Who Hired Pottymouth?
Everybody's talking dirty these days. Is cursing out of control in your workplace?
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You've heard it all before: the "goddamn" printerjam, the "f-ing" fax machine, the "asshole" whotook the last danish. Colorful language has always been part of theworkplace, but employers and employees are increasingly unleashingstrings of profanities reminiscent of a George Carlin show. Itseems that, frankly, most people don't give a damn about whatthey say at work.
What's behind the surge in swearing? Some say "deskrage," the latest incarnation of Americans' apparentinability to remain calm. In a recent national survey by ScrippsHoward News Service, 88 percent of respondents believed people aremore likely to express anger now than ever before."There's an escalation in rage," agrees workplacecommunication consultant Bill Gorden. "People don't knowhow to respectfully disagree."
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