Things you should never say at work:That's not my problem, " "That's not my job, " or "I don't get paid enough for this.

18-05-13



If you asked someone for help, and the person replied with one of the above phrases, how would you feel? "As importantly, what would it say about him or her? " Price says. "Regardless of how inconvenient or inappropriate a request may be, it is likely important to the other person or they would not have asked. Therefore, as a contributing member of the team, a top priority is to care about the success of others (or at least act as though you do). " An unconcerned, detached and self-serving attitude quickly limits career advancement.

"This doesn't mean you have to say yes; it does mean you need to be articulate and thoughtful when saying no, " she adds. "For example, if your boss issues an unreasonable request, rather than saying, 'You've got to be kidding me. I don't get paid enough for this, ' instead say, 'I'll be glad to help. Given my current tasks of A, B, and C, which one of these shall I place on hold while I work on this new assignment? ' This clearly communicates teamwork and helpfulness, while reminding your boss of your current work load and the need to set realistic expectations. "



Source:www.forbes.com

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