14 Things You Should Never Say to Your Boss
Why it's a mistake: Your boss can forgive you being late, but he or she can get easily annoyed or overwhelmed by how you inform them. Sending "endless" texts "detailing every minute" of your trip can really overwhelm or anger your boss, career expert Carlota Zimmerman says.What to do instead: If you're going to be late, contact a supervisor as soon as you know.Zimmerman suggests saying, "Hi, this is Joe, due to unforeseen circumstances, I'm running X minutes late. I apologize, and will do my best to be in the office ASAP."By adjusting the way you speak and write, you'll not only feel more comfortable approaching your boss, you're also more likely to get ahead.