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30 Things You Should Never Say to Your Boss

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 3:49
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entrepreneur-998735_640Open communication in the workplace is good but there are some lines that should not be crossed. Therefore, you should be careful when speaking to your boss and instead of directly saying what’s on your mind; you should reframe your thoughts. Especially, you should avoid using the below phrases. Otherwise, you can ruin your career.

  • That’s not my job.
  • That is not my problem.
  • I am here for the money.
  • I don’t get paid enough for this.
  • I can’t do this.
  • I am bored of doing this.
  • I don’t have time to do this.
  • I am here until I find a better job.
  • I want to do the easiest task.
  • This takes too much time.
  • I could be doing better things during this time rather than working on this.
  • You never told me to finish this task.
  • I don’t like working for other people.
  • Why is Jane/John always working on the best projects?
  • It is not my fault. It is his/her fault.
  • I don’t like working with Jane/John.
  • I will leave unless you…
  • That is impossible.
  • I am too busy.
  • My old boss was better than you.
  • That is not how we always do it. Why do we need to change it?
  • I was hoping a better raise this year.
  • I don’t know.
  • We have a serious problem.
  • As a millennial, I expect/do….
  • You didn’t show me how to do it.
  • I have tried it before and it didn’t work.
  • I don’t want to do it this way.
  • I know you said “No” but I talked to your boss and s/he said “Ok”.
  • I think I should talk to your boss about this.


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