Language in the staff lounge
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|Sat, 09-26-2009 - 5:19pm|
How's the language in your staff lounge? In my school each team (I'm in a MS) has their own lounge. There's a teachers' cafe but, that is usually used only for staff breakfasts or celebrations. The team I'm on has quite the potty mouth and I find it kind of off putting. I'm no prude and can swear a blue streak and will swear among my friends but, I think it's kind of tacky to speak that way at work. Am I getting to be an old lady? And the thing is most of the people on my team are not young. The worst offenders are around 60. We even have a guy who used to teach shop but now teaches computers who makes lots of off color jokes which I find down right creepy. We were looking at some test scores from the state and we had to share a sheet and he said to me "I don't know if I can control myself." I'm pretty sure he meant something sexual by that. I know he was only kidding but I think it's really inappropriate. The band teacher spilled some water down her shirt last week and he said "Can I help you wipe that up?" To me he's teetering right on the edge of what could be construed as an hostile work environment.
What are your opinions about this and have you experienced anything similar?