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Phrases to Use in the Working World

Updated on July 8, 2010

What you say in the working world nowadays is the equivalent of an unexploded artillery shell. One wrong word, one opinion (there's a real no-no), one genuine facial expression, and you're done for. If you ever ever ever even think of rolling your eyes... well then... you will be shot at sunrise.

An exaggeration? I don't think so. Notice the people who never get in trouble at work. They are the ones who look very concerned, very interested, and then shyly/slyly say, "I don't know." Upon a second question to these worldly deities you will usually get the same response, " I don't know." This time however, the accent will be placed a little differently like this, "I don't KNOW." Well that certainly clears things up for me. Oh never mind.

Here's another great phrase that's been going around for a few years. "You're right." If you have entirely lost your head, and have dared to voice an opinion to a coworker, then they will usually look you straight in the eyes and say, "You're right!" At this point your chest will puff up, you'll give a little shake to your head, and unconsciously you'll say to yourself, "Of course I'm right."

So now we've arrived at basically a five word vocabulary. I don't know and you're right.

Here's the next and last one for today, " Let me know how that works for you." I'll say it again, "Let me know how that works for you."

Glacial Stare

To get this phrase right, you're going to need to practice your glacial stare. Make sure your lips are perfectly straight with no touch of a smile. Do turn abruptly on your heel immediately after you say it. This gives particular emphasis. Say it and then move quickly in the opposite direction.  Let me know how that works for you.

Thirteen Word Vocabulary

Now with a mere thirteen word vocabulary, you will become instantly successful. You'll be promoted, projected, and revered. You're on your way to the top.

One last thing...

Be sure to Let me know how that works for you!! 


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      65Mustang 7 years ago

      Cool. Cool. Cool.

    • bjspivey-rivers profile image

      bjspivey-rivers 7 years ago

      You're right! I have been talking way too much.

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      coynea 7 years ago

      I obviously need to come up with a bigger vocabulary. Off to buy a magazine. Thank you for commenting.

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      Mentalist acer 7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      Let Me Understand How that works out for You:)!!