North Dakota television news anchor AJ Clemente was recently fired after swearing on air during his first day on the job believing he was not yet live on the air. AJ even got advice from legendary newsman Tom Brokaw about the incident — “We all swear, we just don’t get caught.” Well, what do the viewers think?
A recent Omnibus survey revealed that 57% of respondents believed that AJ should have been given a second chance. When asked about their own habits in the workplace, 59% of respondents said they had sworn in the workplace. 69% of those that had sworn in the workplace were males, 65% were over the age of 50, and 74% were making an income of over $100K.
So next time you’re at work, keep an ear out for your bosses or coworkers. Apparently, you don’t have to be “on air” to hear swear words, just go to work!