Monday, October 22, 2007

Go on and swear at work!

Swearing at work can not only bring people together, it can be used as a way of signalling informality.

Swearing can also unite workers against customers in a harmlessly satisfying way.

In most offices, staff have to be excessively polite on the phone, so it can sometimes be nice, after a particularly trying conversation, to be able to put the receiver down and mutter “wanker”.

This is from an article in FT that advocates using words as you please for a stress-free work life. A caveat though - restrain when using it with someone higher up in the ladder.

Ah well, the marketing companies in India have been practising this for years now. And it's only now that the world is discovering it! Tsk tsk!

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