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Are you an admin or an errand-runner?
Here's a sticky situation: Your boss continually asks you to pick up her dry cleaning, but you don’t regard yourself as a personal assistant.
How do you resolve it? Discuss the situation in a diplomatic way, advises Gini Graham Scott, author of A Survival Guide for Working with : Dealing with Bullies, Idiots, Back-Stabbers, and Other Managers from Hell. Bad Bosses “Let your boss know that there is priority work you’re not able to do while you’re picking up her dry cleaning,” Scott says. Expressing your desire to become more involved with important, work-related projects should gently remind your boss that you were not hired to organize her personal life.
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