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Here’s must-have information for human resources managers of global workforces and managers whose career trajectories take them from continent to continent: European workers swear at their bosses all the time, Asian workers hardly ever.

This precious intelligence comes to us from TipTopJob.com, a jobs website that invented National (as in Great Britain) Hug Your Boss Day. The British website surveyed folks around the globe to ascertain their frequently of cussing out their bosses. Even the rebellious Americans were far less likely than their Euro-counterparts to use foul language with inferring something negative about a boss. The bloody Australians, despite their heritage as a dumping ground for British wrongdoers, are far more loathe to swear at a boss than are Europeans or Americans.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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