1. “That’s not my job.”
If your boss asked you to do it, it is part of your job. If you are overburdened with work, ask a coworker for help or speak to your boss about delegating duties. Be eager to contribute to your team any way you can. This speaks volumes to those around you.
2. “I did what I could.”
3. “I don’t have the time.”
Employers and clients alike appreciate a can-do attitude. It promotes a positive atmosphere and demonstrates your ability to get the job done. Ditch the “don’t” words and choose “do” words. If you can’t get it done now, state when you will get it done.