5 phrases you should never say when your boss is around
If you want to stay ahead in the game at work, there are some things are best left unsaid out of the kitchen. We can all get frustrated with ever increasing workloads and office jokers but all you need to do is take a long deep breath. When trying to soothe your frustration, it is sometimes best to leave this behind and try to find a productive way to work through these hurdles.
- “It’s not in my job description”
In every working environment regardless of where you are in the hospitality industry, you need a ‘can-do’ attitude. There is no such word as can’t as it rather implies won’t. In your role, you are going to have your own workload but you are also going to be given other tasks to do that might fall outside of your job description. This might be because the company you work for is growing and expanding all the time at a fast pace.
If you want to show your boss you have this ‘can-do’ attitude and you’re good working in a team you will take on more responsibilities within the business and offer your services when you’re not as busy. Use your job description as a starting point by any means, but just remember this can be open to interpretation by the boss who pays your wages!
- “He’s such an A***”
Well this phrase is definitely not what your boss wants to hear over the noise of rowdy customers. When you think about it, everyone has called someone names and done their fair share of complaining when frustrated but it’s not going to help you at all in your work place. And do you really want to be known as ‘that person’ the waiting team gossip about?
If you have anything negative to say about your boss, then it’s probably a good idea to keep your opinions to yourself! You never know who will hear you and how fast it will get back to the colleague in your firing line. And by keeping quiet, you have more chance of keeping your job! So as the saying goes “if you can’t say anything nice, then don’t say anything at all!!”
- “I’m leaving”
If you are ever thinking about leaving work, then it’s advisable to keep it to yourself! Don’t go telling the world, especially if you haven’t yet secured a new hospitality job. If you have definitely got another job, then you need to make sure you tell your boss directly and in the right way as they are going to need time to find a good replacement! You also don’t know when you might need your boss again, so it’s best to leave on good terms. You can’t make an omelette without cracking a few eggs!
- “It’s not working!!”
In your workplace there are going to be a lot of situations where something is not going to work the first time, such as company systems and procedures. But don’t let yourself get angry and frustrated; adopt a ‘can-do’ attitude and voice your suggestions on how to make improvements to your boss. Always turn a negative into a positive!
- “I can’t be bothered”
This is something your boss definitely doesn’t want to hear! You need to showcase your work ethic at all times by producing all tasks quickly and efficiently, without complaint or negative attitude. If you can’t be bothered, then maybe it’s time to look for another hospitality job where you can be bothered!
So if you make sure you don’t say any of these phrases in work you will be fine and in a very good position with you boss!
This article is written by thejobsmenu, a leading source of tasty hospitality jobs