The workplace is supposed to be a very professional place where some types of vulgar language are not expected to be heard, but even as much as you are adhering to the fact that no vulgar language must be heard? You need to understand that there are some things we say that puts us in the bad light of both your boss and colleagues.

We are going to be addressing them, so that next time it will not spill out of your mouth. These words can murder your career;

  1. It’s Not Fair

This is a statement that you should not be saying in your workplace, everybody knows that life is not fair and somebody will defiantly be treated better than you except you are the boss.

Instead of saying this when you are trying to make your opinion heard, say facts and stay constructive.

  1. It Has Always Been Like This

This statement is one of the unproductive statement you can every day in a workplace. A firm expects to grow and innovate with time, therefore, you need to never say it has always been a way. Rather, you are supposed to be saying; I met it this way but it has improved.

  1. No Problem

This word looks so harmless, but for some other people, it might me  a lot in a negative way. When people appreciate you for a job well done or asks you to do something, instead of replying with no problem, you can say it was a pleasure, thank you, I will be happy to take care of that. Do not let them think to do something is a problem for you.

  1. This maybe a silly idea/am going to ask a stupid question

These phrases erode credibility, it makes people lose confidence in you because they believe you are not taking yourself seriously. You have to be confident about what you are saying before someone else will also be confident about it.

  1. I will Try

Do not say you will try when a task is giving to you, you can either decline or affirm that you are going to deliver. You saying you will try makes it look like you are not going to put in your all.

  1. That’s Not In My Job Description

When your boss asks you to do something, that is not in your Job description it’s not the time to start quoting your Job description to him or her, rather, do it eagerly and schedule a meeting with your boss to properly discuss your Job Description.

  1. It’s Not My Fault

Do not make it a habit to cast blames on your co-workers, if you do not know about a possible issue, it is better for you to say you do not know what caused it or say you are not the one that caused it with facts. Rather than blaming others.

Do not point fingers instead point facts.

  1. I Can’t

Most people confuse the word “I can’t” with” I won’t” If you really can’t do something because you truly lack the necessary skills, you need to offer an alternative solution. Instead of saying what you can’t do, say what you can do. For example, instead of saying “I can’t stay late tonight,” say “I can come in early tomorrow morning. Will that work?” Instead of “I can’t run those numbers,” say “I don’t yet know how to run that type of analysis. Is there someone who can show me so that I can do it on my own next time?”


Make sure you work on this and some other words and phrases that might undermine your position in your workplace.

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