NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - When you have a job, you want to make sure your boss is happy, but what if your boss asks you to do something that's not related to work? It's happening more often than you may think.
A new CareerBuilder study showed that 23%, nearly one out of four workers, have been asked by a boss to do something that is not work-related. The survey of more than 3,500 workers had respondents sharing some of the most unusual requests, such as helping a coworker get out of jail, or removing stitches.
Others included requests to spy on co-workers, or to be the supervisor's surrogate mother.
22News asked some local workers whether their boss has ever asked them to do anything that wasn't quite work-related.
"My boss asked me to be in a spelling bee, and I did with a couple of my co-workers," Jordana Starr of Northampton said. "We dressed up as Pandas. It was absolutely a blast; one of the weirder things I've definitely done, but I loved it."
"I was asked to stack wood for my boss," Greg Thomas of Northampton said.
According to the survey, more than half of workers said that they respect their boss, but only a third said they learn something from them.