I have been a bad boy.
We were having a staff meeting and discussing someone who built a house into two setbacks - side yard and right-of-way easement. As usual the extroverts were dominating the conversation. Came my turn to speak and I was talking. There has been this pattern of where the extroverts just decide they can interrupt me and talk over me, which has frustrated me to no end. Well, I wasn't halfway through my point when the new boss begins to talk over me, but I kept going, because I wasn't through with my point. Then he starts whistling and calling my name.
I told him I wasn't finished talking (which obviously I wasn't, because I was still talking). He said "sorry". My internal filter was overridden by the frustration and I muttered "jesus f***ing christ." Yeah, maybe not the best thing to say about your boss's rude and disrepectful behavior.
So I got a lecture after the meeting that profanity wasn't professional behavior. Well, in Montana, the f-bomb is pretty common. And I am actually the one planner in the department who is least likely to drop the f-bomb.
Are the f-bombs or other versions of profanity used during your staff meetings or interactions with other staff?
For those of you who are bosses, would you chastised one of your employees for using profanity in response to your own transgression?