There's nothing like getting a pat on the back when you've done a good job. It can come from anyone; your spouse, a friend, your peers, your superiors. Of course, you must be ready to accept the blame for something you've done wrong also, and use the experience to do a better job next time!
1. You messed up. 你办砸了。
2. You screwed up. 你搞糟了。
3. You blew it. 你办黄了。
4. It's your fault.[ 这是你的错。
5. You're the best. 你是最棒的。
6. You did a great job. 做得好。
7. Nice work. 干得好。
8. Good work. 做得好。
9. Outstanding work. 做得太棒了。
10. Excellent job. 做得太棒了。
If you do it right, you should be praised! If it's wrong, be prepared to take the blame! Here, John is praised for the excellent job he did.
Was it done right or wrong?
Use these words to say what you think!
Most people like to be praised; it gives them a warm feeling inside. Most Americans and Canadians, especially if they are learning a new job, also want to be told if they are doing something wrong. They feel that they can learn from their mistakes, as long as there aren't too many, of course!
What: How to blame people, or praise them
Who: Do you make mistakes? Do you do it right?
Where: At work, at home
When: Something out of the ordinary occurs
Why: Praise is good; so is accepting blame!
The client has accepted John's software application design, and has signed a lucrative contract with John's company. His manager drops by to congratulate him on the great job he's done. Looks like John's career is still on the upswing!
John: Hey, Kate. Hang on.
Kate: What's up, John?
John: The client accepted my design. We have just signed a big contract with them.
Kate: Congratulations! Nice work, John. You're the best.
John: Thanks, Kate. Got to run. Lots of things to get started. Talk to you later (Goes to his workstation. A few minutes later, his manager drops by)
Ed: You did a great job convincing the client on the feasibility of your design, John. Really outstanding work.
John: Thank you very much, Ed. I'm so glad we pulled it off.
Ed: I thought you blew it when you mentioned the fact that some important modules are still in design, but, apparently, the client was impressed by your honesty. I think that was instrumental in closing the deal.
John: No point hiding the facts, Ed. It's usually better when everything is out in the open.
Ed: It sure worked out for us this time. Again, excellent job, John.
John: Thanks again.