You don’t intend to lie at work but there are times when you find that it is easier to just lie. In fact, we are all liars. We lie at least once a day at work. Small lies, big lies, we do lie every day.
Now, it is not that we try to lie all the time. In fact, we avoid lying but there are situations that force us to lie, for good. With the right type of lie, you can either save your job or save yourself from embarrassment but some of the lies are way beyond acceptable.
- You always accept whatever your boss ask you to do. You always say, “I would be happy to do that” and “No problem, I can fix that” when the truth is you’d rather be doing something else other than those chores.
- When you are given an assignment, you are always saying, “No, I don’t have any questions”, then the truth is you have tons of questions to ask about the assignment.
- “My alarm didn’t go off” is one of the most common lie at work. You are late for work and this is possibly the most acceptable lie, except, it is NOT!
- Taking sick leaves so that you can stay at home, when you are not even sick is a very bad lie. Not only this is bad for your reputation, you are playing with fire because you might get fired anytime. Your boss is not stupid.
- You are way too late to complete your project and yet you are announcing that you are on the right track. Now, if you lie about this because you are confident that you can get the project completed before the deadline, then it is a good lie. However, if you lie because you are scared, then you are putting yourself and your company at danger zone.
Before you tell a lie, be sure that it is worth it because most of the time, a lie is not worth all the trouble you have to go through after you have told a lie.