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Bosses can stomach swears, not lies!

While you thought that swearing at your boss can get you fired, and concocting a false story may

india Updated: Apr 17, 2006 16:40 IST

While you thought that swearing at your boss can get you fired, and concocting a false story may save your job, think again for telling a lie may cost you more than what you had anticipated.

A recent research by communication experts 'The Aziz Corporation' found that most British company managers believe swearing by their staff is more acceptable than bending the truth.

While 66 per cent of the 308 senior managers and directors surveyed thought "bull*****ing" by employees was "very annoying", only 37 per cent objected to expletives being flung around the office.

The findings also revealed that 36 per cent found swearing tolerable compared with just 8 per cent willing to tolerate lying.

"Bosses prefer their colleagues' language to be honest and accurate even if that means tolerating the odd expletive here and there. It does appear that the culture of television personalities such as Sir Alan Sugar and Gordon Ramsay is permeating the business world," The Scotsman quoted professor Khalid Aziz, the Aziz Corporation chairman, as saying.

"However, while a direct no-nonsense approach may be preferable, good communicators do not need to swear," he said.