Forgive the bluntness of your relatives, Chinese New Year gatherings are meant to be as loud as the firecrackers after all. Boisterous aunties and high-spirited uncles love to know what is going on with your life, and they mean well. What's a personal question or two? This year, LinkedIn shares a few tips on how to cleverly maneuver around sensitive topics while keeping the exuberant mood alive.
“Have you been promoted this year?”
Instead of focusing on this year, tell them about your highs from the year before – including camaraderie, colleagues, and new opportunities given by bosses. Shift the conversation from promotions or increments to other more meaningful achievements.