Re: OT: Profanity in the workplace

Subject: Re: OT: Profanity in the workplace
From: Wade Courtney <wade -dot- courtney -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 12:00:07 -0800

I grew up around cursing, I was in the Navy for a while, and I've been in
the civilian workplace for sometime. It's funny, but I've usually had bosses
that curse more than I do. I curse...almost anywhere, I even let one slip
out at a softball game, my team was mostly from a chuch I used to attend. I
also speak spanish, so I can curse in spanish too, pretty effectively I
might add.

But I know when the time and the place is, and I know who I can curse in
front of.


Wade Courtney
North San Diego County
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On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 11:49 AM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

> I don't consider good manners "erring."
> Profane language in the workplace would be within reason if the office was
> suddenly hit by a 6.0 temblor or a company shutdown and mass layoff was
> unexpectedly announced. In these cases I might utter something out of
> character myself. Otherwise, I would consider it unprofessional conduct.
> If the utterer reported to me, I'd take him/her aside and privately counsel
> against using language that reflects badly on the person using it and if
> directed against persons who might take offense could potentially subject
> the company to "hostile workplace" complaints. Otherwise I would probably
> just make an effort to extricate myself from the conversation as gracefully
> as possible.
> Gene Kim-Eng

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