That’s not my problem

I found a few content creators online who advise on how to speak professionally instead of being direct, which especially helps when we are at work. Apparently instead of ‘that’s not my problem’ we should say ‘let me see what I can do to help you’. I will remember that. It may help in my job that I’m starting in a couple of days.

The problem, however, is that the suggestion doesn’t discuss what to do after. I do understand the suggested statement implies it’s still your problem and I’m only helping but then how far should I go to help? What if the person insists on more involvement that I am ready to offer or keeps coming back with question after question?

At some point everyone will feel like being direct. At least this is how I see it.

Another suggestion is to replace ‘I don’t care’ with ‘I appreciate your imput’. This is a good one. I will remember from now on that when people say ‘I appreciate your imput’ they really mean they don’t care.

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