“Why don’t you give your gums a rest and shut up for a change”
This translates as, “Thanks for your insight”. So now you can come across as cool, calm and professional in front of your manager. No matter how far you feel like ramming your fist down that motormouth co-worker’s throat.
“There’s not a chance in hell that’s getting done”
When the phone rings at 4:55 on Friday afternoon, say “I’m really not certain that’s feasible”, instead of this. Yes, even for those wackiest requests. You don’t want to spend the whole weekend wondering whether you’re gonna be hauled in for a disciplinary on Monday, right? See, you’re getting the hang of this!