Skip to comments.Nine Things Never to Say to Your Boss
Posted on 09/28/2013 11:39:10 AM PDT by Innovative
2. That just isnt possible.
Always speak to your boss in terms of what can be done. For instance, rather than saying We cant get this done by Friday, say We could definitely get this done by Monday, or if we brought in some freelance help, we could meet the Friday deadline. When you talk to your boss, think in terms of solving problems for her, not in terms of putting problems on her plate.
6. Its not my fault.
Are you a whiny 8-year-old or a take-charge professional? Assume responsibility and take steps to fix a problem that you did, in fact, create. And if you are being wrongly blamed for a problem, saying Lets get to the bottom of this or What can we do to make it right? is much more effective than saying Its not my fault.
7. "I don't know.
If your boss asks you a question you cant answer, the correct response is not "I don't know." It's "I'll find out right away."
(Excerpt) Read more at career-advice.monster.com ...
Are we working in a florist shop?
Most of these are obviously not guidelines for government workers.
But, Mr. Clinton - I’ve never done anything like that before.
“Actually I believe that was a double and not just a bogey, Mr. President.”
10. “Hang on... I’m about to beat level 67 of Candy Crush.”
“But don’t you think we should at least discuss options for rescuing the ambassador, Madam Secretary?”
“Boss, you’re an idiot for not voting for Obama.”
Engineers (and some Techs and Assemblers) may be awkwardly and socially inept for the most part, but if something can not be done they will tell you straight off and not try to blow smoke out their bum and confuse you.
“Hey, your wife is pretty hot. Does she ‘date’ much?”
I don’t know, I once worked a short time for a company owned by a Canadian, no offense to honest Canadians, and he was a lying, cheating, thief. He distributed checks to us that bounced, this was after cheating employees before I got there of a payroll. When I confronted him he said the money was deposited the night before, the problem I told him was that the bank told us no deposit had been made. I got laid off two days later but it was totally worth it. A former coworker told me the company was raided by armed Feds ten days later.
Most of these are obviously not guidelines for government workers.....Yes, they are. “I did exactly what you told me to. I have the email here (or my orders were to..). Scares the crap out of them.
“I’ve found some troubling discrepancies on Moveon.org’s tax exempt application, Ms. Lerner.”
Number 9 is a riot. I wonder if anyone has ever actually attempted that.
I thought gay men were the bosses in floral shops.
If you have to pick up these pointers from monster, you might already be in trouble because you should be able to think these up by yourself. Trying to “set your boss up” with a date (#9), for example, is the stupidest GD thing I’ve ever heard of, and how that could seem like a good idea to someone in the first place boggles my mind.
Could be, I don’t know.
It’s been a couple decades.
“Make it snappy, fatso...I’m in a hurry!” Actually that is something one shouldn’t say to a traffic cop, but is seams to work in this context as well.
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