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Third sector's favourite swear word revealed

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Sector fares well against others when it comes to expletives

Charity workers won’t be cursing to discover their sector is the least likely to use profanity, according to a new survey.

And, even on the odd occasion they do turn the air blue, it is most likely with the word sh*t, avoiding stronger expletives.

The results reveal workers in Accountancy, Banking and Finance are guiltiest of popping a profanity in during a team video call or meeting.

SectorNumber of Swear Word OccurrencesAverage Swears Per Week
Accountancy, Banking and Finance96380
Travel and Hospitality70659
Media and Internet49741
Computer and IT45838
Creative Arts and Design42335
Business, Consulting and Management41935
Marketing, Advertising and PR41435
Customer Service24020
Medical and Health23520
Education and Training11410
Recruitment and HR1119
Charity and Voluntary Work575

In fact, during the study, workers from this sector were caught out almost 1,000 times (963/80 swear words on average per week). That’s approximately 17 times MORE than the sector least guilty of swearing: Charity and Volunteer Work (57/5). 

Professionals working in Law land in second place. Throughout the study, this sector was caught turning the air blue 722 times.

While people working in the Travel and Hospitality sector are third worst for swearing, with 706 occurrences.

SectorSwear Word
Accountancy, Banking and FinanceF*ck
Travel and HospitalityKn*b
Media and InternetBoll*cks
Computer and ITBoll*cks
Creative Arts and DesignF*ck
Business, Consulting and ManagementKn*b
Marketing, Advertising and PRBullsh*t
Customer ServiceP*ssed
Medical and HealthSh*t
Education and TrainingSh*t
Recruitment and HRP*ssed
Charity and Voluntary WorkSh*t



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