RE: OT: Profanity in the workplace

Subject: RE: OT: Profanity in the workplace
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>, Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 14:20:07 -0500

Leonard C. Porrello responded to Al:

> I think this is the distinction Dan was making when he said that
> intentions are important. Like Al, I too am prone to occasional
> "unconscious outbursts," and I categorize them along with other
> offensive bodily functions. Hearing someone ejaculate a expletive not
> unlike hearing someone flatulate loudly. It is really a problem only
> when it is chronic or if the person insists on standing next to you.

As the workforce gets older, that will only become more, not less, prevalent.

As far as "standing next to you goes", it's not the noise that's
the problem. At least a loud noise nearby will give you a chance
to jump, and possibly save yourself. (Why did I suddenly think
of Jeff Dunham and Walter?)

Anyway, you are now moving into territory where the avoidance of
elevators might be raised as a(n) ... ocupational health issue.
While stairwells are not totally open, at least there's a direction
you can run if need be.


By the way - throughout this thread, I've wondered whether
the original example of offensive speech was the full phrase
imprecation or the mere initialism that would be pronounced "gee dee".

- Kevin

Offense Theft (c) - the taking of offense where none is offered;

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Re: OT: Profanity in the workplace: From: Deborah Hemstreet
RE: OT: Profanity in the workplace: From: Al Geist
RE: OT: Profanity in the workplace: From: Leonard C. Porrello

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