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7 Answers You Should Never Give at Work

By on December 27, 2013
Answers to never give at work

We know, we know: you’re busy, you’re working your fingers to the bone, and here comes your boss asking you to put in some extra time on that special project.

How can you possibly hope to get it all done? Even if you’re feeling stressed, though, there are some things you don’t want to say to your boss in response to their request. Here are seven answers it is never OK to give an employer.

1. You Didn’t Tell Me To Do It

In response to the question, “Why didn’t this get done?” the answer is, “I am sorry and it won’t happen again.” Always.

Getting into a spat with your boss over a minor detail is a sure-fire route to the doghouse. Use I-language, not you-language, accept the blame (even if you don’t deserve it), and move on.

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  • JBSPuddintane

    8. Take this job and shove it.