We all have certain fallback phrases we use at work. But some of them can be seriously annoying to co-workers and alarming to managers. Here are eight phrases you might use at work without much thought – but are worth removing from your office vocabulary. 1. “Are you busy?” This one is likely to make your conscientious co-workers cringe. Few people want to say, “Nope, just browsing some celebrity gossip.” And someone who is busy may still be available for an interruption, depending on what you need. Read more.