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Surviving the Toxic Workplace: Protect Yourself Against Coworkers, Bosses, and Work Environments That Poison Your Day by Linnda Durre

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CHAPTER 26The Politically Incorrect

The Hater

The Sexist

The Ageist

The Homophobe

The Wasteful One

The Non-PC Joke Teller

People who have prejudices are generally motivated by fear because they have had negative encounters with a few people and have generalized their experience with those people to include an entire race, class, or gender. They can be stubborn, bitter, and thoroughly indoctrinated by antiquated and hateful belief systems, usually through their parents, religious and political organizations, and social and peer groups. Education, patience, friendliness, and firm boundaries are the best tools to use with this group of people. Show them that expanding their horizons, becoming more tolerant, and being inclusive are all necessities ...

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