10 ways to nicely say "no"

Saying "no" at work might provide you greater control over your professional destiny. To properly say "no" to your boss and coworkers, use these examples: 

"Unfortunately, I have too much to do today. I can help you another time." 

"I'm flattered by your offer, but no thank you." 

"That sounds fun, but I have a lot going on at home." 

"I'm not comfortable doing that task. Is there anything else I can help you with?" 

"Now isn't a good time for me. I'll let you know if my schedule frees up." 

" Sorry, I have already committed to something else. I hope you understand." 

"No, I won't be able to fit that into my schedule this week."  

"I would love to join you, but I'm feeling a little overwhelmed with work right now." 

"I'm not taking on any other work right now. Maybe check with another department?" 

"Thank you for thinking of me, but I do not wish to accept your offer."  

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