You know, lying is never a good idea; this is especially true when it comes to lying to your boss. But infrequently, it’s okay to tell little white lies, like when you say you need to take a long lunch for a doctor’s appointment when you are actually having a long lunch with your friend. Or, for example, the impulsive little lie you say when your boss asks if you called that client you promised you would when in fact you don’t even know what client he is talking about.
At first, these little lies are harmless; as long as you are careful enough to cover your tracks. However, this is not always the case. You can’t always be lucky; there will be times where your boss catches you lying.
So, how do you handle such situations and avoid being the deceitful, unreliable employee of the office? Well, here are a few steps to follow:
Do Not Extend The Limit Lies
It happens to the best of us; we get caught in a circle of lies, we are tempted to lie in order to cover our previous lie. But, this can only cause you more trouble as you will have to tell another lie to cover the lie you used to cover the first lie, and then tell another lie to cover all three lies and so on. Anyway, you get my point. So, in the case of the client call event, if your boss confronts you and tells you that you never made that call, don’t deny it because if they find out you keep lying, then I am pretty sure they will eventually fire you.