Spoiler alert: Your employer is the boss of you at work. Even if you’ve developed a delightful rapport with the gatekeeper of your professional success at your workplace, boundaries still exist and good (decent?) behaviour is an expectation. From attempting to gossip with your manager to oversharing your personal life, these are awkward things to avoid saying and doing in front of your boss.
Avoid awkward or inappropriate jokes at work
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Don’t appear tired or bored
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Skip the shameful excuses
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Save your personal problems for personal time
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Avoid talking about your romantic life
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Don’t be a little shit
Don’t refer someone unless you’re 100% sure about them
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Keep your “extra” extracurricular activities to yourself
Avoid talking about how broke you are
Don’t take days off willy-nilly
Don’t say you don’t know how to do something
Avoid the blame game
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Don’t discuss external career ambitions
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