5 Things you shouldn’t say to your boss?

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Don’t say that it’s not a part of your job.

“I’m not paid to do that.”

If your boss is asking you to do something, then it is probably a part of your job. Instead of making excuses, you should figure out if you can do it and how you can fit it into your work day. Don’t forget that taking additional work can make you look great in the eyes of your boss. They will most likely see you as a more dependable person.

Anyway, if you have the time in your workday to take on additional work, then why not? After all, you are getting paid to work still.

 Don’t make threats.

“I found a better job elsewhere and unless you….”

If you found a better job, then you should never threaten your employer with it. They most likely will no longer see you as a loyal employee and will not want you there anyways. Who would want a threatening employee work for them?


I Don’t Have an Opinion

The people who just sit and nod their heads are the ones who are expendable. If you want to make an impression as a valuable member of the team, offer your insights. No one ever agrees with his boss 100 percent all the time, so make your opinion known if you have something worth saying.-Nick Friedman

Don’t say to  Obstacle.“Their meetings are disorganized.” Yes, they are. So how do you intend to address it? Bring a solution and a plan of action forward. Using an obstacle as an excuse, or throwing it in your boss’s lap as a concern to resolve, is akin to throwing up a beacon that illustrates to the world you are unable or unwilling to perform in your job. As we say in the consulting business, you should strive to be the aspirin, not the source of the headache, when it comes to the observations and complaints you choose to bring to your boss.

The Responsibility Shift.“I’m not happy here. You are responsible for your own happiness, and you are equally responsible for any lacking thereof. It’s not your boss’s job to make you happy. Letting your boss know what you need and want to BE happy–and the business rationale for granting your wishes–would be a much wiser plan.




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