By Linda Lee

We’ve all heard the phrase “there’s no such thing as a stupid question,” and most often that is true! But when it comes to the workplace, there are a few things you should definitely avoid asking so you do not embarrass yourself…

Business strategists suggest staying away from:

“Can I buy you a drink?” Its not a bad thing to invite somebody out for a drink, it’s the pretense with which you’re doing it.

“Can you introduce me to…?” Social media has made it pretty easy to see who’s connected to whom. However, just because someone you know has a connection that you’d like to leverage doesn’t mean that you’ve earned the right to an introduction.

“Can I pick your brain?” When you say, “pick your brain,” the person on the receiving end of your request hears “unpaid consulting session.”

What would you add to the list?


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