Thursday, November 05, 2015

Career Sabotage Alert


Not everyone who makes these remarks is a friend:

  • "Just be yourself."
  • "Let it all hang out."
  • "You're fine just the way you are."
  • "Don't take guff from anyone."
  • "Don't suffer fools gladly."
  • "Those guys at the top get all the breaks."
  • "If you got a promotion you'd no longer be one of us."
  • "Slow down. You'll make the rest of us look bad."
  • "Save your best performance for after you get promoted."
  • "Don't even put in for that job. The selection is rigged."
  • "Always make sure you get something in exchange."
  • "You should keep score."
  • "They wouldn't do that for you."
  • "It's not a level playing field."
  • "You should wait until you're ready."
  • "Why take that class if they're not going to pay for it?"
  • "You've got to climb over the bodies to get to the top."
  • "Do unto others first so they can't do unto you."
  • "Send them a nasty letter."
  • "Sure you'll get experience but there's no pay increase."
  • "Put down those books. Let's go get a beer."

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