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2013-01-04 10:16:59 AM  
Yesterday while grocery-shopping a cashier was telling another rather loudly that he had a "farking headache working with this lady" (the bagging girl at the end of the counter is a woman with Down's syndrome and was bagging kind of slowly) and a manager came up to talk to him, so I'm really getting a kick out of the future replies.
 
2013-01-04 11:43:12 AM  
fark this, I'm outta here
 
2013-01-04 11:43:20 AM  
I called my boss a motherfarker the other day.

/We had beers after work.
//He even bought
 
2013-01-04 11:43:31 AM  
It's a sign of a bigger problem? No shiat Sherlock, it shows an inability to examine your environment in order to act accordingly.
 
2013-01-04 11:44:27 AM  

Sock Ruh Tease: Yesterday while grocery-shopping a cashier was telling another rather loudly that he had a "farking headache working with this lady" (the bagging girl at the end of the counter is a woman with Down's syndrome and was bagging kind of slowly) and a manager came up to talk to him, so I'm really getting a kick out of the future replies.


There is a difference in cursing, which I don't understand why people get all bent out of shape over it, and outright being an asshole. Calling out a slow bag girl with a mental handicap is crossing a line and that employee deserves to be fired.
 
2013-01-04 11:45:48 AM  

DeathByGeekSquad: It's a sign of a bigger problem? No shiat Sherlock, it shows an inability to examine your environment in order to act accordingly.


Yes. This. There are times to watch your tone. You have to gauge yourself.
 
2013-01-04 11:47:32 AM  

DeathCipris: Sock Ruh Tease: Yesterday while grocery-shopping a cashier was telling another rather loudly that he had a "farking headache working with this lady" (the bagging girl at the end of the counter is a woman with Down's syndrome and was bagging kind of slowly) and a manager came up to talk to him, so I'm really getting a kick out of the future replies.

There is a difference in cursing, which I don't understand why people get all bent out of shape over it, and outright being an asshole. Calling out a slow bag girl with a mental handicap is crossing a line and that employee deserves to be fired have his ass whipped.


FTFY
 
2013-01-04 11:49:11 AM  
Well there's a big difference between cursing at someone and just cursing in general. If you're cursing people out on a regular basis at work, that's a problem. But if you're just talking about your farking dog that won't stop pooping on your carpet then whatever.
 
2013-01-04 11:49:39 AM  
Well about 99% of really good IT shops would be closed down by now then.

The locked door is there for more than 1 reason.

farking users
 
2013-01-04 11:50:07 AM  
I watched a lot of Britcoms when I was little, and swiftly learned that here in the US even teachers don't care if you say "bloody" or "bugger" or "bollocks". So I trained myself essentially to curse in British. Got me out of a lot of trouble in school.

Phony SciFi curse words are a good way to relieve steam as well; the only people who know what they mean are other fans, who couldn't care less.

What I'm trying to say is zark off, you smegging bastiches.
 
2013-01-04 11:51:02 AM  

DoBeDoBeDo: The locked door is there for more than 1 reason.


Is it because there is candy in there too???
 
2013-01-04 11:52:23 AM  

DoBeDoBeDo: Well about 99% of really good IT shops would be closed down by now then.

The locked door is there for more than 1 reason.

farking users


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2013-01-04 11:53:32 AM  
At least I have a better reason than incompetence to be fired.
 
2013-01-04 11:53:36 AM  
In my office, cursing is allowed as long as its eloquent and meaningful.

For instance:
"im gonna go to the bathroom and take a shiat" = not acceptable
"im gonna go to the bathroom, pinch a huge loaf, use no spray, and leave the door open so that farking coont down the hall has to smell what I had for dinner last night while she blogs about her 'dogs in hats' photo club" = bonus points on your evaluation
 
2013-01-04 11:53:58 AM  
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2013-01-04 11:55:35 AM  
I once got fired from Sprint customer service... yes the same ones that help you with your cellphone, for calling the guys in the kiosk at the mall..."phone pimps".

