Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are well aware of the state of the economy in this country. We’re in one of the deepest recessions in recent memory, people are hurting and so far, recovery has been slow. Unemployment figures announced recently do little to assuage that.
With those facts and figures swirling around in my head, I sat down for breakfast with a dear friend. Stacey Cohen is a small business owner; she founded and operates Co-Communications, a marketing a PR company with offices in Westchester, Connecticut and New York City.
Stacey and I have been friends since our kids were in the first grade; in other words, a long, long time. One of the things I’ve always admired about Stacey is her business acumen. Over the last decade or so I have watched as her business went from one person with a dream to its current staff of 15 and still growing. She’s had a lot of experience; not just in the marketing and PR realm, but also in managing people. So as we caught up on each other’s lives over coffee and croissants, I asked her about the things she absolutely hated to hear come out of an employee’s mouth.
Why is this important? Why should it matter to you? Because with the economy the way it is and recovery moving at such a slow pace, it makes more sense to make yourself a valuable employee in your current job than trying to find a new one.
So here are 7 things that will make your boss cringe. Have you said them before? Here’s why they should never be a part of your work vocabulary again.
What would you add to this list?
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