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I have to have a lunch with my bosses boss. I'm nervous.

I've been with the company for about 5 months, I really want to impress her but I'm also going through alot, she wants to have lunch and catch up and tell her how my life is. I don't really want to get into my divorce, my son, any idea how to keep it upbeat and postive and not fake? I don't want to go into a sob story but I also don't know what I'm going to talk about exactly. I work as a receptionist document specalist for a bank? please help! thanks

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Sillylins

Asked by Sillylins at 1:31 PM on Sep. 30, 2013 in Money & Work

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  • I would just say that I'm going through a rough patch, but thanks to the support of friends and family, I'm doing all right.
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 1:33 PM on Sep. 30, 2013

  • I would focus on work, if she asks are you married? Just say no, going through a divorce, then ask has she ever been divorced, most bosses love to talk about themselves, so make sure to ask how she go so high up in the company, what does she like to do for fun? The more she talks about herself the closer she will feel to you, trust me!
    2kids2dogs2cats

    Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 1:35 PM on Sep. 30, 2013

  • I wouldn't be comfortable giving out details about my personal life to someone who isn't a close friend. Talk about work, maybe current events, or ask her questions and get her chatting about her own life instead.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 1:53 PM on Sep. 30, 2013

  • I do not ever ever share personal information at work about anything. I don't even have pictures of my kids or grandkids out.

    I am much more comfortable keeping those lines very separate
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 2:03 PM on Sep. 30, 2013

  • Never mix business with pleasure.
    matobe

    Answer by matobe at 12:14 AM on Oct. 1, 2013

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