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My boss doesn't pay me enough for this?

My boss doesn't pay me enough for this? Topic: What does a completed research paper look like
June 25, 2019 / By Alleen
Question: I'm sure most people have said, or at least had this thought, however, my boss constantly has me performing tasks I believe are better suited for a personal assistant. i.e.(researching personal health insurance, putting personal ads in the newspaper to sell his truck, and calling his current health care provider to get information). Really?! None of this was in my job description, and if I looked it up correctly, most personal assistants earn on average $50,000/annually. If this is the case, I am GROSSLY underpaid! I haven't said anything to him concerning this because I truly need my job and I'm afraid of his temper. (He's a New Jersey Guido...no really, he is.) But, I truly feel that it is unfair for him to have me working this hard without compensation. What should I do? Hmm...maybe I should have been a little more clear. It seems I made it sound as if I have nothing to do and am pretty lazy...I am given a "to-do" list on a daily basis as well as a call list. Each list is to be completed by the end of the work day. I don't even take lunch breaks because of the amount of work. There is plenty for me to do. I have many clients who praise me for my professionalism and the depths I will go to get the job done. I feel, however, that my boss' PERSONAL calls and obligations should be taken care of by himself or a personal assistant. I do not want to be his personal assistant. I have too much else to do. I like my job. I don't want to quit. I would like to know if I should approach him concerning this or, if I AM doing my job, shouldn't he have discussed this during my interview?
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Utai Utai | 7 days ago
most personal assistants do NOT earn 50k. I know, i had one and that is not what i paid. He is your boss, and must think you have the time to do these items for him, come on now, how hard is it to make calls on insurance or put an add in the paper? I would relax a bit or the next add he has you put in the paper is to replace you.
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Utai Originally Answered: My boss doesn't believe I was stuck in a car accident?
How dare her say you lied, I would have been furious! Absolutely cut out the article and if you have a local highway patrol or sheriff department that can also date/time that accident let them know your boss is hassling you about this and you need more proof! I would start looking for another job, a boss who thinks your late for no reason and a co-worker that calls you a liar.. how can you work with nimrods like that?
Utai Originally Answered: My boss doesn't believe I was stuck in a car accident?
Sounds like you want to keep your job. If you don't have a cell phone, take the entire paper with the article. It may help but you need some type of way to contact your job when you are late.
Utai Originally Answered: My boss doesn't believe I was stuck in a car accident?
I'd show my boss the article if it was me. I wouldn't want to continue to work for somebody who thought I was a liar. In fact, if he's that quick to judge and to jump to conclusions without finding out the facts, I'd probably start looking for another job. He won't treat you any more fairly in the future.

Roderick Roderick
The job market is tight right now, so I would just do the best you can and quietly look for something else. If you find something you particularly enjoy doing for him, suggest it as an ongoing assignment. For example, if he asks you to research flights for a trip, and you would rather answer customer letters, suggest to him that you give a call to a travel agent so the important customer letters can be answered.
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Roderick Originally Answered: What are some good pointers for employees who boss the boss?
If you are her supervisor, you need to make it clear what the boundaries are. Becasue she has a job and is accountable to these people, her not listening equates to her not doing her job properly. Sit down with her and issue a written warning. Explain to her clearly what you need to get accomplished. If she does not fall in line, you may need to terminate her employment. Keep everything documented.
Roderick Originally Answered: What are some good pointers for employees who boss the boss?
She was probably just trying to help them out by explaining things, but she needs to be quiet, especially since she turned the offer down herself. All of you need to go into the office and have a big talk over some food and drinks and hopefully you all can get along after that.

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