Crying on the job is something that 45% of workers acknowledge doing and 44% of chief financial officers say that it is OK as long as it doesn't happen everyday. So reports Accountemps.
Just over 30% of employees, however, say it is never OK to cry at work versus 26% of CFOs who say the same. "We're all human, and sometimes emotions can get the best of us," says Michael Steinitz, executive director of Accountemps. "Workplace challenges are inevitable, but how you respond and move forward can demonstrate your professionalism, resilience and emotional intelligence."
But Steinitz cautions to keep the tears in check. "Thinking before reacting will not only help your professional reputation, but also show that you are considerate of your colleagues," Steinitz says. "Frequent emotional displays can be disruptive to coworkers and ultimately damage your work relationships."