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Cities have tried to outlaw profanity, and now a study conducted by CareerBuilder has found that cursing and using profanity is common everywhere, including the workplace. The survey found that more than half the polled said they swore while on the job. Of those, 95 percent admitted that they used profanity in front of co-workers, and more than half said they had cursed within earshot of their supervisors. Even supervisors admitted that they often used profanity directed toward employees. The study found that using profanity in the workplace is a bad idea. 64% of employers said they think less of an employee who repeatedly swears on the job, and 57 percent said they would less likely to promote that person. Author June Moore has written several books on etiquette and says kids who use profanity may struggle as adults. When asked about the CareerBuilder survey, Moore said, “They may never know their bad language is why they didn’t get hired or didn’t get a promotion. Curse words are not respectful to anyone, and they do nothing to help a person gain respect.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

Curbing Cursing Not Easy in Today's Culture, by Christina Quick, http://ag.org/top/News/index_articledetail.cfm?targetBay=c97d4d5c-a325-4921-9a9e-e9fbddd9cdce&ModID=2&Process=DisplayArticle&RSS_RSSContentID=27359&RSS_OriginatingChannelID=1184&RSS_OriginatingRSSFeedID=3359&RSS_Source, Accessed January 29, 2014.

Colossians 4:6 (ESV) (6) Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

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