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Water Cooler Chat: 7 Dos and Don'ts

Water cooler don't: Hot button book

Mentioning the book you are currently reading about healthcare reform, global warming, or some other political hot button, followed by a 10-minute diatribe stating your opinion is not a good subject for conversation.

Nothing gets people worked up like politics. It will be best for you in the long run if your colleagues, bosses, and supervisors, all of whom have an impact on your career, aren't aware of your leanings.