THIS WEEK'S DEAR JOHN LETTER!
I have a co-worker that constantly talks about politics and starts arguments at work. He has been worse than normal since we've been working from home. I thought it would actually be better, but he sends me stuff and tries to start arguments on a weekly basis. I've asked him not to waste company time on this, but I'm not his boss, so he does not listen to me at all. We used to be friends, but I would no longer use that word to describe him. We are now co-workers only. What should I do? I can't block him since there are times that actual work related things are shared through our social media accounts. I don't want to get him fired, so I'd rather not get him in trouble. This all started in 2016 and I thought it would end after the election, but it's gotten worse. I really think he's gone a little insane. Not sure what else I can do. I've asked him over and over to leave the politics at home, but it's getting so bad that many other people in the company have already threatened to report him. What can I do to hopefully talk some sense into my former friend before he loses his job over this?
Signed – NotPoliticalAtWork
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