If you rarely curse, you may want to change your ways. It turns out that cursing at work might make you more popular among co-workers! The use of expletives in the workplace helps enhance group solidarity and serves as a mechanism for stress relief, according to the study conducted by researchers at the University of East Anglia. Researchers said that the interpretation of cuss words is more relevant than the “simplistic literal meaning.” The study acknowledged, however, that not all swearing is beneficial, such as that used to bully peers. (SOURCE)
This reminds me of an episode of "Friends" where Chandler has a "work laugh" and has to go along with his macho boss in order to be cool at work. Have YOU ever had to conform to something that you normally would not do at work, just to fit in and/or be accepted? Email me about it at Jillene@WLLR.com or join the conversation on Facebook!