One of the most critical tasks for organizations is coming up with a job description that can effectively cover the work area of scope of most employees that make up a company. More often, these are appended as needed, since it is natural for jobs to sometimes have the need to broaden its scope owing to mounting demands for the output of certain departments. Among these are the Information Technology related jobs, something that goes coincidental with the fast changing times that technology has to offer.

Ever wonder what falls under this bullet in your contract: “Miscellaneous Duties and Responsibilities that would be required�. Most of the time, we never notice this, or simply treat it as if something minor in nature, but broad as it is, it can mean a lot of things. Its not really a big deal for most of us, but this is like an open area where duties, regardless if they are related or not, are inserted in the job description of employees, especially when debates on how certain issues on work related delegation and assignments suddenly fall under their jurisdiction, even though it is not relevant in nature.

This is not aimed to make a big deal out of it, but more on to be aware of such glitches that we sometimes take for granted. Most employees often complain of multi-tasking duties, some which are relevant, but for people who encounter such verses as miscellaneous or other assignments, such should not be disregarded so that in the first place, they know what they are getting themselves into. Job descriptions are made to serve as a guide for work related participation and acceptance in a corporation, but small kinks may be found somewhere before you reach the dotted line.

Originally posted on April 2, 2006 @ 8:41 am


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