ESSENCE Poll: Have You Ever Lost Control of Your Temper at Work?
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While we all try to control our anger, sometimes it gets the best of us.

That’s what happened in a Baltimore City high school where a female teacher and a female student got into a fist fight in the school hallway. All caught on camera, they came to blows after the student threw a book at her teacher.

Both teacher and pupil have been suspended and the 17-year-old student has been charged with assault. But the student’s aunt Nikia Jones thinks the teacher’s behavior is unacceptable.

“You’re supposed to be a role model to these children,” Jones said to Fox 45, “And you took your shoes off and physically was fighting her like you was outside on the street.” In the video, you can hear students yelling in shock over the teacher’s reaction, “That’s a teacher!…Is she really?”

This got us thinking: Have you ever lost control of your temper in the work place? What were the consequences? Take our poll and let us know how you try to handle your anger in a professional environments.

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