Workers Share Boss’ Strange Requests
In a new study by CareerBuilder, nearly one-in-four workers (23%) reported that their bosses have asked them to help out with non-job related tasks.
The survey involved more than 3,600 U.S. workers across industries and company sizes. Most workers say they like reporting to their current boss. When asked to grade their boss’ performance, the majority (66%) gave an above average rating:
While many workers said they respect their boss (64%), only 37% said that they learn from him or her. Nearly one-third (32%) feel they are smarter than their boss.
When it comes to day to day projects, some workers think assignments from the boss fall outside of their job description. Workers provided examples of the most unusual requests:
- To be prepared to delete all emails and computer files
- If she knew of anyone who could “hook him up” with illegal substances
- To go online and post false good comments about him
- To come up with a science fair project for her daughter
- To lend him $400 for a down payment on a car
- To remove the boss’ stitches
- To be better friends with him
- To scour an abandoned office building for furniture and supplies they could use
- To bail another coworker out of jail
- To help plan the boss’ wedding
The study also showed the majority of workers have a good relationship with their bosses, where they fell supported and valued, says CareerBuilder.
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