What Not to Say to Your Boss

| February 6, 2008 | Reply

Here’s a posting that I found interesting from The Trump Blog located at www.trumpuniversity.com:

If you’re smart, you’ve learned what not to say in a romantic relationship. You’d never tell a woman she looked fat in a dress or tell a man he was losing in his hair. But have you learned what not to say in a business relationship?

Recently, CareerBuilder.com put together a list of some of the most inappropriate things you could say in the workplace. You’d think a lot of this was common sense, but people in the workplace say these things regularly.

For example, if you say “That’s not my job,” There’s pretty much no better way to advertise that you’re not a team player. It shows you’re only out to do the minimum and you better hope later on you don’t need somebody else’s help, because you won’t get it.

It’s also not very smart to say something like, “Don’t tell anyone I said this, but .. ” and then proceed to blab someone’s secret.If someone told you something in confidence, then keep it to yourself. You don’t want to get a reputation as a blabbermouth and someone who gossips.

At evaluation time, don’t complain by saying, “I haven’t had a raise in four years.” Very few bosses think longevity alone merits a raise. Asking for a raise just because it’s been a long time since your last one just tells your boss that you want more money, not that you deserve it.

If you say these things, you may be considered a good fit for team unemployment.

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