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Alison covers this very nicely. Two options that I find very useful are saying something when they first interrupt you: I've only got 5 minutes to talk, and then I need to get back to work. and I'm a bit busy right now. But if you come back in 45 minutes, I should have a few minutes free. In other words, deflect them right off, in a friendly and ...


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There's also the thing about him being my team leader, I feel like I can't use the "I am really busy" line because it would imply that he doesn't have anything to do... I want to keep a cordial professional relationship. How can I communicate all this without being rude? Avoiding the "I am really busy" line is not implying anything, nor is it ...


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