5 Phrases You Should Never Say to Your Boss

If you love your job and you still want to keep it, be careful of these careless words as they can get you in trouble. Read on!

1. I can't / it's impossible

Any company needs employees who can handle assignments. Particularly if they are requested to do an action along with the profile and not bite the elbow or wear pants over their heads. As a result, a brief explanation of why the task cannot be completed only speaks of an unwillingness to work.

What to replace

Some tasks can indeed be difficult to accomplish or can be implemented with dire consequences. Therefore, carefully consider the assignment before returning with justifications for why it cannot be completed, what can be done in this direction, and the consequences.

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2. I am not usually the one that handles This description

Whatever you mean, the boss is likely to hear only about your unwillingness to develop. Even creative work becomes routine over time, so it should be a joy for an experienced employee to change boring duties for new ones. Moreover, this is what will help you in the future to apply for positions with higher salaries.

What to replace

If you intend to abandon a task not because you're lazy but rather because you're busy,  explain the situation and discuss whom you can delegate some of the current affairs to free up time for new achievements.

3. And what will I get for it?

As long as we are not talking about processing, bidding is rarely appropriate. If you are a manager, it is rare that you will be assigned to unload trucks. And for completing current tasks, you already receive a salary.

What to replace

The issue of compensation should be raised when you are overworking or your list of responsibilities has grown rather than decreased. However, for a discussion over a pay raise, you need to prepare arguments that will prove your effectiveness.

5 Phrases You Should Never Say to Your Boss
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4. You are wrong

Yes, poking your boss into a mistake is very tempting. Let everyone realize that you should be in his place, especially in public. He is already in office, and perhaps rightly so, which is the main issue. In general, making mistakes is inevitable for everyone, including bosses. So you will not achieve your goal, and the leader may turn out to be vindictive.

What to replace

Refer to authoritative sources. For example, you might ask if your boss uses fresh data because the quarterly report has a different figure. Point out the mistake with concern for the common cause, not with the challenge.

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5. I don't know

If you are not in a class in high school, nobody is expecting you to remember everything. When asking a question, you are instructed to figure out the answer to it, and not a memory test.

What to replace

If it takes time to find an answer, ask how quickly you need to provide data. Then take a break to find out the information you need.

Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff

Sources: Life hacker