Got Manners? New Survey Shows People Have Quit Their Jobs in Bad Environments

multitaskingIf you’ve had a coworker or two ditch the “please” and “thank you” comments for some harsher words, you’re not alone.

That is, a quarter of workers actually resigned from their jobs because they were on the receiving end of bad manners in the office. Weber Shandwick and Powell Tate in conjunction with KRC Research surveyed 1,000 individuals about nastiness in work and in life as well.

Across each generation people reported observing rudeness although Millennials are most inclined to notice the uncivility. Per the survey, 44 percent of respondents from 18 to 33-years-old experienced some type of unprofessional behavior on the job. This is in comparison with the 34 to 49-year-old demographic. And 34 percent of 50 to 68-year-olds and 22 percent of the 69-plus crowd revealed noticing uncivility.

The good news? Data seems somewhat steady dating back to 2012 when a quarter of respondents also indicated they left a job due to an uncivil environment.

As for the bad news? That’s still a pretty high rate. And maybe it’s not limited to just the work place. Consider this: 70 percent of respondents said civility has erupted and two-thirds of the population mentioned we have a significant problem with rudeness overall as a country.