Foul language *

Authored by hrsimple
May 16th, 2018


* This blog is about profanity. For "fowl language" see below.

Foul language comes in various colors, intensities and tones, with just as many interpretations. And, like much of the HR landscape, it can depend on both the protagonist and the audience, intended or not.

A one-off f-bomb after stapling the flappy piece of skin between your thumb and pointer to your quarterly report would likely be better tolerated than a string-of-filth invective directed at someone in particular.

SHRM provides three steps to help:

  1. Notice
  2. Change expectations
  3. Lay down the law

* I don't know if fowl curse, but chicken squawk is talkChicken is also a computer language in which "chicken" is the only valid symbol. Duh.

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