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How to say no at work

medium bookmark / Raindrop.io | A shadow crosses your desk. It’s your supervisor, asking if you can squeeze in another “little project.” Your stomach drops as you picture your calendar, already packed with pressing assignments. Adding more will mean sacrificing quality—not to mention sanity. You take a deep breath and face your boss: “Sure, no problem.” We’ve all done it at the office: Said “aye-aye” when everything—logic, reason, instinct—screams “no way!” But this failure to turn down excess work comes at a price. Over 65% of executives see overwhelmed employees