Entrepreneur magazine released a list of seven things you should never say to your boss, the person who controls so much of your life.

  1. "How do I do that?" If you do not know how to do something, just say you are on it, and you can figure out how to do it later.
  2. "I don't have time." No one has time, so make time, and bump your lowest-priority item a little lower.
  3. "No." This one is self-explanatory.
  4. "I'm going to HR." If you have a problem with your boss, find someone who is equal to them or higher up. Forget about HR.
  5. "It wasn't me; it was _____." Pointing fingers is weak.
  6. "_____ is an idiot."
  7. "Take this job and shove it." Quit professionally, and do not burn bridges.

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