Definition of Unreasonable Request

A demand or proposal that is excessively demanding or difficult to meet. It is typically made without regard for the impact it will have on the other party, and is often seen as unreasonable or unfair.

Example: The manager assigned a due date for the task of EOD tomorrow. The engineer thought this was an unreasonable request because he estimated the task would take at least a week to get done.

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"Unreasonable Request" is used in the workplace during meetings or emails.

The definition for "Unreasonable Request" was last updated in 2023.

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Business English Quiz

Question: What does "Calendar Invite" mean?

   (A) When a person wants to meet with you next week.
   (B) An email sent to schedule a meeting with the option to either accept or decline the meeting at the scheduled time.
   (C) When a person has available time on their calendar to meet with you.
   (D) When a person does not have any time to meet with you.

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On this site, we also have templates on how to communicate effectively at work, such as requesting PTO, declining a promotion, and taking a sick day.

Word of the Day

Date: 09/28/2023

Word: Close It Out

Definition: To mark something as completed.

Example: This task has been fixed, so let's close it out within the task tracker.

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"Unreasonable Request." Dictionary, Accessed 09/28/2023.