RE: Profanity in the workplace

Subject: RE: Profanity in the workplace
From: Peter Sturgeon <prsturgeon -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com, Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 11:37:50 -0800 (PST)

If the audience is paying attention to the swearing, then they are no longer listening.

Swearing distracts the audience, allowing those who don't mind it to laugh, and allowing those who DO mind it to make it the subject of a new conversation instead of the one you were trying to have before you swore.

I've lost more than one argument with my wife that way:)
 
"...profanity and obscenity entitle people who don't want unpleasant information to close their ears and eyes to you."  Kurt Vonnegut

--- On Wed, 3/3/10, Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com> wrote:


From: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
Subject: RE: Profanity in the workplace
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Received: Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 2:23 PM


Profanity and good manners are both relative. If profanity in the office
bothers someone, then everyone should cheerfully avoid it.


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