Please define the difference between "Floater" and "Other duties assigned"?

I expect to have other duties assigned in my workplace to make operations smooth, but when I have to do other tasks that are under someone else's job description, isn't it called being a "floater"? These new duties (considered a full time position) were not submitted to me in writing, they were placed on my desk. I am an Admin Associate, and the duties are under Human Resources with hiring and firing. If my employer is combining HR and my position, shouldn't I be notified first instead of finding the work on my desk that I am now responsible for?

Asked By: Elizabeth H - 6/5/2007
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It certainly would have been a courtesy to have communciated the new responsibilities to you, preferably face to face. Even better, you should have been offered the opportunity to have *volunteered* to take them on... More
Answered By: CC - 6/6/2007
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Do the work that is assigned to you regardless of whether you are notified ahead of time or not. Your employer expects you to be flexible & very willing to accept new assignments. The difference between a floater & other duties is not important, and may depend on the particular company.
Answered By: molly - 6/5/2007
I think floater means you will go to other departments to help out. Other duties assigned means they will be in your department..I think. You should definitely have been notified before being expected to have so many other responsibilities. You need to talk to your boss about your concerns about not being able to... More
Answered By: stephanie.stise - 6/6/2007
If it says "other duties" you are expected to do them unless you are working in a unionized workplace where there is a clear definition in your Collective Agreement. If this is the case, please see your union rep. Otherwise, there is no clear definition. "Other duties" mean "help out where needed and when needed."
Answered By: elletera - 6/6/2007
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