20 Ways To Boost Your Reputation At Work

Watch Your Language


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After getting comfortable around your co-workers, you may find your language becoming increasingly casual. Instead of asking questions about work, you may find yourself swapping stories about your glory days in college or what you did over the weekend. Causal conversations such as this might even lead you to say a few curse words.

While the acceptance of cursing and overly-casual conversation depends on a company’s culture, for the most part, it’s safer not to take any chances. According to CareerBuilder.com, 81 percent of employers find that swearing “brings an employee’s professionalism into question.” Nothing bad will come from you keeping your language as professional as possible in the workplace.