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Willy Lee Donating Member (925 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 01:39 PM
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Do you let your customers know where you stand politically?
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I find this to be quite a conundrum. On the one hand, I am very proud of my politics. I want our business (when it opens) to be a kind of haven where people can come and discuss current issues. We want to play "Democracy Now!" every night on the radio. (coffee shop/bakery) We are heavy into organics and fair trade and donate money and goods to all kinds of charities, from the humane society to the historical society to the watershed nature center.

But of course, making your political views known may lead to a loss of customers. It could also gain some very loyal customers who believe in your cause.

What do you all think?
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  -Do you let your customers know where you stand politically? Willy Lee  Nov-17-04 01:39 PM   #0 
  - I tend to let people know what my views are.  mindem   Nov-17-04 02:46 PM   #1 
  - During the campaign  Longhorn   Nov-17-04 04:05 PM   #2 
  - That's a good question. In my case,  Polly Glot   Nov-17-04 08:28 PM   #3 
  - Working in sales...  Fighting Irish   Nov-17-04 08:31 PM   #4 
  - I am learning to be quiet -  28erl   Nov-17-04 09:23 PM   #5 
  - Most already know  TX-RAT   Nov-18-04 08:05 AM   #6 
  - Not in anyones face about it.  The empressof all   Nov-18-04 11:42 AM   #7 
  - No  Ravenseye   Nov-18-04 03:16 PM   #8 
  - Luckily my business leans liberal  SiouxJ   Nov-22-04 02:33 PM   #9 
  - unfortunately no.  medeak   Nov-23-04 05:18 PM   #10 
  - No. Although some of them do find out unintentionally.  democratreformed   Nov-23-04 10:05 PM   #11 
  - I'm very cautious  JulieRB   Nov-27-04 08:12 PM   #12 
  - A yarn shop?  Longhorn   Nov-27-04 08:53 PM   #13 
  - Only if they start the conversation and I agree with them  flamingyouth   Dec-08-04 10:34 AM   #14 
  - I do - it's one of the reasons why I own  CAcyclist   Dec-09-04 02:47 PM   #15 
  - where do you live ?  JI7   Dec-26-04 06:08 AM   #16 
  - Not overtly.  Wickster   Jan-02-05 05:25 AM   #17 
  - in Texas? Hardly EVER  TexasLady   Jan-02-05 08:29 PM   #18 
  - I have a small restaurant  sundog   Feb-02-05 07:07 PM   #19 
  - Since I usually deal with them on their home turf, no...  Prisoner_Number_Six   Feb-04-05 12:07 AM   #20 
  - yes  DaveinMD   Feb-07-05 05:12 PM   #21 
  - We don't talk about politics with our clients  lady lib   Feb-13-05 10:02 PM   #22 
  - Only if they start the conversation  F.Gordon   Mar-02-05 10:30 AM   #23 
  - I usually work it into a conversation in one way or another  Husb2Sparkly   Apr-11-05 11:22 PM   #24 
  - I never discuss politics with my customers  zalinda   Jan-08-06 12:45 AM   #25 
  - Absolutely  CAcyclist   Jul-25-06 11:45 AM   #26 
  - I had several Tom Tommorow comics in my window  paulk   Aug-08-06 04:16 PM   #27 
  - Personally, I think a business shouldn't display a political bent  sybylla   Aug-22-06 08:48 PM   #28 
     - I agree...  bliss_eternal   Sep-19-06 02:48 AM   #29 
 

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