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Coffee Break Series- How to say no to your boss
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ID: 4238 Pre Intermediate
In the coffee break series, we focus on social etiquette in business settings. In a Chinese workplace, there are certain phrases and words that we use to come off as more polite and respectful. Along the way, we will cover some common ''How do I respond to that?" moments in the office. Hopefully, by applying the knowledge you learn in real life, you can avoid miscommunication and bring your business relationships closer. In this episode, we are going to show you 5 ways to say 'no' in a workplace. What do you say when you're turning down an offer from your boss? How do you soften the blow when you're rejecting your colleague's dinner invitation? Check out the video and enjoy your coffee break with us!
Sun Nov 03 2019 | Joshua, Alice
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zài Dōngfāng wénhuà zhōng ，wǒmen bǐjiào xǐhuan yòng bùshì zhème zhíjiē de fāngshì lái shuō "bù "，ràng biéren tīng qǐlái bǐjiào shūfu 。
In Eastern culture, we tend to be less straight forward when rejecting others. So that people won’t feel offended.
wǒmen zǒngbù zuìjìn xūyào yīxiē duì yíngxiāo hěn zàiháng de rén 。nǐ yǒuméiyǒu xìngqù ？
Recently, our headquarter needs some people who are experienced in marketing. Would you be interested?
xièxie lǎobǎn ，qǐng gěi wǒ yīdiǎn shíjiān ，ràng wǒ kǎolǜ kǎolǜ 。
Thank you, boss. Please give me some time. Let me think about it.
qǐng gěi wǒ yīdiǎn shíjiān ，wǒ děi zài xiǎng yī xiǎng 。
Please give me some time to think about it.
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