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Rene Syler is a former news anchor for The Early Show on CBS, where she interviewed celebrities and politicians. She published Good Enough Mother: The Perfectly Imperfect Book of Parenting in March 2007 and continues with her television work. She is also the daughter of two breast cancer survivors and is now the ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She lives in Westchester, New York with her husband, Buff Parham, children Casey and Cole and their yellow Lab Olivia.

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7 Things You Should NEVER Say To Your Boss!

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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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7 Things You SHould NEVER Say To Your Boss!

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Your boss is busy. Do not saddle him or her with minutia. Get in there, hit the critical points and get busy. And for heaven's sake don't go in with office politics. Handle it. photo credit: fdecomite

 

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4 thoughts on “7 Things You Should NEVER Say To Your Boss!

  1. Lynda says:

    Great advice if you are working in a large company. I am a boss at a small company though and my employees have said these things. Instead of assuming what these statements mean, I work with my employees to find out why they are feeling this way and find a solution. In fact, I’ve said sone of these too and my employees give me that same respect and support. The only word we have banished is “policy” because we do what makes sense in any given situation. It is more time and work, but leads to better results. Most companies, however, prefer the shorthand method of making decisions, so this advice is, unfortunately, necessary.

  2. Rock Brentwood says:

    “I have a problem” would be unavoidable; as clearly seen when completing the sentence: “I have a problem called having a boss.”

    As someone who’s been in a situation, where I could literally count the hundreds of dollars being made every few hours in an office job; as well as in a situation where I literally had to walk 5 miles to donate blood just to get money to eat, I can compare the two and say: “better to starve to spend even one day under the authority of someone else.”

    To an increasing extent, this is becoming the same frame of mind of the Millennial generation.

  3. Sue E. Bradford says:

    I try to always speak in the presesnt tense and ALWAYS in the positive, positive, POSITIVE!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Sue E. Bradford says:

    I am always upbeat and positive- even if a limb is lost!!!!!!!!

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