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10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by BrandSpurNG: 8:13am On Jul 03, 2018
In your career, you will inevitably end up saying some dumb or regrettable things to your boss. We all do it to varying degrees at one time or another. The following list of such things is by no means exhaustive, but if you can avoid saying them, you will be doing yourself, your professional persona and your boss a tremendous service.

So, keep these top 10 things to never say to your boss in mind the next time you’re chatting him up by the water cooler.

No.10 “Impossible – that can’t be done.”

This is the kind of shortsighted thinking no boss wants to hear about. It suggests both indifference and a lack of effort. Unless you follow it up with a solution or an alternative, it’s neither proactive nor even helpful to say such a thing.

No.9 “This is the best they could do, huh?”

Whether said in response to new office phones, computers or the banquet hall at a family-style restaurant rented for a Christmas party, this is one of those smart-ass comments that indicates to your boss and to others that you have a deluded sense of entitlement. It also belittles the efforts someone — possibly your boss or even his boss — has made.

No.8 “That’s not my problem.”

Be that as it may, this presupposes the existence of a problem and, more than likely, a frustrated boss or coworker in need of some assistance. At the very least, your boss is looking for someone to take responsibility for the solution to this problem — even if it wasn’t yours, to begin with. That means he already knows it’s not your problem, so you can spare him the reminder.

No.7 “That isn’t in my job description.”

In one of the many great courtroom scenes in A Few Good Men, Tom Cruise asks a witness to point out where in the U.S. Marines manual the mess hall is indicated. Naturally, it isn’t in there. The point is, a lot of things aren’t detailed in your job description, including e-mailing your friends from work or surfing the web, but you probably do those things anyway, right? So when the boss asks you to do something a little out of the ordinary, don’t take offense, and never say to your boss that it’s not in your job description to do it.

No.6 “Does it really matter if I get this finished?”

A strictly educational environment might promote the idea that there is no such thing as a dumb question, but this isn’t true at the office. To know the difference between a good question to ask yourself is: “Will this question waste someone’s time?” No boss wants you to spend an hour doing a project incorrectly, but asking about the relevance of a project is time-wasting and insulting to both of you.

No.5 “That’s a no-brainer.”

As a tired cliché, this statement is offensive enough; however, delivered with just the right patronizing tone, it becomes an insult. Your boss doesn’t hear “no-brainer” as much as he hears, “The answer is obvious — how dumb are you?”

No.4 “We should totally hook up on Facebook.”

No, you shouldn’t. Ever. Your boss knows this and he might be a little disappointed that you don’t. Extending a request like this puts him in an uncomfortable position. He may be too nice to say no, or foolish enough to say yes. Either way, social interactions with your boss should, almost without question, be discouraged. We don’t mean you can’t mingle with him at office parties, but try not to plan weekend getaways with him and his family anytime soon.

No.3 “I got so trashed last night…”

You might just be jawing over the prior evening, but to your boss, this could be a hint that you plan to be especially unproductive that day. It might also inform him that you have difficulty keeping your work and private lives separate and that you don’t have much discretion at all. This, in turn, can be a signal that you shouldn’t be trusted with additional responsibilities.

No.2 “I don’t get paid enough for this.”

Ninety-nine percent of the time you’ll be wrong when you say this. Furthermore, such a statement packs so many ready-made responses. Most potent among them might be, “Then quit, and fulfill your great untapped potential elsewhere.” All told, this kind of statement serves no other purpose but to b*tch and complain — which you do not want to do in front of, to or around your boss. Save it for people who might actually think you’re right, like your mother.

No.1 “Sigh”

The passive aggression and frustrating ambiguity of a sigh are what land it at the No. 1 spot. It can be delivered in response to the full range of requests from your boss, and it seems sufficiently open to interpretation to allow you to deny even having sighed at all.

But this is as true to you as it is absurd to your boss. We all know very well what a sigh means: It’s the official theme song of being annoyed and the national anthem of imposition.

Do you agree with the list above or you want to add more?? Drop your comments below, please…

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SOURCE: https://brandspurng.com/10-things-to-never-say-to-your-boss/

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Re: 10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by postbox: 6:48am On Jul 04, 2018
Spot on.

