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2013-01-04 12:53:42 PM
I went from working for myself to working in a cubicle farm overnight. My cursing was bad. It took a lot of concentration to stop it.
 
2013-01-04 12:55:50 PM

SuperNinjaToad:
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.


To a point, yes. I expect my employees to act appropriately within a given situation. My boss expects the same of me. Using 4-letter words in informal, non-customer interactions, is the least of my worries. And most of my vendors are worse.
 
2013-01-04 12:59:19 PM
I work in an office of 8 people and we drink in the office and swear all the time so fark you.
 
2013-01-04 01:01:51 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.


Oh shiat, what if I drink at work with my boss? Does this mean I'm on the bad list?
 
2013-01-04 01:17:40 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.


Exactly. I've worked at a few places - one is always wise to listen awhile to the banter and how the managers talk as a "signal" to what are the words/conversations/jokes to be avoided, etc.
 
2013-01-04 01:26:18 PM

Clemkadidlefark: 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.


Well...I can't say whether any of that was present in any of your past jobs, or not. All I CAN say is that you never voluntarily left any of these jobs...you never got so tired that you just...quit...so that you'd have a steady paycheck while looking for better positions? So the one common denominator in all your firings is...you!
 
2013-01-04 01:55:59 PM

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

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


I've called one of my bosses a 'bastardly son of a biatch'. He just came back with 'rheumatoid farkleberry'. We both laughed and continued to work.
 
2013-01-04 02:03:48 PM
I tell people to fist themselves. No bad words, but rather offensive.
 
2013-01-04 02:08:19 PM
came for the dude from Half Baked
Leaving dissappointed
 
2013-01-04 02:22:55 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.


WhatTheFrellAmIReading
 
2013-01-04 04:09:37 PM
 
2013-01-04 04:40:00 PM
So I shouldn't have sworn in my job interview a few weeks ago?
 
2013-01-04 04:43:53 PM
Warms my heart. It amazes me how many folks manage to work such things into their regular, daily, professional communication, both verbal and written.

What bothers me is that I've seen foul language used specifically as a way to identify cliques in the workplace - almost as an expression of trust from the speaker to the listener, a way to curry favor or to self-identify as "one of us." Perhaps I'm prudish, but I find it distasteful.
 
2013-01-04 04:45:59 PM

Noticeably F.A.T.: blatz514: I called my boss a motherfarker the other day.

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

I've called one of my bosses a 'bastardly son of a biatch'. He just came back with 'rheumatoid farkleberry'. We both laughed and continued to work.


..until he needs to downsize. Then, the previously tolerated or accepted personal behavior now becomes a justification for a performance review, which in turn becomes the justification for your dismissal. I've seen it more than once (not to me, thankfully), and it was a common tactic in at least two of the insurance companies for which I worked on the East Coast.
 
2013-01-04 04:58:28 PM

FormlessOne: ..until he needs to downsize. Then, the previously tolerated or accepted personal behavior now becomes a justification for a performance review, which in turn becomes the justification for your dismissal. I've seen it more than once (not to me, thankfully), and it was a common tactic in at least two of the insurance companies for which I worked on the East Coast.


Not that kind of business. I wouldn't attempt it here in the office, but I will (and do) do it all day long with my best friend on a roof.
 
2013-01-04 05:53:25 PM

FormlessOne: Warms my heart. It amazes me how many folks manage to work such things into their regular, daily, professional communication, both verbal and written.


Do stop clutching those pearls; you'll break the chain.
Language is not rendered more or less eloquent by the mere presence of profanity. It's silly to demand that people play your supercilious little game of Taboo because you believe otherwise.
 
2013-01-04 06:56:22 PM
My current boss is on his bosses death watch because of his mouth. He cussed out the CEOs assistant oce and 2 other fairly important people. Its just a matter of time til he blows up again.
 
2013-01-04 07:08:40 PM
I'm an engineer, not an ass kisser. F*ck you.
 
pla
2013-01-04 10:55:30 PM
Free hint - If you work as a peon in retail, don't swear. If you actually have an education, as long as you don't cross the magical "abusive" or "sexual" lines, you can say whatever the fark you want.

/ College educated (in a STEM field, ie, "employable")
// My entire department would make your average sailor blush
/// Yes, including the women
 
pla
2013-01-04 11:03:44 PM
Boudica's War Tampon : 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.

Yeah, my boss has a "file" that includes the fact that his mouth makes me look like a choir boy - And I don't mean that as a Catholic joke. And I would tell him as much. And he would laugh like a fiend at the missed chance at a priest joke.
/ Not worried about climbing the corporate ladder.
// Don't really want to anyway.
/// Yes, I've already turned down a promotion from "doer" to "manager".
//// Not worth the extra aggravation for the pay difference.
 
2013-01-05 07:47:43 PM
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/obscure?
 
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