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October 23, 2007
What the fuck?
Regular swearing at work can help boost team spirit among staff, allowing them to express better their feelings as well as develop social relationships, according to a study by researchers.
13 years ago
I suppose that depends upon whether not you are the recipient of said swearing.
The same could be said for smoking and other drug use within the office setting, I would imagine. I think I'll fill out a grant application.
As I understand, attitudes towards swearing in 'formal' settings are somewhat more relaxed in the UK than they are in North America. Being more socially acceptable, and being indicative of a relaxing of class structures, I can see why it could have this fucking impact.
I hardly ever swore until I worked in a restaurant kitchen. It got to where we had to invent new swear words because there simply weren't enough.
ETA: ...there weren't
Crippling fear of harassment suits pretty much puts the kibosh on swearing in anything other than small companies in the US. Which is a sad fucking state of goddamn affairs.
I go to work to get away from the swearing.
Scene - fancy schmancy restaurant. San Francisco 1988. Busy busy Friday night. Watier comes over to kitchen line and says he needs a refire on an order that he screwed up. It was the third time that evening that he messed up an order. The sous-chef slams a sautee pan down and screams at the waiter "What the fuck is your fucking problem. This is ri-fucking-diculous. I'm not refiring this. Come back here and cook it yourself you miserable piece of fuck." Waiter screetches at chef "I am not a piece of fuck". This restaurant is normally loud and busy. But right then.... Right when the waiter yelled back at the chef... well, the piped in music was inbetween songs... the conversations at the tables seemed to all pause at the same time. It was one of those rare moments of silence that happen in crowded restaurants. "I am not a piece of fuck" literally echoed through every corner of the place. The rest of the staff got big grins. Most had a hell of a time keeping a straight face. The customers were shocked at first but then... you could see them get a puzzled look on their face as they uncomprehendably mouthed the words to themselves. Piece of fuck? That night was magical in a Disney kind of way. It brought a new phrase into our lives And gave a waiter a new nickname. That's why it's my favorite fuckism
You see, we're putting the damn coversheets on all the fucking TPS reports now before they go out. Hell, did you see the bloody memo about this?
In related news: Group masturbation with coworkers can lead to decreased workplace stress, enhanced workplace bonds.
Gee willikers. I'll be gosh darned!
My staff really ought to be in the best spirits of any team anywhere, then. And they're not.
Didja encourage 'em by telling them to go fuck themselves?
No, but I encouraged other monkey's to tell me to go fuck myself.
And we greatly appreciated it! My morale is sky-high!
That's the team-building spirit, squidranch, you fucking shit for brains!
Nobody's gettin' a d@mn thing done around here. Get back to work, you F#$% offs!
Fuck all of you. Seriously. I mean it.
I had one of those christian born again bosses who opined that a new fangled efficiency method was as exciting as the Bible! Part of the "method" was him coming on the shop floor which he hadn't done before. On his first excursion he bonded with the help by carrying on with verbiage very un-christian. It was all "fuck ya" and "this'll fucking work" and fucking this and fucking that. I fucking shit my pants!
Does this excuse VP Cheney's history of swearing on the Senate floor?
I'll try this tomorrow with my sixth graders.
Just forward to 0:24
. The Wire. (NSFW)
I have always sworn at work. If they don't like it, the fucking uptight shit-heads can fuck right off.
By great Zeus, Managing-Director of all mankind, I vow to increase this team's productivity thrice-fold! - And may the furies of internal audit department torment me forever if I do not assist you, my lord. Well met, thou steadfast Hoplite! Now, may our vow be incribed upon a note to file, or let dark-eyed Hades take us all. - I swear to honour Hermes Diaktoros with my swift typing of it, my lord - or let the Argus-slayer slay my productivity bonus, too! And I vow to sacrifice a fatted calf to Apollo Lykegenes when the second-quarter results are promolgated - if not, may that god remember it in my half-yearly performance assessment. - By Athena Nike, I wish you above-target victory, O line-manager of us all!
I'd like to see a scientific study of how swear-boxes produce more swearing when you realize you don;t have any &@#$**ing change for the &@#$**ing swear-box.
Is a case of
worth swearing for?? I dunno, but this is fucking funny. (YouTube)
Beautiful. Simply beautiful.
Bone, you've been training them well. My high-schoolers use that word in every other sentence. *sighs
Swear Along with Scarface
at the L.A. Film Festival. Can some West Coast Monkeys please go to this and report back for the rest of us?
Student gains some marks for exam essay that was just a sexual expletive
Fuckin' A! Or D minus more like.