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Re: 10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:08am On Jul 04, 2018
Great thread....
We can relate how it was back in the days!

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Re: 10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by pelicanbeau(f): 7:08am On Jul 04, 2018
Ok
Re: 10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by Jaynom(m): 7:08am On Jul 04, 2018
This looks like an American article.

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Re: 10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by Kendumazy(m): 7:09am On Jul 04, 2018
OK. Please, come back to post 10 things boss shouldn't say to his/her employees. Na person born the employees too.

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Re: 10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by Nobody: 7:09am On Jul 04, 2018
grin
In addition, not saying anything at all is the worst

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Re: 10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by Sniper4real(m): 7:09am On Jul 04, 2018
Cool
Re: 10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by Nobody: 7:09am On Jul 04, 2018
The best thing u can tell a silly/wicked boss is am resigning grin. U go sharply turn expatriate for dem eye as dem go begin beg and promise u heaven and earth

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Re: 10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by Optmus(m): 7:10am On Jul 04, 2018
Ok
Re: 10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by Exwizard: 7:10am On Jul 04, 2018
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Great thread.....
I see nothing great here, as those List doesnt work for everybody field
kenonze:
grin
In addition, not saying anything at all is the worst
Well a closed mouth is a closed destiny

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Re: 10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by jeeqaa7(m): 7:11am On Jul 04, 2018
Gerrarahia
Re: 10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by Folashade2016(f): 7:12am On Jul 04, 2018
"Sighs"

Some boss will take it as a compliment while others will get offended in a nutshell know your kind of boss and rock your job keke the assistant boss.





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Re: 10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by Benjom(m): 7:12am On Jul 04, 2018
Insightful
Re: 10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by beklem: 7:12am On Jul 04, 2018
great
Re: 10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by Maisillion(m): 7:15am On Jul 04, 2018
Jaynom:
This looks like an American article.
Some How
Re: 10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by ITbomb(m): 7:20am On Jul 04, 2018
Don't ever say to your Boss "Shomo age mi ni"

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Re: 10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by OlujobaSamuel: 7:20am On Jul 04, 2018
lol, I'm they type that would tell my boss go to hell and he go ask me where he fit buy one way ticket

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Re: 10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by Afec1000givers: 7:25am On Jul 04, 2018
As for sigh it depends on where your boss hail from...Not all boss give a dam about sigh...Sigh and get the job done.

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Re: 10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by rawpadgin(m): 7:35am On Jul 04, 2018
angry
Regarding that no. 7, u can't tell me to go do a task that isn't my job description
Re: 10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by tunwumi: 7:36am On Jul 04, 2018
Don't tell you boss you want to attend an interview except his the one that arrange it for you.
Re: 10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:37am On Jul 04, 2018
Exwizard:
I see nothing great here
Only GREAT people see GREAT things!

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Re: 10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by sarahade(f): 7:49am On Jul 04, 2018
Ok.
Re: 10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by castro316(m): 7:52am On Jul 04, 2018
Exwizard:
I see nothing great here, as those List doesnt work for everybody field

Well a closed mouth is a closed destiny

Disobeyed rule No.9
Re: 10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by flyingdagger(m): 7:59am On Jul 04, 2018
Had one terrible boss who never listened before replying. one day I changed it for her and told her she doesn't listen. Next week I got summoned by HR, Thank God she got sacked a month after.

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Re: 10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by Freeko4: 8:30am On Jul 04, 2018
nice one
Re: 10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by Freeko4: 8:30am On Jul 04, 2018
nice one
Re: 10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by Psoul(m): 8:39am On Jul 04, 2018
Is your job a kind of slavery.

I don't insult my employers but they should know what dey say to me.
They know me and they don't mess with me. I know my worth and I refuse to look desperate.

I once told my boss in one of those his harsh words....."Sir, see before I came here, I was already touching money. I contribute my quota here and make additional money. It's not this place that made me rather I am getting improved here. So don't push me too hard or rather take ur job back."

He was dumbfounded that day. Since then, he park on his lane while I park on mine knowing that I am not scared of leaving the job.

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Re: 10 Things To Never Say To Your Boss by Nobody: 8:50am On Jul 04, 2018
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