Remove my stitches! And 14 other all-time crazy requests from the boss

Yesterday, CareerBuilder.com released its list of 15 of the most unusual things that bosses have asked employees to do. I’ve had a lot of rough, odd jobs in my lifetime —

*** Hey silver spoon! Quit giving me the stink eye over there. If I write it, my readers believe it. Sheep… ***

I consider myself lucky, requests made of me only made the list twice.

Ok. Seven.

*** Re-checks list for “Quick! Flush the yeyo*.” ***

Yep, seven. Here they are:

  1. Boss asked employee to be prepared to delete all emails and computer files at a moment’s notice
  2. Boss asked employee to be a surrogate mother for her – more than once
  3. Boss asked employee to spy on senior management
  4. Boss asked employee to buy a rifle for him, and he would reimburse the employee
  5. Boss asked employee if she knew of anyone who could “hook him up” with illegal substances
  6. Boss asked employee to go online and post false good comments about him
  7. Boss asked employee to come up with a science fair project for her daughter
  8. Boss asked employee to fire his (the boss’s) brother
  9. Boss asked employee to lend him $400 for a down payment on a car
  10. Boss asked employee to remove her stitches
  11. Boss asked employee to be better friends with him
  12. Boss asked employee to scour an abandoned office building for furniture and supplies they could use
  13. Boss asked employee to bail another coworker out of jail
  14. Boss asked employee to clip her dog’s nails
  15. Boss asked employee to help plan her wedding

What’s the weirdest thing that your boss has asked you to do? Let me know in the comments below.

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* That never happened and The Employer Handbook does not condone drug use in the workplace. Scarface-esque references to “yeyo”; however, are ok if cleverly executed. Swish!

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