To: All Romanian Speaking Staff
Subject: Improper Language Usage
It has been brought to our attention by several officials visiting our
office in Romania that offensive language is commonly used by our
Romanian speaking staff. Such behavior, in addition to violating our
policy, is highly unprofessional and offensive to both visitors and
staff. All personnel will immediately adhere to the following rules:
1.. Words like f*tu-i, în p*la mea, p*la and other such expressions
will not be tolerated or used for emphasis or dramatic effect, no
matter how heated a discussion may become.
2.. You will not say si-a bagat p*la when someone makes a mistake,
or s-a c*cat pe el if you see someone being reprehended, or baga-mi-as, when a major mistake has been made. All forms and derivations of the verb a se c*ca and a se f*te are utterly inappropriate and unacceptable in our environment.
3.. No project manager, section head or administrator under any
circumstances will be referred to as p*la de om, c*canaru’ or boul.
4.. Lack of determination will not be referred to as p*lalau nor will persons who lack initiative be referred to as m*iangiu.
5.. Unusual or creative ideas offered by management are not to be
referred to as porcarii.
6.. Do not say f*tu-ti pe ma-ta if somebody is persistent; do not add p*la
mea, if a colleague is going through a difficult situation. Furthermore,
you must not say am pus-o (refer to item 2) nor o sa ne-o traga when a
matter becomes excessively complicated.
7.. When asking someone to leave you alone, you must not say du-te-n
p*la mea nor should you ever substitute „May I help you?” with, ce p*la mea vrei?.
8.. Under no circumstances should you ever call your elderly industrial
partners bosorogi împutiti.
9.. Do not say ia mai mereti-n p*la cu c*catu’ asta when a relevant
project is presented to you, nor should you ever answer f*tu-te-n cur
when your assistance is required.
10.. You should never call partner representatives as boul dracului or
11.. The sexual behavior of our staff is not to be discussed in terms
such as p*zdulica buna, f*taciosu’ or homalau’ lu’ peste.
12.. Last but not least, after reading this note, please do not say ma
sterg la cur cu textul asta.
Just keep it clean and dispose of it properly.