MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Melrose coaches got in trouble for it, a Collierville coach lost his job over it, a supervisor at the Memphis Animal Shelter's facing scrutiny for doing it: they used profanity and lots of it.
Some jobs you get fined, some jobs you get fired, employees told abc24.com profanity is too common in the workplace.
Memphis City sanitation worker, John Water told abc24.com people at his job use profanity, all the time. Even he admits to it.
"Yeah, I cuss at work," said Water.
Tammy Weber is a speech and language teacher for a local elementary school, she told abc24.com the use of profanity is, just common now. As a teacher, she said it's extra important that she and her co-workers bite their tongues.
"I don't like it, I really don't like for my child to be exposed to it," said Weber.
That doesn't mean her daughter doesn't hear it.
"When I'm out it's common. When I'm shopping people you encounter working do use profanity," Weber told abc24.com.
It was nearly a decade ago the Osbourne's profanity laced reality show hit the airwaves and made waves. In the show's first season, it was the most viewed series in MTV history. In the decade since, Memphians told abc24.com that profanity has caught on.
"It's become so common it just happens, people don't notice it because it's common now," said Weber.
"It's just not professional, if you're in the workplace, its time to be professional. There's a time to play and a time to joke. It's time to work and time to be professional also, so yeah, it should be stopped," Bryan Stoxstell told abc24.com.
"It's happening too much, nobody has respect for nobody. Love is gone," said Ayries Carter.
Carter used to work construction, a job many associate with profanity, however, he said back then nobody cussed.
"Everybody had respect for one another maybe sooner or later we'll get back to it, hopefully we will," Carter told abc24.com.
Many business publications state profanity in the workplace can lead to a more hostile work environment and can lead to violence.