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Your boss wants you to do what? CareerBuilder lists some of more wacky requests

Has your boss ever asked you to do something a little...odd?

A new survey from CareerBuilder.com uncovered some strange things that bosses have asked of their employees. Some of our favorites include:

* Boss asked employee if she knew of anyone who could "hook him up" with illegal substances
* Boss asked employee to go online and post false good comments about him
* Boss asked employee to come up with a science fair project for her daughter
* Boss asked employee to clip her dog's nails
* Boss asked employee to bail another coworker out of jail

Despite these crazy requests, most people give their bosses a good grade. Nearly 65% of those surveyed said they would give their bosses a "B" or better.

SOUND OFF: What's the weirdest request you ever received from a boss?


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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. RunAroundBabe

    My boss asked me to stay late and paint her office for her/print off pictures of her daughter in a bathtub/buy pantyhose for her...worst job ever.

    April 12, 2013 at 11:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. aerekson

    My boss was already 2 business days late giving me my paycheck. When I asked for it he gave it to me but wanted me to wait 2 more days before I cashed it. When I said that this practice of paying me late was not acceptable, he said "If you need to get paid, then you should just leave!"

    April 12, 2013 at 10:15 am | Report abuse | Reply

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