Workers in the CBD admit it happens a lot, but not everyone approves. "It's very inappropriate. There's a time and place, but your workplace, there's a certain structure that you have to maintain," one woman in the CBD told me.
Even though New Orleans didn't make the top ten cities most likely to curse, apparently here in the CBD there's still quite a bit of it going on. Another woman admits to me she's one of the guilty ones, "You can ask anybody I work with. Everybody swears! It's like a behind the scenes deal, if you're dealing with the public in some way or clients, you have to act legitimate. But behind the scenes, when it's mayhem and it's a bad day for people, sometimes the only appropriate thing to do is to swear."
Men are even more likely to utter an expletive, 54% compared to 47% of women the survey shows. People between 35-44 are the most likely age group to swear.
Cursing at work, whether it's common or not, can hurt your chances of promotion according to CareerBuilder.com.
The survey shows bosses are inclined to think less of an employee who swears at work because they think it brings the employee's professionalism into question. Others are concerned with the lack of control and lack of maturity demonstrated by swearing at work, while over half said swearing at work makes an employee appear less intelligent.
Washington D.C., Denver and Chicago are the top three cities most likely to swear at work, followed by Los Angeles and Boston.