Talking: It’s fun, it’s social, and it sometimes gets us in a lot of trouble at home, at work, and any other number of places. (think about the man who congratulates the woman in line behind him on her pregnancy only to receive a death stare and an, “I’m not pregnant.”). Unfortunately, you can be as politically correct as humanly possible and still manage to offend someone. The good news is that once you realize you simply cannot make everyone happy all the time, you will feel less of a need to say the right thing and more comfortable voicing your opinion. However, when you are talking at work – you cannot say these three things.
It’s Not Fair
If ever you want to make sure your boss or coworkers think you are a lazy, childish, spoiled rotten brat, tell them something isn’t fair. They’ll likely balk, laugh in your face, or roll their eyes and talk about what a childish idiot you are the second you’re out of earshot. Life isn’t fair; we all know it. Keep it to yourself at work, however.
That’s Not My Job
When your boss asks you to do something, never, ever, ever, ever, EVER tell him or her that it’s not your job. When you’re at work and your boss asks you to do something; it’s your job. All this does is make you look lazy. If your boss asks you to go above and beyond the call of duty, do it.
Don’t Say Anything to….
Rule of life numero uno, ladies and gentleman: If you do not want someone to find out you said something about them, asking someone else to keep it to themselves is not the way to go about it. In fact, if you don’t want someone to find out you said something, don’t say it. Never gossip about your coworkers, clients, or boss to anyone at the office.