Do you have someone in your office who likes to f’in swear a lot? According to a study done by Wrike, most people think that swearing is OK at work and even though more woman actually swear, the men who swear, swear more often. Millennials swear more than any other generation (especially female managers) and there’s a good amount of people (about 1 in 3) who wouldn’t accept a job if they knew that swearing was strictly banned (I’m pretty sure I could bite my tongue for the right job). Check out some more stats directly from Wrike (below). And you can head right here to see the report from Esquire magazine.
- 57% of people do swear in the workplace
- 41% feel that swearing is too casual and unprofessional.
- 49% say they occasionally swear in the workplace, while 25% say they swear daily
- More women (60%) admitted to swearing than men (55%), however men who do swear in the office do it at a higher frequency than women
- 94% say they swear more in face-to-face conversations vs. email or online communication
- 66% say they are more likely to swear if their boss swears, while 25% report “it doesn’t matter”
- 33% would not consider accepting a position in an organization in which swearing is strictly banned