Posted on : 12-05-2010 | By : Orion | In : Humor
I get truly funny emails almost daily. I thought, as it’s the middle of the work week, I’d share one along the lines of better office etiquette. This may be the start of a regular feature. Only time will tell. Oh, and if you’re like me you’ve been an email user decades and as such may have seen this one before. I hope you’re still able to get a chuckle or a nugget of wisdom you can apply in your day to day office interactions.
In the high pressure environment with the interpersonal relations that prevails today, I hope the letter below can be of some assistance.
Cussing at Work
It has been brought to management’s attention that some individuals throughout the company have been using foul language during the course of normal conversation with their co-workers.
Due to complaints received from some employees who may be easily offended, this type of language will no longer be tolerated.
We do, however, realize the critical importance of being able to accurately express your feelings when communicating with co-workers.
Therefore,a list of 18 New and Innovative ‘TRY SAYING’ phrases have been provided so that proper exchange of ideas and information can continue in an effective manner.
TRY SAYING: I think you could use more training..
INSTEAD OF: You don’t know what the f___ you’re doing.
TRY SAYING: She’s an aggressive go-getter.
INSTEAD OF: She’s a f___ing bit__.
TRY SAYING: Perhaps I can work late.
INSTEAD OF: And when the f___ do you expect me to do this?
TRY SAYING: I’m certain that isn’t feasible..
INSTEAD OF: No f___ing way.
TRY SAYING: Really?
INSTEAD OF: You’ve got to be sh___ing me!
TRY SAYING: Perhaps you should check with…
INSTEAD OF: Tell someone who gives a sh__.
TRY SAYING: I wasn’t involved in the project.
INSTEAD OF: It’s not my f___ing problem.
TRY SAYING: That’s interesting.
INSTEAD OF: What the f___?
TRY SAYING: I’m not sure this can be implemented.
INSTEAD OF: This sh__ won’t work.
TRY SAYING: I’ll try to schedule that.
INSTEAD OF: Why the f___ didn’t you tell me sooner?
TRY SAYING: He’s not familiar with the issues…
INSTEAD OF: He’s got his head up his a__.
TRY SAYING: Excuse me, sir?
INSTEAD OF: Eat sh__ and die.
TRY SAYING: So you weren’t happy with it?
INSTEAD OF: Kiss my a__.
TRY SAYING: I’m a bit overloaded at the moment.
INSTEAD OF: F__ it, I’m on salary.
TRY SAYING: I don’t think you understand.
INSTEAD OF: Shove it up your a__.
TRY SAYING: I love a challenge.
INSTEAD OF: This f___ing job sucks.
TRY SAYING: You want me to take care of that?
INSTEAD OF: Who the f___ died and made you boss?
TRY SAYING: He’s somewhat insensitive.
INSTEAD OF: He’s a pr_ck.