By: Rick Boxx
August 12, 2010
At least 34,000 workers will be cleaning up their language, according to the Wall Street Journal. Goldman Sachs issued a new policy to its employees requiring that they refrain from using foul language in their emails.
After a backlash from crude language used in a Senate hearing in April, Goldman Sachs has chosen to filter emails to prevent vulgar language from being sent, including asterisks used in place of words.
The Apostle Paul in Colossians 3:8 gave some direction on living a holy life. He said, "But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips."
Although many web posts have mocked Goldman Sachs' new policy, I believe cleaning up the dialogue in the marketplace is professionally and personally prudent.
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