One of my friends has been asked out for coffee, and I'm posting in this forum for some suggestions on how to politely decline the invite.
The senior manager has asked this girl out for coffee on a weekend (this is the second time).
He's asked before as well and the girl has declined it the first time politely.
If the girl accepts the invite, then (since he's a senior and she's just a newbie in the company) her colleagues, if they come to know about it, will start saying things and exaggerate the whole situation.
The girl is personally not interested in going out with the manager and is running out of options to politely decline the invite.
The girl thought she could have a coffee in the office on a break, that would be a comfortable environment and formal as well, but that's bound to raise eyebrows because he's that much senior to the girl.
The girl doesn't want this to impact her career goals as she's just joined this company and he's established in the senior management.
How can my friend decline the invitation politely?