Is it Okay to Cry @ the Office

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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.

Source: Accountemps