OT: Profanity in the workplace

Subject: OT: Profanity in the workplace
From: Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 14:06:10 -0500

Is it not a big deal in an office environment? Or should we always err on the side of manners?

My office is multi-cultural. What is more, we are trying to instill Core Values, which include Integrity, Respect, and People.

However, yesterday I was in a meeting with some managers, and I heard "GD", which I find really offensive. I made a comment ("please do not say that") and it was laughed off.

I believe people don't want to have to think about cleaning up their language. I actually heard someone say, team members that can swear around each other actually work better together.

Am I being too fussy? I'm no angel, I just think there is a time and place!



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