This question may test AccountingWEB’s swear filter, but here it goes.
In a CNN article that caught my eye last week, a US attorney argued that swearing in the workplace could “run the risk of creating a potential legal liability” and may result in clients feeling uncomfortable.
A swear here and there may slip out your mouth in the office but too much ‘effing’ doesn’t mix well with maintaining a level of professionalism in the workplace.
In 2018 we even saw an accountant reprimanded by the ICAEW after a sweary client rant.
So in a profession like accountancy, is the odd swear in the office forgivable or should accountants always act in a professional manner?