10 phrases that will instantly ruin any work relationship

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It's no surprise that we spend a lot of time at our jobs. On average, the typical employee spends about 8.9 hours at work -- and that's not counting the time an entrepreneur may spend in the office. Because we spend so much time in our offices, a comfortable work environment is extremely important to have.

You may not realize it, but one of the biggest factors contributing to a healthy work environment is having a few established relationships in the office.

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While it may take a while to form strong relationships in the workplace, there's one thing that can instantly ruin one: saying the wrong thing.

Words are extremely powerful tools, and if you misuse them, you may not only ruin a relationship with a colleague but potentially ruin your career, too. Saying the wrong thing at the wrong time can have a serious effect on how others perceive you, as you risk others feeling judged, threatened or frazzled.

If you're unsure of the off-putting words and phrases you should avoid in the workplace at all costs, take a look at the slideshow below.

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