Aaron Gouveia has worked as the Content Manager of Salary.com since 2011. Prior to that, he was an award-winning journalist at several prominent New England newspapers. Read more...
When we asked people why they are saddled with multiple jobs despite receiving only the paycheck for the job for which they were hired, most people said it’s because they’re indispensable.
“The business needs me” was the top answer, with 27% of respondents answering so. Layoffs were the next reason at 22%. Thirteen percent of people said they voluntarily sought out additional responsibilities, and another 13% said they do more because their lazy coworkers don’t do their own jobs.
Eleven percent admitted they work extra because they have a difficult time saying no, while 4% blamed it on a vindictive boss.