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Do Not Ever Do This : 03

My Bad Don’t say this unless you’re 18 years old, maximum – and unless it’s 2008 all over again in your part of the world. Middle-aged middle managers saying things like “my bad” smacks embarrassingly of, well, middle-aged managers trying … Continue reading

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Do Not Ever Do This : 02

Reach out Don’t “reach out” to someone when you actually mean “contact” or “get in touch with.” Like most customer-service or marketing-derived clichés, this one intends to convey a depth of feeling not often inspired by mere workplace communication. So … Continue reading

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Do Not Ever Do This : 01

Going Forward A few years ago, people used to say or write “in future” or “looking ahead” or “from now on.” That was before the ruthless juggernaut that is “going forward” steamrolled all these lesser expressions onto the slagheap of … Continue reading

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