What not to say to your boss... now that's a full-on question.
Janine Allis, the founder of Boost Juice, once told Mamamia that she has three big no-nos when it comes to what bosses don't want to hear.
The first is someone who is entitled. "If someone came to me looking for a promotion and just said, 'I've been here for three years I'm entitled to a pay rise'. Well actually, you're not entitled to that just for the sake of it."
Watch: Janine Allis on what bosses don't want to hear. Post continues below.
The next is someone who constantly needs rescuing. "The person who never has the answers, and goes to the boss asking, 'Here is my problem, help me solve it'. So they always need to be rescued."
And the final one is someone who always blames others. "So when everything goes wrong, they blame absolutely everyone for it instead of actually turning the finger onto themselves. As soon as you do these [three things] then it's all over," Allis concluded.
But what other statements can get you in hot water with your boss? Well, after speaking with a range of bosses, HR experts and managers, here are 12 phrases that you should probably never say to your boss.
"With all due respect..."
"With all due respect, that isn't a good idea."
"With all due respect, I don't think this plan of yours has been thought through enough."
Both these sentences are a sure way to make things super uncomfortable with your manager/boss. Now, of course, you can disagree with your boss. But if you feel the need to voice that difference in opinion, it's best to do it in a genuinely respectful way - rather than signalling your 'respect' in a manner that seems a bit, well, fake.