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Updated 08/11/2017
  1. below or contrary to the standards expected in a particular profession.
    "a report on unprofessional conduct"
    "unprofessional conduct"
    "you don't want to hire unprofessional roofers"

    The one thing I never want to hear, but have heard as much as anything over the years,
    is that an employee doesn't know how to do something. Great, Google it, find a book
    -- but don't take three other employees off their jobs to write a curriculum to train you.
    "Training" is for corporations to document that they've trained you, mostly when their
    insurance company or licensure requires it. Sometimes it exists so companies can
    reinforce a mystique that they're like no other place you've ever seen or you have to do
    things their way to fit in.

    Profanity in the Workplace: Is It Ever Okay?  |  CBIA.com                                                               08/00/2017
    Anthony Scaramucci's short-lived term as White House communications director raises
    a serious question that impacts everyone in the workforce. 
When is colorful language
    appropriate, and when does it become unprofessional? 
Scaramucci resigned a few days
    after a profanity-filled interview with The New Yorker's 
Ryan Lizza was published.

       "In the vast majority of cases, using profanity...is unprofessional," says Andrew
        Challenger, vice president of outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger,
        Gray & Christmas Inc.
       ALSO NOTED:
        - typically the case when job seekers look for work and post on social media
        - per a recent Challenger survey, 60% of recruiters said vulgar language on
           social media was 'most problematic' when vetting a candidate.
        - "With 80% of recruiters turning to social media as a means of vetting candidates
...it is clear that, at least for the time being, it is better to keep digital footprints PG."
        - "
Millennials may contribute to a more profanity-friendly work environment."
       "Moreover, professionalism is key to maintaining a positive brand image in most
         workplaces, and employers may take using profanity as a sign that those employees
         do not respect the mission of the company or their coworkers
," says Challenger.