Few Things You Should Never Say at Work Place…
At your work place they are things you shouldn’t say and if you try you can be fired… Read the below 7 things you should never dream of saying at your work place.
1. “This may not work, but…”
”If it won’t work, why are you even bringing the idea to the table?” says Brittney Levine, CEO of boutique PR agency BHL Productions. “It’s hard to take something seriously when even the person presenting it is undercutting it.” Swallow the self-effacing lead-ins and simply state your ideas.
2. “Can you just…”
Whether you just have a question or need the intern to just make some copies, this four-letter word conveys hesitation and dismisses the effort you’re asking someone else to put in. (Do the guys in your office ever say this? Or … any of these forbidden phrases? Exactly.) Easy swap: Replace just with please.
3. “I think…”
Less annoying and obvious than “this may not work,” but it still communicates the same uncertainty about whatever idea you’re pitching. Deleting it helps you convey more authority, managers say.
4. “I’m sorry.”
“People say this, all the time, for no reason,” says Mari Corella, director of digital merchandising at Avon. “Sometimes I walk past an intern on the way to the elevator, and instead of saying ‘hi,’ she says ‘sorry.’ For what? She did nothing wrong!” Also common: Drowning a manager in apologies as you ask for direction. (Uh, that’s what she’s there for.) If you actually messed up, explain the problem, then follow up with a few proposed fixes. Your boss may prefer to solve the issue on her own, but she’ll appreciate a troubleshooting explanation, not an overblown apology.
5. “Quick question.”
“For a lack of a better term, this phrase is annoying,” says Shalini Khan, client services manager for Manhattan IT firm Chelsea Technologies. It also low-balls the time and attention your colleague’s about to put into answering your Q. Say what you really mean, e.g., “There’s something I want to discuss with you,” or, “Is this an OK time to talk about the presentation?” Or, if it’s truly a quick question, à la, “Where can I find this on the server?” just ask the dang question. Done.
6. “No problem.”
A perky “No prob!” may seem like you’re cheerfully accepting an assignment, but this phrase can grate on a manager because it sounds like you believe you’re doing her a favor, rather than doing your job. “In the workplace, it should never be implied that a request was ever a ‘problem or hassle,’ Corella points out. Better ways to take on a to-do: “I’ll start working on that now,” “I understand,” or, “I’ll have that to you within the hour.”
7. “I’ll try…”
“Not acceptable,” Levine says. “I’m not asking you to try to get something done — I’m asking you to get it done.” If the project may be tricky to complete (for example, you already have a few assignments on your plate or you’re worried the turnaround time is too tight), explain your concerns to your boss, who can help you prioritize or create a feasible timeline. Hey, there you go again, getting shit done.