RE: OT: Profanity in the workplace

Subject: RE: OT: Profanity in the workplace
From: Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 14:16:43 -0500



FWIW, this certainly was not the case. We were just getting warmed up.



I don't understand how "please don't say that" makes me appear morally superior. You are clearly trying to put me on the defensive.



A person in a leadership position should not give lip service to respecting people's values, then not take responsibility for his actions.

>
> I think this is toward the core of why I have a problem with those who
> "hijack" a conversation to state their indignation about a word they
> object to.
>
> It immediatly changes the direction and tone of the conversation from
> the subject at hand to the new subject.
>
> You can be rolling along, making progress on a topic, have everyone in
> the mind-space and clicking along, and in the heat of the momemt,
> someone utters the word "XXXX" (whatever).
>
> Don't say anything and everyone stays on the subject. Take the
> "initiative" to expres how you feel about that word (like you are the
> word-police to begin with) and BAM! there goes the train of thought.
>
> If you object to something someone said, after the meeting, approach
> them in private and explain your position. If they have a problem with
> what you are discussing, escalate it. All you did at the moment it
> happened is put them on the defensive and state that you feel yourself
> as morally superiior.
>
>
> --
> John Posada
> Senior Technical Writer
> NYMetro STC President
>

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References:
RE: OT: Profanity in the workplace: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: OT: Profanity in the workplace: From: Chris Morton
Re: OT: Profanity in the workplace: From: Wade Courtney
Re: OT: Profanity in the workplace: From: voxwoman
Re: OT: Profanity in the workplace: From: John Posada

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