What the @$#&? Cursing helps co-workers relieve stress

Posted at 9:18 AM, Mar 23, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-23 09:24:05-04

by Kelly Ruszkiewicz

Do you know an employee that has a foul mouth? A new study in the Huffington Post suggests that swearing at work can actually help relieve stress:

“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.”

Read more on how cursing can have a positive affect on co-workers.