According to a new Career Builder survey of more than 6,000 employers and employees, 57 percent of employers said they'd be less likely to promote someone who uses foul language and more than half said it makes a worker seem less intelligent. But despite that, 51 percent told the survey that they do swear at work.
Only 28 percent of workers said they'd directed an expletive at a colleague, most use their language just to vent.
The survey found workers in the nation's capital the most likely to curse in the office, followed by Denver and Chicago.
Here's Careerbuilder.com's announcement of the survey results:
Employees 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.
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