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Weird ‘Other duties as required’

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Here is a real-life list of actual assignments that bosses have dumped on their workers, according to employees surveyed by CareerBuilder.com:

  • Boss asked employee to be prepared to delete all emails and computer files at a moment’s notice
  • Boss asked employee to be a surrogate mother for her—more than once
  • Boss asked employee to spy on senior management
  • Boss asked employee to buy a rifle for him, and he would reimburse the employee
  • Boss asked employee to go online and post false good comments about him
  • Boss asked employee to come up with a science fair project for her daughter
  • Boss asked employee to fire his (the boss’s) brother.

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