I've actually asked and was granted, a change in departments, because the crew I was working with constantly swore, flipped the bird and reveled in unseemly jokes.
When I started with them, I cringed at it all....then I tried to sit alone....then I tried to make fun of their silliness thinking I could get them to stop....then one day I came home and began swearing....I knew that was enough! I had simply absorbed what I had heard all day and now was regurgitating it. Since it wasn't possible to change the habits of these five people, and I was the one changing....I needed to get out.
They all had a good laugh...that they had corrupted Liz....so, Liz decided to risk employment and leave that group.
What was worse, the person who swore the most and acted the raunchiest was an Orthodox woman....who threw me for a loop. I was thrilled to be working with a fellow Orthodox, until I worked with her for a couple of hours.
I say that each and every action of our's reflects who we are, and what we believe. We need to emulate that which we wish to see in others. Besides, our poor behavior reflects badly on everything we are associated with.
It is our duty to be the best we can and represent our Faith the best we can. You never know....someone might be looking at you, at your actions, at your words....to judge whether or not they might wish to become Orthodox.