I hope you had a GREAT weekend! SOME people off today for President's Day... whenever you get back to work this is for you...
"Forbes" magazine put together a list of five phrases you should avoid at the office, because they either make you seem unprofessional, or like you don't care. Yikes!
In fact, if you say them A LOT, they can prevent you from being promoted. :-(
Here are the top three:
#1.) "No Problem." It implies that what you did wasn't really a big deal, and that the person you're talking to didn't even NEED to thank you.
So when someone says thanks, just say "you're welcome" instead. It implies that you DID go out of your way, but you're still glad you could help.
#2.) "It's Not Fair." For example, if someone gets a promotion and you think YOU deserve one, it's better to skip the complaining part, and just explain to your boss why the next raise or promotion should go to YOU.
That way you're being proactive about it, not just whining.
#3.) "That's Not My Job." If it's something like picking up your boss's dry cleaning, then maybe you DO have a case. But if it's less extreme than that, you should at least ACT like you're trying to be a team player.
That doesn't necessarily mean you have to say yes. But instead of saying no, try something like, "Sure, I can do that. But right now I have A, B, and C on my plate. I'd have to put one of those on hold."
The full list of the TOP FIVE Here: