Work Scenario
A talkative new colleague is an avid tabloid and social media fan. She believes most of the things she reads a little too much, and talks constantly about refugees and asylum seekers being responsible for all kinds of issues that exist in our society. It has gotten to the point where you can't even talk about finding a new property to rent without her loudly blaming immigrants for 'leeching off of the government' and 'getting handouts'. Her husband has had a difficult time finding a job after being laid off, and she fully thinks immigrants are responsible and have 'taken all the jobs'. How do you respond to these statements?

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Suggestions

Compare your response with the following:

Before you speak, take inventory of your emotions. What bodily sensations are you experiencing? How do your head, stomach, and heart feel?

You might say 'I don't see it that way. I know the job market is tough right now, but have you considered that it might be an effect of the pandemic?'