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Posted July 27, 2012 by

42% of 18-24 Year Olds Swear at Work But Whopping 58% of 35-44 Year Olds Do

 

Swearing in the Office

Comparing age groups, younger employees were the least likely to swear at work, while employees ages 35-44 are the most likely to curse while on the job. (more…)

Posted July 26, 2012 by

Top 10 Cities for Employees Swearing in the Office

Swearing in the OfficeAmong top markets in the U.S., workers in the nation’s capital were the most likely to report that they swear at work, with Denver and Chicago rounding out the top three. (more…)

Posted July 25, 2012 by

Want to Get a Promotion? Don’t Swear in the Office.

Swearing in the OfficeEmployees who make frequent contributions to the swear jar may lose more than loose change; they may lose out on a promotion. Sixty-four percent of employers said that they’d think less of an employee who repeatedly uses curse words, and 57 percent said they’d be less likely to promote someone who swears in the office. The nationwide survey, which was conducted by Harris Interactive© from May 14, 2012 to June 4, 2012, included more than 2,000 hiring managers and 3,800 workers across industries and company sizes.

Half (51 percent) of workers reported that they swear in the office. The majority of those (95 percent) said they do so in front of their co-workers, while 51 percent cuss in front of the boss. Workers were the least likely to use expletives in front of senior leaders (13 percent) and their clients (7 percent).

Comparing genders, men are more likely to report swearing at work – 54 percent compared to 47 percent of women. (more…)