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Swearing at work can 'cut stress' - BBC News

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Swearing at work can 'cut stress' - BBC News

Postby scw1217 » Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:27 am

An amusing take on swear words as seen by a reporter at the BBC.

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"However, our study suggested that, in many cases, taboo language serves the needs of people for developing and maintaining solidarity, and as a mechanism to cope with stress.
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Postby Bailey » Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:28 pm

well consider the source, IMNSHO, the BBCA has the most disgusting shows on TV and that includes showtime and HBO.

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Postby skinem » Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:07 pm

Cussing at work could also increase stress...depended on who it's aimed at or if one approves of such language! :oops:
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Postby gailr » Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:46 pm

Based on years of observation:

Swearing in front of client: very bad form.
Does not value clientele.

Swearing in front of client who turns out to be relative of owner:
very, very, very bad form. Does not value job.

Swearing in front of subcontractor: iffy.
May be OK if you all spit on the floor and go out for a beer after.

Swearing in front of a subordinate: harassment.
Does not value employees.

Swearing in front of a peer: may be OK if acceptable to peer
and sensitive parties are not within earshot.

Swearing in front of a superior: insubordination.
Does not value job.

Swearing at any of the above: very, very, very bad form.
Harassment. Does not value job.
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Postby scw1217 » Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:08 pm

gailr wrote:Based on years of observation:

Swearing in front of client: very bad form.
Does not value clientele.

Swearing in front of client who turns out to be relative of owner:
very, very, very bad form. Does not value job.

Swearing in front of subcontractor: iffy.
May be OK if you all spit on the floor and go out for a beer after.

Swearing in front of a subordinate: harassment.
Does not value employees.

Swearing in front of a peer: may be OK if acceptable to peer
and sensitive parties are not within earshot.

Swearing in front of a superior: insubordination.
Does not value job.

Swearing at any of the above: very, very, very bad form.
Harassment. Does not value job.


LOL! Good points.
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Postby skinem » Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:23 pm

gailr wrote:Based on years of observation:

Swearing in front of client: very bad form.
Does not value clientele.

Swearing in front of client who turns out to be relative of owner:
very, very, very bad form. Does not value job.

Swearing in front of subcontractor: iffy.
May be OK if you all spit on the floor and go out for a beer after.

Swearing in front of a subordinate: harassment.
Does not value employees.

Swearing in front of a peer: may be OK if acceptable to peer
and sensitive parties are not within earshot.

Swearing in front of a superior: insubordination.
Does not value job.

Swearing at any of the above: very, very, very bad form.
Harassment. Does not value job.


Basically I've found that you may offend someone swearing, but I've never seen someone offended by someone not swearing.
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Postby gailr » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:35 pm

skinem wrote:Basically I've found that you may offend someone swearing, but I've never seen someone offended and someone not swearing.

I have. :lol:

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