Happy Friday Everyone, I don’t know about you but this has been the longest-shortest week I have had in a long time. Have a wonderful weekend!

I Don’t Know

One day, on a job, a worker was struggling to understand how to complete a task.  The worker asked her supervisor how to complete this task.  “I don’t know” is how the supervisor replied. So, the worker asked others how to do the task, everyone replied “I don’t know”. A few hours later the Manager came out to see if the task was completed.  It had not been completed, “I don’t know and no one else does either” said the worker.

The phrase “I don’t know” is becoming a more and more common phrase to say.  What ever happened to the phrases, “I will get back to you on that” or “Let me get someone to help”.  Even when looking for a job a person is likely to hear the phrase “I don’t know” from people that are expected to know, such as a manager or supervisor.

To some people, the phrase I don’t know implies that the person does not care about the problem or the person does not want to be bothered by it. So, when a person comes to you with a question or a problem, even if you don’t know the answer.  Tell them a place to look or let them know that you will get back with them (and actually do it).  This shows the person you care.

-Chelsey R.