Ahad, 26 Oktober 2014

10 Question that never ask your bos

When it comes to work or even school, asking questions
is a good thing.
However, there are some questions that are just plain
inappropriate to ask, especially to your bosses, unless
you and your boss are exchanging friendship bracelets
or if you have worked for them long enough. It can cost
you your job and may affect your performance.
If you’re wondering what such questions may be, here is
a list of seven of them:
1. “When can I get my raise?”
It is only natural for employees to expect a raise when
they do a good job. However, there is a time and place
for this question. Asking this every time you complete a
task is just going to drive your boss crazy.
2. “How do I do this?”
When assigned a task, your boss expects you to come
up with your own plans and figure things out yourself. If
you have a habit of asking this question every time your
boss throws you a task, they are going to lose
confidence in you. Ask this question only when you
really need guidance, and before asking, make sure to
have already prepared some of your own solutions. This
shows that you have already put some thought into the
problem.
3. “What are we here for?”
You can’t be attending a meeting without knowing what
the meeting is for. Arriving at a meeting and then
asking “what are we here for?” is taking a stab at
yourself. You will not only annoy your boss but also
your colleagues.
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4. “How much money do you make?”
Firstly, it can be quite rude to ask a person this
question straight up, let alone your boss. This question
can bring discomfort (and anger) to your boss because
it is something quite personal. It is like asking someone,
“how much do you weigh?”.
5. “Are you pregnant?”
Usually, women put more thought into their looks
compared to men. They spend at least an hour every
morning just to get ready for work. So, asking this
question to a female boss can end up in two possible
outcomes. One, if she really is pregnant then lucky you
but if she’s not, prepare yourself to be knocked out or
made into a voodoo doll. At the end of the day, it is safe
to avoid this question completely because if she really is
pregnant, she would likely announce it herself.
6. “Can I go back/leave now?”
Asking this every day is a silent career killer. Your boss
would assume that you are not serious in your work
because you are always so eager to get back home.
You may be in the office but your mind would appear to
be somewhere else. Unless it is an emergency, other
reasons just doesn't cut it.
7. “How long before you retire?”
Asking this question is like asking your boss, “How soon
are you going to leave?”. Chances are, your boss will
take it the wrong way. They may think that you are
waiting to replace them one day or that they seem too
old for the job. This question is a big no-no and will
lose you valuable brownie points.

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