Is It Ever OK to Lie to Your Boss? You Betcha!


Rachel Zupek, writer


Lying in any capacity is generally not advised -- especially at work. More often than not, your lies will catch up to you or run away from you. Either way, you're left in the dust, with a pink slip likely in your hand.

We've talked about lying in an interview, at work or on your résumé, but what about when it comes to lying to your boss? Are there exceptions to the rule?

Shawn Achor, a consultant and psychology expert, says that in every workplace where he has consulted, he's found that most people lie when there is no "psychological safety."