Lies We Tell at Work ... But Shouldn't
Even polite fibbing can hurt you in the daily grind
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Apr 22, 2008 2:24 PM CDT
Don't tell your boss you're on top of it when you're swamped with work. If you speak up, you might get help before it's too late.   (Shutter stock)
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(Newser) – Lying at work, even to be polite, can hurt you in the long run. CNN suggests we all try cutting out these too-tempting lies:

  1. I'd be happy to. If you've got too much on your plate, speak up before you drown yourself.
  2. No questions. Preface your questions as clarification, but do ask them.

  1. My alarm didn't go off. Don't make up excuses. Say you're sorry, and be on time tomorrow.
  2. I'm not sick. Better to warn coworkers than be shunned for spreading the plague.
  3. I'm on schedule. Be honest about your progress, and maybe your boss will lend a hand or provide advice.