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LOL. I am SO like you. It was fun to read this post. First off, Never "not" go to the lunch with the boss. Even if you have eaten (she is buying) and you can always have a salad, and nibble and say you are trying to fit into your new swimsuit!
Second. Most people are trying to impress you so their what they can do for you's should be taken with blah, blah ears. You continue on and if they truly like your work, they will be impressed that you didn't try to smooze them.
Third. Tact. My hardest area to concur. You must learn tact to get ahead in the professional world. Never write a note to deal with an issue when you can confront in person, that is passive agressive, but always start with allowing the other person know that you have heard what they said...if you agree with it or not. Most people just want to know they are heard and that their ideas have some merit.
Hope that helps.
LOL conquer...not concur...silly me.
Your boss will be impressed with your honesty and hard work, as you lunch at your desk.
If she really wanted to make a special point of lunch, she would invite you the day before, so you would not bring your lunch. She is asking on the spur of the moment, not for "business" reasons.
And so, delay your lunch a bit, and go with her once in a while if she asks, but be prepared to pay your share or leave a tip, just in case--as you do not know for sure.
Also impress her with your lovely manners at lunch.
Don't allow the lunch to become her grilling you, and say only positive upbeat things about everyone and everything in your life.
Please I am hoping you can help me this week with my classes.