Jacquelyn Smith, provided by Published 1:49 pm CDT, Friday, June 14, 2019 Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images While honest communication is crucial between you and your boss, some things are better left unsaid. We talked to several workplace experts to see what they consider problematic phrases. In addition to some of the obvious answers (such as profanity and insults), some other phrases include "Can I be honest?" and "I'll try." Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Getting along with your boss can be great, especially when it makes the daily grind that much more enjoyable. You may even feel so close to your boss that you hang out after work or invite them to your wedding. But at the end of the day, it's important to remember that your friend is still your superior, and there's a line you probably shouldn't cross. Honesty is the best policy in the workplace — but like any rule, this one has a few exceptions. Read more: A workplace expert shares the exact steps you … [Read more...] about 36 things you should never say to your boss
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Unknown Published 9:52 PM EDT Jun 2, 2019 Dear Abby: I am in my 20s, married and seven months pregnant. My problem is my overbearing and manipulative mother. She guilt-trips me, uses social media to shame me and has tried to harm herself and blame me for it, saying I caused it because I’m a horrible daughter. Now that I am expecting my first child, she’s trying to control everything. All the boundaries I set are being pushed and crossed. This is causing a lot of stress for me. What can I do to get free of my crazy, overbearing mother?! — Needs Freedom in South Carolina Dear Needs Freedom: Recognize that as an adult, YOU are now in control. Stress isn’t good for you or your baby at a time like this. As a mother, your first responsibility will be to your little one. If your mother has tried to harm herself in the past — regardless of her reasons for it — surely others are aware of it. Because she is toxic and unstable, you have every right to … [Read more...] about Dear Abby: Mom’s meddling adds stress to first baby’s arrival
Dear Abby Jeanne Phillips Published 5:05 PM EDT Mar 20, 2019 Dear Abby: For several years, my husband and I were good friends with “Pam” and “David.” About a year ago, we moved to a new house just a few blocks from theirs. They decided they liked some of the features of our new home and immediately started remodeling theirs to resemble ours. Pam and David both work and I am retired, so Dave asked if I would go to their home throughout the day, while several workmen did this extensive remodel. I refused, saying I wasn’t comfortable alone in someone else’s house with a bunch of strangers milling about, not to mention the responsibility if something was broken or stolen. (The company wasn’t bonded. They are just random guys doing side jobs.) Long story short, David was extremely offended that I declined and no longer speaks to us. He has shunned other friends for lesser things since then. I’m still friendly with Pam, but I … [Read more...] about Abby: ‘Friends’ mad she wouldn’t play contractor
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | Toys ‘R’ Us Tries to Rise From the Ashes. Wary Partners Try Not to Get Burned. Supported by ByTiffany Hsu Feb. 15, 2019 In Fort Collins, Colo., a vacant Toys “R” Us store is being turned into an adventure park, with trampolines and dodge ball courts. Scandinavian furniture has replaced Fisher-Price baby gear at a location in Sioux Falls, S.D. In northwest Atlanta, a Hobby Lobby is moving in. At shopping centers where Toys “R” Us was a key tenant before its messy liquidation last June, traces of the bankrupt chain are steadily being erased. And as the industry’s main showcase in North America, Toy Fair New York, opens this weekend, many in the fun-and-games trade are trying to move on as well. But Toys “R” Us isn’t ready to let go. On the … [Read more...] about Toys ‘R’ Us Tries to Rise From the Ashes. Wary Partners Try Not to Get Burned.
Of course, it’s easier to confide in a compassionate colleague, but be warned: If you avoid talking to your supervisor, you could be making things even worse. If the thought of approaching your boss to ask for a raise, try your hand at a new project, or simply sharing some challenging feedback has you shaking in your shoes, take heart. We’ve asked a number of leaders to offer advice on what to say and how to say it. You’re welcome. Difficult conversation 1: “Your management style isn’t working for me.” The first step for the discussion is to be aware of how you’re feeling as an employee. Second, you need to reframe the conversation to be around learning and growing. Upward feedback isn’t an opportunity to tell off your manager, it’s an opportunity to help them become a better leader. Hold their success as your intention, and then clearly and directly share what you are seeing and what isn’t working. If you are genuinely … [Read more...] about Exactly what to say in these 7 difficult conversations with your boss