Have you ever dropped some “choice” words at work? You might be hurting your chances to get ahead... or even giving your employer cause to let you go! Audrina Bigos from HLN affiliate WCCB takes a look at the changing attitudes toward language in the office!
Full disclosure, if you were to spend any extended period of time working amongst the Morning Express with Robin Meade crew, you'd probably be subjected to a 'bad word' or three in the course of any given morning. With that said, Jennifer Westhoven sent out this tweet shortly after this story first aired on HLN:
Swearing at work the "fun topic" today. Im for it, with caveats: never in anger or at someone, and be sensitive to those around you. You?
— Jennifer Westhoven (@JenWesthoven) January 2, 2013
Morning Express viewers were quick to tweet their reactions as well:
@jenwesthoven I use "mild" words, but there are certain words I would never speak at work (hardly anywhere), no matter the circumstances.
— James Crenshaw (@intltax57) January 2, 2013
@jenwesthoven I'm not in favor, only b/c I think it can lead to a false sense of comfort, resulting in slip ups. Create fake words instead.
— Jim McGehee (@gowithmcgehee) January 2, 2013
— M.nitti (@Mnitti1) January 2, 2013
How do you handle four-letter words in the workplace? Let us know in the comments... but keep it clean!