Skip to main content
Friday, August 24, 2012 - 3:40am

WORKING: Can You Pick Up My Kids?

Updated: 2 years ago.
Brandon Smith says it’s out of bounds for your boss to ask you to pick up his kids or go get her dry cleaning most of the time. Small, family-run businesses are the potential exception. (Photo Courtesy of Michael Lokner via Flickr.)

Bosses ask for unreasonable things sometimes: Redo that month-long report over the weekend. Be available 24/7. Pick up my kids at school.

That last one seem like it’s over the line? Our Working expert Brandon Smith answers a question from a listener in just that situation.

Brandon Smith teaches about leadership, communication, and workplace culture at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. More of his advice is on his blog and at theworkplacetherapist.com. While you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question. We might use your question on a future radio segment.

Related Articles