There are some things you should never say at work. Most of us work because we want to make a living, be a productive member of society, and advance our careers. If you want to grow and move forward, here are three things to avoid saying while you’re on the clock…
I had a late night last night: We’ve all been there. Maybe your weird friend is getting married on a Thursday night or maybe it’s Two for Tuesday. No matter the case, tipping off your employer that you’re probably not at your best isn’t a great idea. Even if you think you’re a great employee doing great work, don’t give your boss any reason to be on the lookout for a letdown.
I’m going to start my own business: Being your own boss is a dream that a lot of people share. But when you work for someone else, maybe don’t let them know that you’re looking to hit the road. If there are cutbacks, you don’t want to give your bosses any reason to add you to the list of employees who could possibly be let go.
Did you hear about…?: Gossip happens. But it’s usually awful and you shouldn’t take part in it. Some people think spreading rumors makes them seem interesting, but to most, you’ll just look like a villain. And if you’re known as a gossiper, you’re most definitely not known as a hero.