Survey: Creepiest Requests From Bosses

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Creepiest requests from bosses: despondent workerIf you're like most workers, you probably navigate a number of complex relationships every day. Hard-to-please customers. Temperamental co-workers. But of course, your relationship with the boss is paramount, and handling that can become all the more challenging if your boss places unreasonable, perhaps even nutty, demands on you. And according to a new survey from CareerBuilder, an AOL Jobs partner, many workers face that predicament as nearly 1 in 4 workers (23 percent) say their bosses have asked them to perform "non-work-related" tasks.

The national survey of more than 3,500 workers found that most workers respect their boss (64 percent), though 1 out of 3 think they're smarter than their managers. But when asked to describe their day-to-day assignments, a surprising number complained that they were asked to do things that were, well, a bit unusual. If not creepy.


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Here are 12 of the most outlandish requests that survey respondents said they'd received from a boss:

1. Be a surrogate mother for her child.

2. Spy on senior management.

3. Buy a rifle for him.

4. "Hook him up" with illegal substances.

5. Go online and post false favorable comments about him.

6. Come up with a science fair project for her daughter.

7. Fire the boss's brother.

8. Lend him $400 for a down payment on a car.

9. Remove her stitches.

10. Bail another co-worker out of jail.

11. Clip her dog's nails

12. Help plan her wedding.

What's the craziest thing a boss has asked you to do, and how did you handle it?

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