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10 Things You Don't Want To Say When Having Dinner At Your Boss's House


Posted: 11/11/11 11:34 AM ET

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According to Wendy Komac, a workplace expert and author of I Work with Crabby Crappy People, the goal for having dinner with your boss should be about making a positive impression in an environment outside of the workplace. Most importantly, no matter how casual the party may feel, always remember that they are still your boss, she added.

Roshini Rajkumar career expert, executive communication and image coach said, first of all take it as a compliment you've been invited over to the boss's house. "Know this could be a career-defining moment, not to put too much pressure on yourself... With that being said, be yourself," she said. But at the same time you need to be an amplified version of yourself with the manners and etiquette of Emily Post, the wit of Aaron Sorkin and the style of Audrey Hepburn. Here are 10 things you should definitely not say when having dinner at your boss's house plus some great advice from career experts.

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