10 Things You Never Want to Hear at Work

Date: 20-09-2011 12:14 pm (9 years ago) | Author: Elean J
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- at 20-09-2011 12:14 PM (9 years ago)
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Whoever came up with the expression, "It's better to give than to receive," must have been talking about bad news.

For instance, if you find yourself receiving these at work, have it in mind that WAHALA DEY!






1. We've got a crisis on our hands. Don't be fooled by the implication of shared responsibility. That's just a euphemism. Make no mistake; you're on the receiving end of the message because you're the one they're counting on to handle the crisis or die trying.

2. There's no easy way to say this. Guess what? There's no easy way to hear it, either. This can precede any number of events, from you're about to get fired or your top employee is quitting on you to your biggest customer is bolting for your top competitor. It's all bad.

3. Why don't you take some time off? This particular question can either precede or follow some really unpleasant news, like one of your employees has filed a sexual harassment claim against you or "I'm afraid you're burning out and I don't want to have to fire your butt."

4. All your meetings have been canceled. This is where you say, "What do you mean all my meetings have been cancelled?" to which your admin replies, "What can I say, nobody wants to meet with you." They could be customers, the media, employees, whatever, you're now officially insignificant. Never a good thing.

5. Did you really just say that? Lots of people, especially public figures, have heard that one right after they think something that wasn't supposed to actually come out of their mouths, usually while the mic is on, the tape is rolling, or the boss is on the receiving end.

6. I accidentally deleted it. It's gone. You may not have pulled the trigger but the fact that you're on the receiving end means that, whatever it was -- probably a pitch or report you worked on for weeks -- you're the one who's going to suffer because of someone else's screw-up.

7. Do you really think your presentation went well? That's when you ask, "Was it really that bad?" and the other person replies, "Um … sorry to tell you this, but you'll be lucky if they don't cancel your whole project."

8. Can I have a word with you in private? Not that good news is always delivered in public, but even when someone wants to chat with you about something innocuous, he won't say it like that. He'll opt for something like, "Where can we talk?" or "You're not gonna believe what I heard."

9. Um … how long did it take you to do that? That's usually followed by something like a recommendation that you do it over and way, way better if you want to keep your job.

10. You've been served. Not much you can do about this one, considering you've already blown it by answering yes to the magic question, Are you [your name]? Whether you're served at work or not, it really doesn't matter. You're going to wish it never happened.


Posted: at 20-09-2011 12:14 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
- queenrukky at 20-09-2011 12:30 PM (9 years ago)
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ok
Posted: at 20-09-2011 12:30 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- fancydonud at 20-09-2011 01:12 PM (9 years ago)
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 Grin
Posted: at 20-09-2011 01:12 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- maryclaret at 20-09-2011 02:34 PM (9 years ago)
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hmm ok

Posted: at 20-09-2011 02:34 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Jessyflygirl at 20-09-2011 09:40 PM (9 years ago)
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Nice one
Posted: at 20-09-2011 09:40 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- Larrykingomoj at 20-09-2011 10:19 PM (9 years ago)
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Wahala dey
Posted: at 20-09-2011 10:19 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- deboalabi262 at 20-09-2011 11:00 PM (9 years ago)
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Passing....

Posted: at 20-09-2011 11:00 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- Bazemaster at 20-09-2011 11:49 PM (9 years ago)
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i no read them

Posted: at 20-09-2011 11:49 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- toibeli at 21-09-2011 02:33 AM (9 years ago)
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How about "You are Fired" Huh?
Posted: at 21-09-2011 02:33 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ebysco at 21-09-2011 03:10 AM (9 years ago)
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noted  but it didnt just stop @ 10
Posted: at 21-09-2011 03:10 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- malvin2525 at 21-09-2011 05:09 AM (9 years ago)
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 Huh?
Posted: at 21-09-2011 05:09 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- purityjustice at 21-09-2011 09:04 AM (9 years ago)
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to sum up, you are fired.
Posted: at 21-09-2011 09:04 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- eskor9 at 21-09-2011 09:41 AM (9 years ago)
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hmmmm
Posted: at 21-09-2011 09:41 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Bazemaster at 21-09-2011 09:53 AM (9 years ago)
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 Undecided

Posted: at 21-09-2011 09:53 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Idbabe at 21-09-2011 09:58 AM (9 years ago)
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i don hear
Posted: at 21-09-2011 09:58 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- Bahceerat at 21-09-2011 10:42 AM (9 years ago)
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noted thanks a lot
Posted: at 21-09-2011 10:42 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- moralemike07 at 21-09-2011 12:02 PM (9 years ago)
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Really!
Posted: at 21-09-2011 12:02 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- DHash at 21-09-2011 12:04 PM (9 years ago)
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True but there are much more!
Posted: at 21-09-2011 12:04 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- LEONE at 21-09-2011 12:14 PM (9 years ago)
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presenting from expirience.
Posted: at 21-09-2011 12:14 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- kingsleyd at 21-09-2011 01:26 PM (9 years ago)
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hmmm
Posted: at 21-09-2011 01:26 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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