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7 phrases you should not say to your boss

It doesn't matter if you're upset or very stressed, avoid disrespecting your office and always try to see yourself professional.

The opinions expressed by employees are personal.

I was reading 14 sentences that you should not say to your employees , and it occurred to me that many employees also have no idea how to speak to their bosses. They tend to fall into one or two general fields. Some fear reaffirming themselves for what they prefer to keep silent; others simply say what they can think of and are too challenging.

7 phrases you should not say to your boss
7 phrases you should not say to your boss

With the intention of finding a balance that works, I share seven things you should never say to a person with whom you are not related and who controls a good part of your life:

“How do I do it?” When your boss asks you to do something, once you understand what he is talking about, your job is to say, “Sure, no problem, you can count on me.” Then think about how to do it and, clearly, do it. That way you accept more responsibility without generating problems greater than your value.

“I don't have the time.” Let me tell you a secret: No one has time. We are continually asked to do more with less, including our bosses. The key is to define what is important and prioritize the work.

“Do not”. Unless it is illegal or unethical, it is not a good idea to give your boss a refusal. You can ask questions or, but avoid saying no unless you have an excellent resume or don't need the job. You will only be asking for problems.

“Take this job and …” We know how you can end this sentence. Maybe your boss is the worst person in the world. Perhaps he is abusive and takes out his childhood traumas with his employees, who he believes are his slaves. Never mind. When you're ready to quit, do it professionally. Do not burn bridges; You will always be returned.

“I go to human resources.” When I was a young engineer, I asked my boss why I had such a bad evaluation. He told me. Not satisfied, I asked him if he cared to talk to his boss. He said no, so I did it. No problem. It's fine if you go with your boss's boss, if you do it right (with respect and openness) and for the right reason. But if that doesn't work, going to the human resources department won't help you. If it is serious, resign. If not, stop complaining.

“It wasn't me, it was him.” If you are responsible, accept it. If it is not your responsibility or fault, explain it. But don't point your finger at anyone else. Never. Doing so will make you look unprofessional.

“That guy is an idiot.” Whether it's a colleague, a customer, a provider or anyone, don't think you can conspire with your boss as if he were your friend. It is not. And if you do something like criticize someone else, you run the risk of sounding disrespectful or critical of someone who might be more important to the company than you. In addition, you can generate distrust in your boss.

Remember that bosses are real people, just like you and me, but they are in a unique position that requires an analyzed interaction. In general, if you stay professional and respectful, that's what you'll get back. And if you can accept responsibility, stay reliable and do the job, you will go far in your career.

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