Ten Bizarre Boss Requests of Their Employees

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 04-26-2013

Ten Bizarre Boss Requests of Their Employees

Carrying the Load  A boss asked an employee to be a surrogate mother for her—and repeated the request on more than one occasion.

Ten Bizarre Boss Requests of Their Employees

Ten Bizarre Boss Requests of Their Employees

School Assignment  Another boss asked a worker come up with a science fair project for her daughter.

Ten Bizarre Boss Requests of Their Employees

Ten Bizarre Boss Requests of Their Employees

Sibling Rivalry  A supervisor asked a staffer to fire the supervisor's brother.

Ten Bizarre Boss Requests of Their Employees

Ten Bizarre Boss Requests of Their Employees

Cash Crunch  Another asked an employee to lend him $400 for a down payment on a car.

Ten Bizarre Boss Requests of Their Employees

Ten Bizarre Boss Requests of Their Employees

Surgical Precision   A boss asked a direct report to remove her stitches.

Ten Bizarre Boss Requests of Their Employees

Ten Bizarre Boss Requests of Their Employees

Happy Hunting!  Another boss asked an employee to scour an abandoned office building for furniture and supplies they could use.

Ten Bizarre Boss Requests of Their Employees

Ten Bizarre Boss Requests of Their Employees

Peer Bonding  A supervisor asked an employee to bail a coworker out of jail.

Ten Bizarre Boss Requests of Their Employees

Ten Bizarre Boss Requests of Their Employees

Grooming Gig  A boss asked an employee to clip her dog's nails.

Ten Bizarre Boss Requests of Their Employees

Ten Bizarre Boss Requests of Their Employees

Loaded Request  Another asked a direct report to buy a rifle for him, and get reimbursed later.

Ten Bizarre Boss Requests of Their Employees

Ten Bizarre Boss Requests of Their Employees

Empty Praise  A supervisor asked an employee to go online and post false, positive comments about him.

Ten Bizarre Boss Requests of Their Employees