Employee Tells Coworkers Everyone Can't Afford A House, Awkwardness Ensues
This employee decided to ask the moral judges of Reddit's AITA community whether or not they were in the wrong for telling their coworkers that everyone can't in fact afford to buy a house. Apparently their coworkers didn't take too kindly to them sharing that widely recognized reality. If anything it seems like their coworkers could've handled the sentiment that they shared with just a bit more grace and understanding.
This thread was posted by u/AdOpen1605, who was frankly brave to speak out in a room like that and call attention to the blind privilege her coworkers had. What's even more upsetting than that, however, was the aftermath, when someone in the office later came over to the Redditor to "apologize." It seems that the way the coworkers responded to what could have been a teaching moment was to then brush off any accountability for their insensitive remarks and claim that they are not responsible for the wage gap. Sure, that may be true in some sense, but they are responsible for their own words, and this whole interaction could have been handled better.