Goldman Sachs bans usage of profanity in their emailsJuly 29th, 2010 - 11:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, July 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Employees of Goldman Sachs have been banned from using strong words in their emails, which border on profanity.
The ban, which was delivered verbally to the workers this morning, will ensure that an event like what happened in the leaked internal bank messages case does not reoccur.
It was however not clear to employees, if they will be allowed to use shorthand forms of the words or not. Workers of Citigroup and JPMorgan have all taken such a step to ensure that their employees do not send interbank emails that contain profanity.
Spokeswoman for Goldman Sachs said that the bank have policies concerning the use of appropriate words. She claimed that the directive is not anything new. She called the directive an enforcement of that policy. A Goldman spokeswoman said that, “Of course we have policies about the use of appropriate language and we are always looking for ways to ensure that they are enforced.”
The directive will help the bank avoid the repeat of an April Congressional hearing involving a series of emails that contained improper words. Lawmakers drilled the bank’s former boss of the bank - Daniel Sparks during the hearing.
Considering that workers and employees have been using such words in their emails for a long time, it is only reasonable that most workers will break the rule before they finally adjust.
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