Thought there used to be a work problems forum but I can't find it.
This morning I received an incredibly racist joke in an email from a work colleague. It's full of bull about how immigrants are getting loads of handouts and free houses and stuff and then goes on to say how none of them have jobs. Now I've never met a Polish person without a job for a start.
Anyway I'm extremely offended that this guy, who I thought I knew, would think I would find this funny (it's not even a mildly amusing joke). Then, just as I'd finished replying to him to ask him not to send me on any racist forwards, I got it again, from someone else, again whom I thought I knew.
I'm sitting here raging. The list of people forwarding on this small-minded, inaccurate racist bull is really getting to me. I want to do more. It's supposed to be "Diversity and Inclusion" week here at work.
Should I notify HR about it? Now I'm not suggesting naming names or anything. I suppose I'm disheartened that A. So many people think like this, and B. That they think what seems like everyone in their address book feels the same way.