment? I've observed that the most conservative planners can be the most un-PC.

  2. #2
    Cyburbian Habanero's avatar
    Dec 2001


    I would've chosen "we can cuss, just not at the secretary" but that's who we're usually cursing at so....
    No, really, we all have a great time up at work, lots of laughter-
    When Jesus said "love your enemies", he probably didn't mean kill them.

  3. #3
          Downtown's avatar
    Oct 2000
    Under a pile of back issue Plannings
    I voted for "we can cuss, not just at the secretaries", we're a pretty relaxed bunch. My last job, however, it was absolutely nothing for a division manager to comment on how sweet your ass is on any given day. And he was old enough to be my dad. Only a trifle uncomfortable.

  4. #4
    Cyburbian el Guapo's avatar
    Oct 2001

    My favorite office game....

    ...planning-pull-my-finger. Not really. But we can have fun.
    el Guapo is a former 20 year +/- urban planner (just like you) who thought becoming an attorney was a good life choice.

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    Cyburbia Administrator Dan's avatar
    Mar 1996
    Upstate New York
    Blog entries
    First job: general political orientation of the department was was right-leaning. I'll never forget the PD poking the receptionist's ample busom with a pencil, followed by his making a hissing "air escaping" noise. Hispanics and Anglos would casually joke back and forth. Water cooler talk was fairly ribald. The planner in the department that I held in the highest regard, an older Mescalero Apache woman, regularly called me "paleface" as a term of endearment.

    Previous job: politically neutral but somewhat left-leaning; a few leftist "everything America does is wrong!" radicals, one hardcore dittohead. Shirts, ties, and very stiff upper lips. Relatively tense. Community was most integrated large city in the United States, and there were frequent ethnic/cultural sensitivity seminars, usualy of the "we must reeducate the evil white man" variety. Water cooler talk focused on home improvement and regional travel.

    Current job: extremely Republican co-workers. The environment is very un-PC, with some quirks. Race is a frequent subject of discussion; Southerners and Florida natives with a culturally Southern orientation seem to have no problem with the topic, as opposed to those "up north." Occasional practical jokes. Prayer before all public meetings. The presence of a former hippie on the generally pro-planning Town Commission keeps meetings interesting.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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