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A recent survey out today from reveals that 36% of U.S. bosses have issued a formal warning for swearing, and 6% have fired an employee for it. The poll also found that 81.2%

of senior execs find a foul mouthed colleague unacceptable to work alongside in the office. The poll also found that 98.7% believed that the idea of office etiquette does exist and the majority (69.7%) said that they would fire an employee for bad office manners. Of managers who have terminated employees for office etiquette offenses, the top 5 most common causes were:

  • Bad language, 38.4%
  • Excessive workplace gossip, 36.5%
  • Drinking on the job, 35.2%
  • Leaving the office without telling anyone, 33.6%
  • Too many personal calls, 28%
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