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Love procrastinating at work? These jargon phrases will come to your rescue

August 14, 2018 10:02 IST

Recognise when you need that extra time and use these jargon phrases to sound accountable and responsible.  

Pic used for representational purpose only. Photograph: A still from Bangalore Days.

At work, procrastination is considered as an unnecessary evil. 

The common perception is that lazy people who are not driven and self-motivated tend to procrastinate.

But at times, people have no option but to buy extra time and put off an issue till they can find a feasible solution.

After all, doesn't haste lead to waste!

In the world of work, procrastination maybe considered expensive and time-consuming, putting off a task till you get more time to tackle it is not a bad idea too. 

These jargon phrases will help you buy that extra time, without being considered as a slacker.

  1. I'll circle back to you

  2. I will run the numbers on it

  3. Let's go back to the drawing board

  4. Let's touch base in a bit. Ping me

  5. I don't have the bandwidth right now

  6. It's on my radar

  7. Let's put this on the back-burner

  8. I have too many balls in the air right now

  9. I have a lot on my plate

  10. I'll get back by close of play tomorrow

  11. I'll have to deep dive/drill down into this and get back

  12. I have a hard stop at X hours

  13. Let's park that for now

  14. It's in the pipeline

Excerpted from Job Be Damned by Rishi Piparaiya, with the permission of the publishers, Harper Collins.  

Rishi Piparaiya