Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about foul language:
The attorney I work for uses the f-word all the time, and he and his associates here go back and forth. What I really hate though is him calling homosexuals a slur, blacks another N-word slur, women are “bitc*es” etc. He’s older but knows better. I know I should quit. The question is when?
Signed, Fed Up With The F Word
Dear Fed Up With The F Word:
I can certainly imagine how disgusting it would be to hear that kind of language used repeatedly and pervasively. The F word has actually gained some tolerance in business, but the others are still indicative of offensive and perhaps illegal and harassing behavior.I hope you have, at some point, told your employers how offensive the comments are or in some way let them know that you don’t like that kind of talk. I realize that’s not easy to do, but it can be done in a way that is not mutiny but still adamant.