Saying "Yes" when you actually mean "No"

@xuyxuy (435)
Philippines
July 28, 2011 7:56pm CST
Most often than not almost everybody who have experience working in a company, school, hospital or any other institution have experience this kind of situation. Have you experience the automatic response of saying "Yes" when at the back of your mind you really mean to say "No" but can't utter that word? I used to hear a lot of complain from my co-worker before after they're being called by our boss to do a particular job. Usually they will have an affirmative response to do the job in front our boss but will complain that they don't know or can't do it to other co-worker. I kept on reminding them, why did they say "YES" when they can say "No" if they really don't know how to do about it; and said to say that the answer I will always get is they are afraid to do so.....
2 responses
@lampar (7597)
• United States
29 Jul 11
Saying 'yes' will never actually mean 'no' to me. When i say 'yes', it means yes, but i can't say about other people. I heard that it is in some culture saying 'yes' menas "no' , and saying 'no' means 'yes'. 'stop' means 'go' while 'go' means 'stop'.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
30 Jul 11
Some of these workers do not know how to do it but answer the boss with 'yes' must have suffered from some sorts of mental illness, that explain why they always say 'yes' to boss even it means they don't know. I begin to feel sorry for the big boss to have these workers working for him.
@jricky1 (6809)
• China
29 Jul 11
I suppose this is like the society and people become confused and indifferent.When we get used to this situation,it will be ok then. Well,i'm also heard that when we are at work,it is so different from when we were at school.Have a nice day!