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Nine Things Never to Say to Your Boss
Monster.com ^ | Sept 28, 2013 | Megan Malugani, Charles Purdy

Posted on 09/28/2013 11:39:10 AM PDT by Innovative

2. “That just isn’t possible.”

Always speak to your boss in terms of what can be done. For instance, rather than saying “We can’t 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. “It’s 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 “Let’s get to the bottom of this” or “What can we do to make it right?” is much more effective than saying “It’s not my fault.”

7. "I don't know.”

If your boss asks you a question you can’t 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 ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: advice; discrimination; feminism; office; relationships; savethemales; sexism; top10; work; workplace
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It's obvious, when you read it, but people still forget using the advice, which, in my opinion is correct.
1 posted on 09/28/2013 11:39:10 AM PDT by Innovative
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solving problems for her

Her?

Are we working in a florist shop?

2 posted on 09/28/2013 11:45:58 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Innovative

Most of these are obviously not guidelines for government workers.


3 posted on 09/28/2013 11:47:14 AM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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But, Mr. Clinton - I’ve never done anything like that before.


4 posted on 09/28/2013 11:48:02 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Buck Off, Bronco Bama)
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“Actually I believe that was a double and not just a bogey, Mr. President.”


5 posted on 09/28/2013 11:48:20 AM PDT by NittanyLion
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10. “Hang on... I’m about to beat level 67 of Candy Crush.”


6 posted on 09/28/2013 11:49:06 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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11. Quit bothering me! Can't you see I'm trying to sleep?
7 posted on 09/28/2013 11:51:22 AM PDT by JPG (Putin Does Obama.)
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“But don’t you think we should at least discuss options for rescuing the ambassador, Madam Secretary?”


8 posted on 09/28/2013 11:52:12 AM PDT by NittanyLion
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“Boss, you’re an idiot for not voting for Obama.”


9 posted on 09/28/2013 11:52:20 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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It's obvious someone prefers politicians to Engineers. Not that I have a high opinion of Engineers to begin with, having been forced to work with them before becoming one, but most of us learn fairly quickly that while Engineers have almost no sense of social grace or currently-accepted grooming standards (not to mention political maneuvering) at least they will not grinningly pump your hand while assuring you that yes, you can purchase the moon in a special Jalepeno-flavoured version if that is what is required, as any Salesman or politician would of course do. While lecturing you that you have to purchase it before you can read about what exactly is in the law -I mean; "package".

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.

10 posted on 09/28/2013 11:52:36 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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“Hey, your wife is pretty hot. Does she ‘date’ much?”


11 posted on 09/28/2013 11:53:29 AM PDT by Gaffer
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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.


12 posted on 09/28/2013 11:54:54 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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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.


13 posted on 09/28/2013 11:58:50 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Hardastarboard

ROFLMAO


14 posted on 09/28/2013 11:59:47 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (I am not cynical. /s)
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“I’ve found some troubling discrepancies on Moveon.org’s tax exempt application, Ms. Lerner.”


15 posted on 09/28/2013 12:00:21 PM PDT by NittanyLion
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Number 9 is a riot. I wonder if anyone has ever actually attempted that.


16 posted on 09/28/2013 12:02:04 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: humblegunner

I thought gay men were the bosses in floral shops.


17 posted on 09/28/2013 12:04:40 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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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.


18 posted on 09/28/2013 12:07:39 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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Could be, I don’t know.

It’s been a couple decades.


19 posted on 09/28/2013 12:08:06 PM PDT by humblegunner
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“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.


20 posted on 09/28/2013 12:12:26 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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