Nevermind the fact I had no idea how to fix a cell phone, I just showed up for 8 hours and bullshiated my way through the day.

I once spent an hour and a half on the phone with some lady from Israel, and she had dialed the wrong number.
 
2013-01-04 11:55:46 AM  
Oh, bugger.
 
2013-01-04 11:55:47 AM  
Oblig:

"This job would be great if it wasn't for the farking customers"

splitsider.com
 
2013-01-04 11:56:08 AM  

jfivealive: In my office, cursing is allowed as long as its eloquent and meaningful.

For instance:
"im gonna go to the bathroom and take a shiat" = not acceptable
"im gonna go to the bathroom, pinch a huge loaf, use no spray, and leave the door open so that farking coont down the hall has to smell what I had for dinner last night while she blogs about her 'dogs in hats' photo club" = bonus points on your evaluation


Are you gonna fill her hoo-hah with goof juice?

Also, what percentage of these "foul language firings" include telling the boss to Fark Off once you know there's no rescuing the situation?
 
2013-01-04 11:56:22 AM  
That's bullshiat.
 
2013-01-04 11:57:06 AM  
api.ning.com


/hot
 
2013-01-04 11:57:51 AM  
 
2013-01-04 11:57:58 AM  
Ha, Macy's delivered a couch to me this morning. Have an old house, so the layout is a bit off(smaller than normal doorways and halls, angled mud rooms etc), makes moving large pieces of furniture a bit of a pain. One of the movers, grunting as he's lifting his end up and over said something like 'these old farking houses', kind of caught himself at the end, and his partner's face was all 'oh shiat'. I lol'd, since I agree. Promised him all was good, tipped them well.

Apparently it's a big deal with some companies.
 
2013-01-04 11:58:36 AM  

DeathCipris: DeathByGeekSquad: It's a sign of a bigger problem? No shiat Sherlock, it shows an inability to examine your environment in order to act accordingly.

Yes. This. There are times to watch your tone. You have to gauge yourself.


Any time I gouge myself, I pretty much let the invective fly.
 
2013-01-04 11:58:41 AM  

Sasquach: [api.ning.com image 467x358]


/hot


I read that as "bad data plays a role...."....which would have made that picture less irrelevant.

/read carefully my friends
 
2013-01-04 11:59:55 AM  

DeathCipris: There is a difference in cursing, which I don't understand why people get all bent out of shape over it, and outright being an asshole. Calling out a slow bag girl with a mental handicap is crossing a line and that employee deserves to be fired.


Exactly. If I were a boss, and an employee swore when they stubbed their toe or something, I wouldn't mind (unless maybe it was a customer-service oriented job). But if they swear at their co-workers, or say needlessly degrading things to them, then you bet that's a firin'
 
2013-01-04 12:00:09 PM  

blatz514: I called my boss a motherfarker the other day.

/We had beers after work.
//He even bought


He may have bought you beer but I guarantee you he WILL take your foul 'mouthiness' into consideration if there is ever an opportunity for you to move up to more a refine role in your org and he is involved in the decison making.
 
2013-01-04 12:00:49 PM  

grinding_journalist: jfivealive: In my office, cursing is allowed as long as its eloquent and meaningful.

For instance:
"im gonna go to the bathroom and take a shiat" = not acceptable
"im gonna go to the bathroom, pinch a huge loaf, use no spray, and leave the door open so that farking coont down the hall has to smell what I had for dinner last night while she blogs about her 'dogs in hats' photo club" = bonus points on your evaluation

Are you gonna fill her hoo-hah with goof juice?


Nope, that's sexual harassment

Also, what percentage of these "foul language firings" include telling the boss to Fark Off once you know there's no rescuing the situation?

I'd be willing to bet its a decent chunk of them, since when you fire someone, you gotta put one single terminable offense.
 
2013-01-04 12:01:06 PM  

ManOfTeal: DoBeDoBeDo: Well about 99% of really good IT shops would be closed down by now then.

