do not speak this words in work place

China
December 19, 2010 7:01am CST
according to some research ,there are some sentences donot suit speak in working place.for example ,'that is not my job',because if your superior asks you to do something,it is your job.another is 'i donot have time to talk to you',because it is plain rude,in person or on the phone . what is your opinion?and you ever face this sentence?
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7 responses
• Philippines
19 Dec 10
you have every right to complain if it doesnt fit your job description. but u have to say it in a nice way to your colleagues and superior so you wont offend them and create trouble.
@visavis (5935)
• Philippines
19 Dec 10
Yes because if you say that in a rude manner you are considered -insuburdinate and against the authority of the supervisor... see you around
@ram_cv (16515)
• India
20 Dec 10
I agree on both the phrases. I think the first one also shows your attitude. That shows that one is not open enough to do things that needs to be done. Too many people think that their job is only to do what they were hired for and not to ensure that things that a company needs to do to remain profitable and in business. So this statement for me is a definite no no. The second one is definitely rude. You might want to use it differently as in "Can we talk about this a bit later. I am in the middle of something." That way you can convey the message in a less offensive manner. Cheers! Ram
@JenInTN (27536)
• United States
20 Dec 10
Oh yes..I have heard that before and it makes you wonder what they think is their job. I am in management and the thing that people often look over is the fact that if they are asked to do something within reason by management..even if they never did it before...it becomes their job at that moment. The thing that has taken me where I am today is never saying that sentence.
@visavis (5935)
• Philippines
19 Dec 10
Yes there are words not appropraite to speak in work area and I beleive some are including in the rules and policy of the company. the reality such rude wordings are not professional in nature that why we should be careful... we must polite and slow talking in order to have more friends and work area will be smooth.. see you around
@washor (113)
• Philippines
19 Dec 10
I never encountered someone said those sentences to me. Well, I strongly agree with the research. We should act nicely to the people around us and to our co-workers to have a peaceful working environment and for us to stay with our job.
• Malaysia
19 Dec 10
I have never face anybody telling the boss that it is not their job. Telling that will be risking their job. Further, nowadays it is difficult to know clearly as to what is in a job scope. It can be wide. Wow, the phrase "I do not have time to talk to you" is really rude but it depends on the tone of the voice too.
@juneevee (106)
• Philippines
19 Dec 10
Yes, I agree. Those words are downright rude. In the workplace, you have to be always polite, honest and respectful to everyone.