Is swearing SFW?
Do you use "swear" words at work? Should you? Forbes has rounded up some data supporting varying perspectives.
According to a CareerBuilder.com survey, 81% of employers feel that swearing on the job “brings an employee’s professionalism into question.”
But researchers at Yehuda Baruch and Stuart Jenkins say that “when used in a non-abusive manner, swearing [in the workplace] enables the development of personal relationships among coworkers.” (Particularly for mail-order warehouse employees observed in this study.)
And so, Forbes offers a rigious discussion of compromises that would allow coworkers to enable said personal relationships without being professionally questionable. "How can you use words to increase performance at work?" Well, apparently, you can "encourage effort", "reward results" and "inspire performance," which seems like a lot of fucking work.