The locked door is there for more than 1 reason.

farking users

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^THIS!^^^^^^^^^^ ^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

CITSB
We had an IT server room that abutted against the cinder block wall of the division manager's office.
There was a sign in there that said "What you say in here, does not stay in here". I was doing a walk-thru with the IT manager one day and said" WTF is that all about. She looked at me and said. "Bob".
Bob was one of those "special" IT guys who would start work with equipment and then start ranting and raving at the *equipment* much like the Dad in a Christmas Story..." Good Old Bob,  In the heat of battle, would weave a tapestry of obscenities that as far as we know is still hanging in space over Washington D.C..
He got in to it with one of the servers and a main frame rack one day and was so loud that it went through the cinder block wall out to the division offices of the senior management and the waiting room area.
Somebody got a serious talking to after that.
{:-D
end CITSB
 
2013-01-04 12:01:29 PM  
What about old-timey cuss words like "consarn it" and "dad blame it?" Will those still get you in trouble?
 
2013-01-04 12:03:13 PM  
So in other words, if you passionately hate your job and you don't care if you get fired, you don't mind cussing up a storm in a passive-aggressive method of quitting the job that's making you miserable?
 
2013-01-04 12:03:35 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: blatz514: I called my boss a motherfarker the other day.

/We had beers after work.
//He even bought

He may have bought you beer but I guarantee you he WILL take your foul 'mouthiness' into consideration if there is ever an opportunity for you to move up to more a refine role in your org and he is involved in the decison making.


This. He will deny you anything in the future that resembles a promotion. Bosses tend to have a file in the back of their head.
 
2013-01-04 12:05:46 PM  

stickandmove: Oblig:

"This job would be great if it wasn't for the farking customers"


That quote always reminded me of Richard Nixon's famous line: "Politics would be a helluva business if it weren't for all the goddamned people." It's funny because he wasn't trying to be funny.

I once had a boss who swore early, often, and creatively at just about every occasion (most memorably, warning us that "we're all el farko" if a project wasn't completed)...until his own boss appeared. Then he acted like he'd never even said "darn" in his life. It was amazing how he could turn it on and off like that--he never slipped up even once.
 
2013-01-04 12:06:01 PM  

Wade_Wilson: I watched a lot of Britcoms when I was little, and swiftly learned that here in the US even teachers don't care if you say "bloody" or "bugger" or "bollocks". So I trained myself essentially to curse in British. Got me out of a lot of trouble in school.

Phony SciFi curse words are a good way to relieve steam as well; the only people who know what they mean are other fans, who couldn't care less.

What I'm trying to say is zark off, you smegging bastiches.


I used to cuss in Yiddish. A superior language for denigrating your fellow man.
 
2013-01-04 12:06:29 PM  
Thou art not noble; for all thy accommodations that thou bearest are nursed by baseness!
 
2013-01-04 12:06:34 PM  

DeathCipris: DeathByGeekSquad: It's a sign of a bigger problem? No shiat Sherlock, it shows an inability to examine your environment in order to act accordingly.

Yes. This. There are times to watch your tone. You have to gauge yourself.


whilke there is a time and place for everything supposedly, i would think resorting to foul language in the workplace inappropriately (some places it doesn't matter) is due to extreme anger or disgust. humans need to blow off steam and vent from time to time. not everyone has a suit & tie job, works with the public or is surrounded by little old ladies. and i'd rather have someone express themselves verbally than take their anger out in more ugly or passive-aggressive ways.
 
2013-01-04 12:06:37 PM  

blatz514: I called my boss a motherfarker the other day.

/We had beers after work.
//He even bought


media.salon.com
motherfracker!
 
2013-01-04 12:06:57 PM  
I find the word "God" to be vulgar and obscene, so I can fire anyone that uses such language, right?
 
2013-01-04 12:08:25 PM  

AndreMA: I find the word "God" to be vulgar and obscene, so I can fire anyone that uses such language, right?


Goddamnit.
 
