There’s no doubt that emotions can get the better of us on the job, but is it ever okay to really show those emotions in the work place? Well, a new survey sought to find the answer to that very question.
A new poll by Accountemps finds that 45% of people say they’ve cried at work, and it seems most bosses are okay with it, on occasion. The survey finds that 44% of CFOs say crying in the office is acceptable as long as it isn’t something that happens every day, while 30% say it has no negative affect and actually shows you’re human, and only 26% say it’s never okay, because people will perceive an employee who cries as weak or immature.
And it turns out, workers have a harsher opinion than CFOs when it comes to folks crying at the office. While 38% say it’s fine occasionally, and 31% say it’s totally acceptable, 32% say it’s totally unacceptable.
Of course, tears aren’t the only emotion folks can express on the job. The survey finds that 52% of workers have lost their temper at the office, with 65% saying it was directed at a colleague and 37% saying it was directed at their manager.