Shut down? Here’s your im­me­di­ate ac­tion plan

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Avoid small talk

You might be tempted to smooth over any awk­ward­ness by chang­ing the sub­ject to some­thing light, like up­com­ing week­end plans, but make it easy on both of you and just wrap things up. This shows you re­spect your boss’ time.

Make your exit

It’s nor­mal to feel up­set, but fo­cus on keep­ing your part­ing words pro­fes­sional and suc­cinct. You can’t go wrong with a sim­ple, “Thank you for tak­ing the time to hear me out.”

Take a break

Your col­leagues shouldn’t be privy to an emo­tional cool down. Go for a walk around the block to col­lect your­self.

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