Worst Things the Boss Asked Me to Do

When it comes to day-to-day projects, some workers at accounting firms and other types of businesses feel assignments from the boss fall outside of their job description. Workers provided the following real-life examples to CareerBuilder of the most unusual requests they received from their bosses.

Delete, Delete, Delete Delete, Delete, Delete

Boss asked employee to be prepared to delete all emails and computer files at a moment's notice.

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Pet Pedi Pet Pedi

Boss asked employee to clip her dog's nails.

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Got 9 Months? Got 9 Months?

Boss asked employee to be a surrogate mother for her—more than once.

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Corporate Espionage Corporate Espionage

Boss asked employee to spy on senior management.

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Have Gun Will Travel Have Gun Will Travel

Boss asked employee to buy a rifle for him, and he would reimburse the employee.

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Pusher Man Pusher Man

Boss asked employee if she knew of anyone who could "hook him up" with illegal substances.

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Creative Thinking Creative Thinking

Boss asked employee to go online and post false good comments about him.

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Patent Pending Patent Pending

Boss asked employee to come up with a science fair project for her daughter.

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Pass the Pink Slip Pass the Pink Slip

Boss asked employee to fire his (the boss's) brother.

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Corporate Handout Corporate Handout

Boss asked employee to lend him $400 for a down payment on a car.

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A Stitch in Time A Stitch in Time

Boss asked employee to remove her stitches.

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No Thanks No Thanks

Boss asked employee to be better friends with him.

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Better Than Wholesale Better Than Wholesale

Boss asked employee to scour an abandoned office building for furniture and supplies they could use.

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Wedding Bell Blues Wedding Bell Blues

Boss asked employee to help plan her wedding.

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Get Out of Jail Card Get Out of Jail Card

Boss asked employee to bail another coworker out of jail.

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