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15 annoying phrases you should never say to your coworkers
15 annoying phrases you should never say to your coworkers

Never say this at work unless you want to inadvertently provoke someone's righteous anger.

15 annoying phrases you should never say to your coworkers
15 annoying phrases you should never say to your coworkers

1. The deadline was yesterday

What a twist! Agree, no one should work at night or overtime due to a colleague's forgetfulness or inability to plan deadlines. This behavior is not entirely tactful and not at all professional, but also very angry.

When working in conjunction with another person, it is important to think not only about yourself, but also about your colleague-partner. It is likely that he has other tasks pending. That's just because of someone's carelessness, he will now have to leave them and then finish them at the last moment.

2. I will try, but I promise nothing

At work, everyone has certain responsibilities that it is desirable to perform on time. Most likely, these are regularly recurring tasks that are known in advance. And the employee either does them or not. There is no third.

Imagine this situation: at the interview, the candidate asks the future manager about the expected salary. And this is what he replies to him: “Pay you forty thousand every month? Well, I'll try, but I don't promise anything. " What kind of stability and confidence in the future can we talk about?

3. I didn't touch anything, it broke by itself

“It broke itself” is the worst way to admit guilt for anything. As practice shows, something breaks itself in extremely rare cases. More often than not, someone still helps the breakdown occur. It is extremely absurd to make excuses and refer to unknown destructive forces in such a situation.

If you're really at fault, it's best to be honest and apologize. You can, for example, say so: “Yes, guys, I broke it. Sorry, I'll fix everything now. " It is advisable to do it yourself and immediately, and not sit in a corner until the last, hoping that no one will notice.

4. Didn't expect to be entrusted with it

A colleague shared his small achievement and clearly expected to receive a little praise in return, rather than a pejorative tirade. It would be much more appropriate to rejoice at the success of the employee, without trying to find some kind of catch in the situation. You could say "Congratulations!" or "Wow, great!" or just keep silent, if it's really a shame.

5. I heard you

The impression from the phrase “I heard you” is extremely contradictory. There is nothing particularly bad about it - the interlocutor understood what he was told and even answered. But the initiator of the conversation clearly expected to receive a more lively reaction, and not just indifferent confirmation that his opponent has no hearing problems. One gets the feeling that the interlocutor simply wants to get rid of the conversation as soon as possible.

6. I don't get paid for this

A great phrase to dodge the unpleasant or unnecessary additional burden that some people, for some reason, all the time want to puzzle others. It also says a lot about the person who pronounces it.

Most often, this turns out to be a certain petty character who demonstratively proves to the whole world that he does not sit his pants at work in vain. And he is not distracted by any nonsense that does not concern his direct duties. And in general, he values his precious time, not like compassionate colleagues who help everyone around for free.

7. Send a brief, we will brainstorm

Oh, those linguistic mutants. Sometimes you really can't do without borrowing, but when working communication turns into simultaneous translation, this is a reason to think. Or use a dictionary.

8. I did my best! I do not like? Find someone who does better

There are no irreplaceable employees. Maybe in some companies it will be possible to crank such a trick painlessly, but the chance is small. Most likely, management will heed the advice of a shortsighted employee and will simply find someone better for his position.

9. I told you! I knew it! I told you

No matter how great the temptation is to say this sacramental phrase out loud, hold on. A person who complains about difficulties or failures does not at all want to hear an unwarranted triumph in response. If you think about it, being right that everything will be bad is an extremely dubious pleasure.

10. Calm down! Relax! Do not mind it

For a person in an unpleasant situation, this phrase and all its derivatives are like a red rag for a bull. One hundred percent rage is assured.

11. It's a shame not to know

Not knowing something is not a shame, it is a shame not to want to learn anything. Even the coolest professional may not understand something. To reproach for ignorance is the last thing. It's better to just take it and suggest, especially if you have already asked for help.

12. I don't care how you do it

No comments. Mutual support and help to each other at work? No, this should not happen.

13. If you will be in my place, you will decide, but for now, keep your mouth shut

Favorite phrase of arrogant leaders or people with the slightest influence. Is it worth reminding that few people love the arrogant? It will be much more effective to dispose of power for someone's good, but not in order to harm or supposedly put in place.

14. Nothing personal, just business

This phrase sounds feigned and inappropriate from everyone except Al Capone. So if you are not the leader of the Chicago or some other mafia, then it is better to moderate the degree of insolence. In a situation where you need to act beneficial for yourself, but bad for others, it is important first of all to remain human, and not to throw such phrases, trying to justify your immoral behavior.

15. Your humble servant wishes everyone a good time of the day

The days of servants and masters are long gone, but for some reason stupid speech patterns remained. Science has not been able to find out why "your humble servant", "good time of the day", "there is a place to be" and other monstrous cliches are still used in speech.

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