Yesterday, the backup front desk person (L) had to go home because she was not feeling well. The main person was out on vacation. A person who currently works in the business office used to share the front desk and occasionally takes over duties when needed (A). So L went down the hall to ask this person’s boss (M) if she could sit at the front desk for the day. The conversation went something like this (second-hand, mind you).
L: Can A sit out at the front desk for the day? I have to go home.
M: Ok, if she wants to and doesn’t have any classes. *thinks* If she has classes, what about ROBYN?
M: Well, I saw her sitting up there the other day.
L: She..was..fixing X’s computer…
M: Oh, well what about Karin (my co-worker)?
L: She just likes to sort the mail…occasionally.
M: Oh, well. OK.
I’m totally going to add front desk/fish-stamper responsibilities to my job card.
And, if I sit at the Director’s desk, does that mean I can do his job, too? What about the accountant or HR people?