2013-01-04 12:08:28 PM  
And what will get you canned has changed quite a bit. Any mention of alcohol, even in jest, will get you put on the bad list (for legal reasons) in a lot of companies.
 
2013-01-04 12:09:16 PM  

DeathCipris: DeathByGeekSquad: It's a sign of a bigger problem? No shiat Sherlock, it shows an inability to examine your environment in order to act accordingly.

Yes. This. There are times to watch your tone. You have to gauge yourself.


Both was exactly what I was thinking, its not cursing its when its used and shows you can't act professionally which could potentially cost us a client.

Basically don't be a dumbass, dumb ass.
 
2013-01-04 12:13:42 PM  
If the boss swears like a sailor and I don't like it, can I resign without screwing myself out of unemployment benefits? Even if I have evidence that other employees had previously been fired for similar language?
 
2013-01-04 12:15:56 PM  
Frack
 
2013-01-04 12:17:36 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: blatz514: I called my boss a motherfarker the other day.

/We had beers after work.
//He even bought

He may have bought you beer but I guarantee you he WILL take your foul 'mouthiness' into consideration if there is ever an opportunity for you to move up to more a refine role in your org and he is involved in the decison making.


I've been at this job for 15 years.  We're pretty close and he knows none of it is really meant.   I get it right back too.  It's all good here.  Plus he's retiring in 3 years, so I got that going for me.
 
2013-01-04 12:20:04 PM  
I heard it was closer to 8 out of every 20.
 
2013-01-04 12:22:54 PM  

Another Government Employee: And what will get you canned has changed quite a bit. Any mention of alcohol, even in jest, will get you put on the bad list (for legal reasons) in a lot of companies.


Holy farking shiat, I'm in trouble then. My whole team is functioning alcoholics, except for the one who's "in recovery."

/am the boss of a mailroom. You better believe we farking cuss.
 
2013-01-04 12:26:18 PM  

Boudica's War Tampon: SuperNinjaToad: blatz514: I called my boss a motherfarker the other day.

/We had beers after work.
//He even bought

He may have bought you beer but I guarantee you he WILL take your foul 'mouthiness' into consideration if there is ever an opportunity for you to move up to more a refine role in your org and he is involved in the decison making.

This. He will deny you anything in the future that resembles a promotion. Bosses tend to have a file in the back of their head.


Actually the file is mostly made up of your inability to make decisions on your own, lack of fundamental understanding of processes, and inability to resolve interpersonal issues on your own. Potty mouth is quite a ways down the list.

/not you, specifically
 
2013-01-04 12:33:29 PM  
www.nypost.com

Some restrictions exceptions apply (like wealth, power and status).
 
2013-01-04 12:41:29 PM  
Fired from every job I've ever had for refusing to put up with bullshiat, lies, backstabbing, incompetence and just common numb-skullery.

Don't think I ever used a bad word.

Did throw my keys once. At the owner. Pretty hard.
 
2013-01-04 12:48:22 PM  

hobnail: Boudica's War Tampon: SuperNinjaToad: blatz514: I called my boss a motherfarker the other day.

/We had beers after work.
//He even bought

He may have bought you beer but I guarantee you he WILL take your foul 'mouthiness' into consideration if there is ever an opportunity for you to move up to more a refine role in your org and he is involved in the decison making.

This. He will deny you anything in the future that resembles a promotion. Bosses tend to have a file in the back of their head.

Actually the file is mostly made up of your inability to make decisions on your own, lack of fundamental understanding of processes, and inability to resolve interpersonal issues on your own. Potty mouth is quite a ways down the list.

/not you, specifically


So basically you're saying the article is a complete hogwash... well as a manager I have to disagree with you because I DO take into consideration someone's daily language usage when evaluating promotions etc...
If someone cusses like an Irish sailor I probably won't be promoting him into a managerial position where he interacts with vendors, outsiders etc.

Has nothing to do with 'likeability' or even his personality. If he is a great worker in other areas, I may give him a raise that commensurate with a higher position but I won't be promoting him.
 
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