All of us who’ve been in Corporate America at one time or another really want to give our boss or people at the top the what for. Perfectly understandable, since you spend more than half of your life working and you probably talk to your boss more than your significant other. Like any relationship, it can get pretty contentious and can you lead you to possibly say things you regret later. Well, I got you covered and will help you by sharing with you what you shouldn’t say, because if you do, you will get fired.
You don’t want that to happen do you?
Of course not.
5 Things That Will Get You Fired By Your Boss For Saying Them
- Calling your boss an a$$hole. This should be common sense, I know, but I can guarantee you that it has happened before and will happen again. I know there are days you want to march into his/her office and call them a bleeping a$$hole, but it’s a virtual certainty that you’ll get a pink slip immediately. There is only one exception to this. What if you want to get fired? Why the heck would you want to do that? Simple. You want to start your own business, but need some income coming in to keep you a float for a little while. So get fired, collect unemployment and start building your own empire. If this is your motive by all means next time you see your boss, tell them to stick it where the sun don’t shine.
- You nor the rest of the management team has a clue. Good for you if you say. It means you’re telling it like it is. In my opinion this is the only way to be. Regardless, of whether you report to them or not. When you say this to your direct supervisor you should get fired on the spot! It makes total sense. Doesn’t it? Totally. I have to tell you that I said this a month ago to my manager and I didn’t get fired on the spot. Crazy right? I would’ve fired me on the spot, but in this company nothing surprises me. The left hand really does not know what the right hand is doing. If I were you, I would not try your luck here and say it to your manager even if it is true. Seriously, my company is the definition of dysfunction junction for sure.
- I am not doing that. When you say this you’ll pretty much be walked out the door. It’s part of your job description to do whatever is asked of you even if you do not feel like doing it. The minute you say you’re not doing something you’re considered insubordinate and that is grounds for termination. I would strongly recommend you bite your tongue and do what is asked. Then go home and vent to your family and friends so you don’t slip one day and tell your boss that you’re not doing what they’ve asked you to do. Make sense?
- This project is beneath me. I know what you’re thinking, there are times each and every day that you’re asked to do projects that are really beneath your pay grade. But you need to suck it up butter cup and get the job done. If you don’t they’ll find someone in a nanosecond to do it. Not only that your replacement will cost them less money too. Win-win for your employer. Lose-lose for you. We all have to do stuff that is beneath as some point in our professional careers. make the best of it and move on.
- I want a raise now or I am quitting. To that your employer will say don’t let the door hit in the a$$ on the way out. You have zero leverage in that situation. I don’t care if you’re a member of upper management. You do not hold the cards. The organization hold all of the cards. Further, I hate to be a gloom cloud, but all organizations do not care. Everyone and I mean everyone is replaceable. There are no sacred cows in Corporate America. I don’t care who you have pictures on!
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