Ten polite ways to 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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