If you’ve been working with your employer for a long time, sometimes it can begin to feel like you’re working with family. Although it’s great to work with a close-knit team, it’s also important to remember that some things are best left unsaid. Don’t get so comfortable with your co-workers that you start spilling all of your secrets. It’s best to keep a bit of distance between you and your teammates. No matter how comfortable you get, always remain professional.
Even if you’ve become friendly with your supervisor or your co-workers, there’s always that chance that something you say will come back to bite you. And that bite could come in the form of ruining your reputation or even losing your job. So be careful and know when to keep your lips sealed. Let’s take a look at 10 things you should never tell your employer.
1. I hate working here.
If you hate your job, quietly look for another one and keep your plans quiet. If you don’t, you may end up unemployed a lot sooner than you had planned. If you’re miserable, blurting out your hatred is not the way to handle the situation. Roughly 70% of American workers say they’re not satisfied with their jobs, according to Gallup research, so fleeing to a new employer won’t necessarily make you happy. Until you decide whether to stay, aim to do your best work.