Not my job/pay grade

Not my job/pay grade messages are messages that say that the person receiving the message is not responsible for the task at hand.

They are often used as a way to avoid taking on responsibility for something, or to shift responsibility to someone else.

Example messages:

  • Oh, I would love to help, but sadly I’m too busy. Try asking <x>
  • This isn't my job.
  • This isn't my responsibility.
  • This isn't my problem.
  • This isn't my fault.
  • I'm not getting paid to do this.