In order to have an edge in our quest to sustain or improve our standard of living, consciously or unconsciously, many of us tend to search every nook and cranny of our soul regarding how to impress our employers. An online survey conducted by Harris Interactive on the account of CareerBuilder which was held within the time frame of May 14 to June 4, 2012, reflected that simply having a mesmeric control over our mouth can go a long way in terms of impressing our employers!
Being punctual, dressed in an appropriate work attire and expressing friendly gestures towards our co-workers like sharing a cup of coffee are some of the basic etiquettes for impressing our employer. We all possess the knowledge about such fundamental etiquettes and courtesies. This study brings into light the psychological and mental importance of controlling our mouth. Among the 3, 892 American full-time employees ranging in age from 18 and above, 51% confessed to have cursed inside the premises of the office. A staggering 95% of them admitted to have cursed in front of their colleagues whereas 51% stooped to cursing within the proximity of earshot of their respective employer. Out of the 2, 298 managers and human resource professionals surveyed, the majority believed that the act of cursing questions an employee’s fundamental values and ethos. The employees who cursed and engaged in swear words were held in low regard and esteem by their employers. Surprisingly, 57% of the employers even insisted that employees heard cursing and swearing had a very low probability of being offered a promotion. The survey discovered that the majority (62%) of employees who are likely to curse are located in the capital i.e. Washington D.C. Not surprising was the fact that men had less restrain of their mouth than their opposite gender counterparts.
As employees, we all try to divert our unparalleled effort when it comes to impressing our employer but all it takes is a single second and a slip of our mouth to tarnish our personality in the eyes of our esteemed employer.