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Learn to Say No at Work

Updated on January 11, 2014
Unfortunately, agreeing to do something when in fact you feel like screaming “no” is going to cause frustration and is going to subject you to unnecessary pressure.
Unfortunately, agreeing to do something when in fact you feel like screaming “no” is going to cause frustration and is going to subject you to unnecessary pressure.

In these challenging times lots of people are afraid of losing their jobs. This leads to the fact that more and more employees accept working harder and doing extra hours just for the sake of their job. Has it ever happened to you to be afraid of saying “no” to your boss because you imagine there is no other opportunity for you out there? The answer is probably affirmative and the results on your personal life are disastrous.

Most people are simply terrified that saying “no” will make their superiors angry or will upset their co-workers. They worry that by denying a task they will jeopardize their job or a possible raise. Other people are incapable of saying “no” even to colleagues because they don’t want to be considered rude or incapable of doing something.

Unfortunately, agreeing to do something when in fact you feel like screaming “no” is going to cause frustration and is going to subject you to unnecessary pressure. Learning when to say no to superiors or co-workers, on the other hand, can turn out to be relieving. In the great majority of the cases, saying “no” won’t cause a catastrophe, as you probably can imagine. It will simply allow you to manage your time better and to get rid of some of tasks that didn’t belong to you in the first place. Learn to say “no” with sincerity but be determined and explain your decision where possible.

© 2012 mytekah

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