A while back someone sprung the phrase, “It’s not my remit” on me. “What’s that mean,” I asked. “It means it’s not in my area of responsibility. It’s a global expression,” was the response. “Oh,” I said. It was the first I had heard of the euphemism for “It’s not my job.” It sounds so much more sophisticated, doesn’t it? I’ve heard it quite a few times since. It seems to be catching on!
My advice… don’t use either. Just get the job done.
Thoughts Joe and Wanda?
Joe Kerr: You know me… I’m all about doing whatever it takes. If there’s a wall in the way, I knock it down. No one can stop me from doing what’s best for my company.
Wanda B. Goode: That’s interesting Joe. Why is it that you didn’t help Sherry out with the Nelson project?
Joe Kerr: Who do I look like, Mother Theresa? I have my own issues. She gets paid to handle her issues and I get paid to handle mine.
Wanda B. Goode: I get it. It’s not your remit.
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