Short, sweet and to the point. I really don't like when people ask a question that isn't really a question.
My husband is very good at this. "You are going to fill up the car before you come home tonight, right?"
This is not a question. This is a statement with a question mark conveniently tagged on to the end in the hopes of disguising the fact that you are telling me to do something, rather than asking me.
Work is no exception to this type of thing. Yesterday, a senior manager that has been using me more and more as a resource on her projects asked me for another "favour".
She stared right into my eyes and said, "You know that you can always say no, right?".
Uh....yes. I know what my options are.