At times all employees are asked to do more work than seems humanly possible, but rarely are those requests downright inhumane. This slideshow illustrates that some managers haven't yet gotten the memo from HR that some tasks aren't really considered part of an employee's job description.
Based on recent surveys by CareerBuilder and Staples Business Advantage, here are some of the most inappropriate and bizarre requests managers have made of their employees.
A boss once asked his employee to get a dead raccoon out of his truck.
It's Not You... It's Not Me Either... It's Him
A boss asked an employee to breakup with his girlfriend for him.
An employee was asked to taste a dog treat. No word on whether the employee was asked to sniff it first.
A Dirty Job
A boss dropped his cell phone in the toilet and asked an employee to fish it out and get it serviced.
An employee was asked to help her boss organize the boss’ high school reunion.
And Could You Maybe Pull the Weeds, Too?
An employee was asked to go to the boss’ house and water the garden while the boss was out of town.
Is This Part of Obamacare?
An employee had to find a doctor for a company executive, visit the hospital for updates on the execs’ health and then report back to the execs’ family.
One employee said, “I had to order my own award and then go pick it up."
Sing for your Supper
An employee was at a bar with some friends when they ran into the man’s boss. The boss then told the employee that if he didn’t sing karaoke he’d be fired. The boss then videotaped the man singing and showed the video to the office the next day.
A boss asked an employee to hand-deliver $15,000 in cash in a seedy neighborhood to “finalize a real estate transaction.” The employee was scared but lived to tell the tale.