Re: OT: Profanity in the workplace

Subject: Re: OT: Profanity in the workplace
From: Janice Gelb <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- Sun -dot- COM>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2010 16:50:24 +1100

On Mar 5, 2010 10:26AM, Richard Mateosian wrote:
>
> And if I sneeze and someone says God bless you, I don't take offense
> at the intrusion of their religion into my life. I take it as the
> kindness they intended and say thank you.
>
> Most people consider "God damn it" to be a relatively mild
> ejaculation, certainly not intended to offend anyone or to express any
> religious opinion. It is certainly not what most people mean when they
> refer to profanity. ...RM
>

Absolutely true. But once a co-worker indicates
that she finds it offensive, using it repeatedly
moves it from relatively mild thoughtless cussing
to a problem in the workplace. Surely co-workers
could find other minor curse words that would
express their frustration but not offend someone
who has indicated that GD is a problem.

-- Janice

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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
RE: OT: Profanity in the workplace: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: OT: Profanity in the workplace: From: Leonard C. Porrello
Re: OT: Profanity in the workplace: From: Susan W Gallagher
Re: OT: Profanity in the workplace: From: Richard Mateosian

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