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10 things not to say to your boss in 2013

10 things not to say to your boss in 2013

Having a boss can be tough, especially when you know that your job lays in his hands. There are many times when people make mistakes by saying certain things to their bosses, which manage to change their career and relationship with him.

Whenever we are at our jobs, we should try to remain calm and try our best to keep ourselves from saying some of the next phrases which are well known for getting many people into trouble.

‘This is impossible’

Having a negative attitude from the start can make your relationship a lot worse, and also show a lack of interest in the job and subjects that your boss considers important.

‘I just want the money’

Even though it may be true, nobody wants to hear it, especially if you work for them.

‘Do I really need to do this?’

If your boss asks you to and it makes sense, the answer is probably yes.

‘I have more important things to do’

Showing this amount of lack of interest in your work can make anyone’s boss think twice before working with you once again.

‘This is not what I was hired for’

We all need to come to an understanding that at least once, we will need to do something different in our jobs comparing to what we are used to.

‘I do not like this job’

Saying so can make your boss angry, but also make him consider replacing you.

‘Do I really have to get this done’?

It may seem like common sense, but when your boss asks you to do a certain project, it should become a must for any of us.

‘I told you not to trust me’

This can truly change the opinion your boss has on you, along with the ones of other employees. Together with this, you will also lose most, if not all of the trust your colleagues have in you.

‘I do not get paid well enough to do something like this’

The truth is that you have signed a contract which states your salary. Telling your boss that it is not good enough in the middle of a debate will not make him change his mind and grant you a higher income.


We all sigh from time to time when something does not seem convenient. If you need to do something or you are frustrated about a certain matter, try your best to keep it to yourself.

In conclusion, there are many words which should not be addressed to a boss if your hope is high when it comes down to succeeding in the company. Bosses may seem mean from time to time, but they are also people and need to be understood.