Jan 29 2008

What Not To Say At Work

“I got so trashed last night … ” is never a good way to start off a conversation at work, unless there is a reason for it. Just kidding, you should never say it at work, unless everyone from work was there and was equally as trashed…but never a good thing to say at work. I would have to say that if you get a long with your boss and are friends you could get away with more than a corporate job where the boss doesn’t know the person’s name or their personality. This is one of the most common phrases that can slip out and get you fired if you’re not careful. However, I had a boss in College, where I was employed for my entire college career, who was new but wanted people to like her. Who tried to make comments like this to get me to lighten up about trying to be professional. It all depends on the situation.

“That’s not my job.” is another statement that you should never use, but there is an exception to that rule as well. If someone asks you to write the company’s Annual Financial Report and you clean toilets, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to say that’s not my job (but don’t you wish it was!). I think this statement refers to being a team player and helping out even when you shouldn’t have to. For example: moving some desks around to make room for another employee.

“Don’t tell anyone I said this, but … ” is another big one, but…I guess all of these have exceptions, but it is still bad to say. If you have worked with someone for years and are really good friends, I think you can tell them a secret as long as it is not in front of people.

I am not promoting these phrases, just saying that not everything is clear cut as this. My advice would be to know your surroundings before trying any of these out.

About the author

Timothy Haroutunian

Timothy Haroutunian is a ServiceNow Cloud Implementation Specialist at Acorio. ServiceNow is an IT Management solution that allows for a complete view of your IT and physical environment.

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