About three-quarters of female millennial managers and executives admitted to swearing at work, according to a new study of 1500 Americans conducted by Wrike.
Just 58 per cent of Generation Xers and Baby Boomers in the same roles said they swear at work. About two-thirds of millennial employees across the ranks swear at work and millennial women are less bothered than millennial men by the profanity.
The amount of bad language can affect an employee’s comfort in their 9-to-5 day – sometimes even if there’s not enough of it. The study found that 47 per cent of millennial men actually prefer working in an environment where colleagues swear, compared with 40 per cent of women. About a third of millennials said swearing can help strengthen a team, and 36 per cent said such language actually reflects passion for their work.
Admittedly, it does sound more exciting when you tell a co-worker you “really effing like her weekly conference call”.
Health care is the most crass of the industries included in the survey, with 64 per cent of employees saying they swear at work, with 45 per cent of those cussing frequently. Finance came in second, at 62 per cent, followed by professional services and technology. Those melding the minds of future generations aren’t perfect either: 24 per cent of educators say they swear frequently at work, so be sure to pay attention to what your teacher is mumbling under her breath.
Source: The New Zealand Herald