What U do when U cant refuse ur boss for going to dinner?

@cmsk2005 (1770)
United States
June 25, 2007 5:10am CST
Hi Friends! Say today is your birthday or Marriage Ann and U have a big plan with ur hus or family in ur home this evening but ur boss is asking U to go for a dinner with him/her that time and U know everything from ur promotio to ur salary, depends on ur boss and his mood so it is very difficult to say no to ur boss at this [point...the what else U can do?
4 responses
@Madona1 (2098)
• Gibraltar
25 Jun 07
Sorry, I always go for the 'First come, first serve' basis. I will tell my boss clearly and nicely that I have arranged with my family for a get-together tonight some time ago. I cannot let all my family down. I am sorry that I can’t go out with him for a dinner tonight, which we can arrange another date. But he is more than welcome to join my family’s get-together.
@cmsk2005 (1770)
• United States
25 Jun 07
Its nice to see that allof U can say no to ur boss. This is great in present days when we are almost overloaded with Boss' demand to do this and that and dont allow to spend time for families and friends...
@Madona1 (2098)
• Gibraltar
25 Jun 07
Of course, I can afford to lose my job, but my family. My family is always my priority. LOL
@charmz07 (86)
• Philippines
25 Jun 07
I think i can always say NO if i don't want to go with my boss especially with family occasions. The boss will eventually understands. Anyway, its not time for work anymore...you can always have the right to say NO.
@latsmom (824)
25 Jun 07
I think that I woudl tell him that it is a special occasion, and that your partner or family are expectingyou so you can't make it a late one. I woudl ty and please both which is what I always try to do. I would order the lightest meal on the menu and not drink sayingthat I have to drive later. Then would get away as early as possible and get back to my prior arrangement.
@rsa101 (22724)
• Philippines
25 Jun 07
I could not think of other ways you can refuse your boss but to tell the truth about your situation. Telling him/her that you need to be with your family as this day is special to your family is I think a valid excuse for you boss to understand. Maybe you could start by asking him/her what the dinner is about and maybe you could ask him/her if you could pass this night since its you and your husband has big plans for tonight. Just assure him that the next time he/she invites you, you will come and be there.