Does a medical secretary's job description include making coffee and picking up dry cleaning?

What do medical secretaries do? Are they required to do grunt work for the doctor, such as picking up dry cleaning, making coffee, and just generally being a flunky? Or do they do real work? Just wondering.

Asked By: Anne G - 4/13/2010
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
No and you should make that quite clear. If he asks for you to pick up his dry cleaning, your respond "Sure as soon as you wash my car" As for the coffee, if you drink it then make it. As I do not drink coffee I always stated No
Answered By: Age of Reason - 4/13/2010
Additional Answers (3)
Ask the person paying your wages what you are getting paid to do. No, not all medical secretaries make coffee and pick up dry cleaning, but some do. Some do paper work, schedule appointments, pay the bills, file insurance - it just depends on what the boss wants you to do.
Answered By: Blue Haired Old Lady - 4/13/2010
Office managers etc often make coffee for the staff--its a nice thing to do. Picking up dry cleaning is usually not involved (scrubs don't go to the dry cleaners, LOL); but sometimes you have to do things outside the box, so to speak. As long as you are being paid your rate, maybe getting out of the office to run an... More
Answered By: Diane A - 4/13/2010
Probably not. You may have to make coffee but I dont think they would ever make you pick up their dry cleaning. You mostly do office related work only.
Answered By: unknown - 4/14/2010
Sponsored results
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Jobs hiring near your local area. Part-time, Full-time, Work at home.
Earn residual on products and services customers uses daily at home.

Other Career Questions

What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
3 answers - Asked By: drop pants not bombs!.♥ - 3/2/2010
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
4 answers - Asked By: bayebd24【ツ】 - 11/21/2007
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
1 answers - Asked By: roseparkerly - 1/26/2009

Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.

Popular Articles

Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs Article Rating
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook Article Rating
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.1.40.24-207