Thee Things You Should Not Tell Your Boss Thee Things You Should Not Tell Your Boss Thee Things You Should Not Tell Your Boss
Honesty is the best policy, except not always when you are talking to your boss. If you want to maintain a professional relationship and keep yourself in good standing at work, there are a few things you should keep to yourself. Avoid saying the following things to your superior while on the clock.
1. "I'm looking for another job" - If you are seeking employment somewhere else, it is not always best to tell this to your boss or manager right away. Although this is highly dependent on your situation, you should usually wait to say you are looking elsewhere until you have a firm offer. Telling a boss before you have a new job can create an awkward situation, curtail your assignment and may even get you fired in some circumstances.
2. "That's not my job" - When you are asked to do something that is typically out of your realm of responsibilities, you should happily accept the task. It may seem frustrating and take you away from other things you need to get done, but think about the fact that your boss trusted you to do it. If you complete it without complaint, it will show him that you are someone that can be counted on. If this continues to be an issue, consider requesting a meeting to discuss your role in the company.
3. "Sure, I can do that" - Only commit to doing something if you know you can get it done. Most managers will likely agree that it is better to admit you cannot do something, or don't have enough time to do something, rather than say you can and leave a task uncompleted or poorly executed. This will tell your boss you are unreliable.