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Old 05-31-2011, 08:23 PM
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Default 5 Things You Should Never Say To Your Boss

1) "That's not in my job description" - ..unless the task being asked has absolutely nothing to do with work.
2) "Don't blame me, it wasn't my fault" - This is sure to irritate your boss, and show that you have a tendency to cover up and not take responsibility for blame.
3) "Sir/Mam could you ask (coworkers name) to turn down their music" - It is not the responsibility of your boss to deal with personal issues.
4) "I just never got around to it" - It's important to prioritize your commitments.
5) "I don't need to be taught by anyone." - There is confidence and then there is cockiness. You can always find ways to improve yourself on the job.
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Old 06-01-2011, 01:56 AM
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Few more I think can be added. ...

1. "Could you repeat that"-- One or twice is OK. But developing a habit of putting up the same question every time indicates that you don't care about or respect in what he has to say.

2. "I Don't know" - This is a bad way of responding to your Boss. There are many situations where you might really don't know the cause but instead you can politely reply to your boss by saying "Let me check it out" or "let me find it" etc...
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Old 06-01-2011, 03:56 AM
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Haha! Those are good!

I don't know if anyone would actually say this, but how about: "What about my raise?" after only working for a short period of time.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:20 PM
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Thanks for sharing everyone. Those are great suggestions.

I have also heard:
"I am overqualified for this."
"I don't get paid enough for this job."
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Old 06-02-2011, 04:26 AM
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"Who do you think you are, my boss?"
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:01 AM
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I've read about that when my companion in the office post it on the wall. They're helpful lines but some of it, I did say to my boss! LOL
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:31 AM
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Quote:
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"Who do you think you are, my boss?"
LOL!!

How about I dont want to.
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I like the "I am over-qualified" line. i am a teacher and the kids think they are too good to do certian things as well.
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:31 PM
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I like #1, about it not being in your job description!

I had a manager once who would ALWAYS give me her work to do... even when it was specifically for a manager and I had no clue what to do with it... I always wanted to say "That's not in my job description!"
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:16 PM
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The one that always drove me nuts when I was the boss was "nobody ever told me that" and you had told that same person the same thing at least 5 or more times :-) so glad I don't have to deal with that anymore LOL!!
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