Listen Now: Do You Use Any of These Top Passive Aggressive Workplace Sayings?
Feeling a little passive aggressive at work? You aren’t the only one.
There is always that one or maybe two people at your nine to five that test your patience. And while you most likely can’t let them know your true feelings, there are some ways to fire back without actually fire back.
Enter the passive aggressive response. The phrases that many people use that are designed to sound polite but might have a hidden meaning. So to help you relieve some of your frustrations, the job resource site Ladders.com has the ten most passive aggressive phrases and what they actually mean.
For example, and this is a popular one, “per my last email.” What it should mean is “as I wrote in my last email” but what it actually means is “you idiot. I answered that already.”
Another big one; “please advise.” It should mean, “please tell me what I should do, but it’s used for “fix this chaos that you have created.”
For more passive aggressive terms for your next email, check out the original article now. Being direct might get you fired.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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