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  1. 1. Say No, Like a Boss! Deb Nicholson - OSCON July 22nd 2015
  2. 2. The boss of YOU
  3. 3. Work Awesomeness
  4. 4. Receipts
  5. 5. Burnout is Bad
  6. 6. Tired all the time
  7. 7. Grumpy and impatient
  8. 8. I totally got this.
  9. 9. Orienteering
  10. 10. Hey, are you still playing the drums?
  11. 11. No time for drums
  12. 12. Work is stressful
  13. 13. Work is stressful Co-workers not nice
  14. 14. Employer is kind of evil Work is stressful Co-workers not nice
  15. 15. Employer is kind of evil Work is stressful Co-workers not niceCan't take vacation
  16. 16. Where do you want to go?
  17. 17. Are you waving in the rotary?
  18. 18. How have others gotten there?
  19. 19. You may have to go somewhere else
  20. 20. What exactly do you need to start saying no to?
  21. 21. Too much work
  22. 22. Poorly defined work
  23. 23. 1. Start with the best part
  24. 24. 2. Let's talk details soon
  25. 25. 3. How much time should I spend on this?
  26. 26. Work you don't want to do
  27. 27. Is it cost-effective?
  28. 28. Can you automate or outsource it?
  29. 29. Could you oversee it instead?
  30. 30. Verbal Self-defense
  31. 31. That's what I expected from someone like you.
  32. 32. That's what I expected from someone like you.
  33. 33. When did you start having these thoughts about people like me?
  34. 34. Everyone knows that you've been struggling
  35. 35. Everyone knows that you've been struggling
  36. 36. It's really nice to know that everyone has been thinking about me
  37. 37. Everyone says this is the way to do websites
  38. 38. Everyone says this is the way to do websites
  39. 39. It's definitely a popular way to do websites
  40. 40. No one thinks that particular new technology really works
  41. 41. No one thinks that particular new technology really works
  42. 42. That's an idea that I've heard a lot lately too.
  43. 43. How to say no to clients gracefully
  44. 44. Don't pretend
  45. 45. Solid network of referrals
  46. 46. Recap
  47. 47. Put today's work into a larger context
  48. 48. Suggest an appealing alternative
  49. 49. Stay in computer mode
  50. 50. No.
  51. 51. ...and I have a better idea.
  52. 52. Picture Credits CC.BY on Flickr Water Drop by Koshy Koshy (filtered) Railroad Crossing by upsidedown sphere Pie by Benny Mazur Cat in Chaise Lounge by Windell Oskay Wind Power by Hakan Dahlstrohm Coffee and Donuts by Kenny Louie Wave (with water bottles) by Robert S. Donovan Berry Hard Work by JD Hancock Udo Vader by Juhan Sonin Forex Money by Espos.de Yellow Spring by Berit Watkin CC.BY.SA Really Fat Happy Cat by Connie Ma (Flickr) Whedon/Fillion by Rob Wynne (Flickr) Eurasian Magpie by Jean Jacques Boujot (Wikipedia) Too Many Pigeons by Ben Frantz Dale (Wikipedia) Fair Use Animal from The Muppets (Disney), Keep Calm and Do Your Research, John Stewart, Tina Fey, Elsa from Frozen (Disney), Grumpy Cat with L'il Bub, Grumpy Cat in Nature
  53. 53. Awesome!
  54. 54. Thanks! deb@openinventionnetwork.com