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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
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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
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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
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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
 
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