7:18 am July 29, 2010, by Henry Unger
Goldman Sachs is cleaning up its act.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that it’s telling employees that they will no longer be able to get away with profanity in electronic messages.
That means all 34,000 traders, investment bankers and other Goldman employees must restrain themselves from using oft-used dirty words on Wall Street, including the expletive that came back to haunt the company at a Senate hearing in April, the WSJ writes.
Goldman’s sanitized e-mail policy is being enforced by screening software. Even swear words spelled with asterisks are out, the WSJ says.
Citigroup and J.P. Morgan Chase have policies against using swear words in company e-mail, the WSJ reports. Morgan Stanley tells employees that their e-mail should be “professional, appropriate and courteous at all times,” but doesn’t specifically forbid naughty words.
Does your company have a policy? Should it?
Is it over-reaching for a company to do this? Or do more companies need to do it in the current climate?
What does this say about the work place?
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