Assigned To Inspect Super’s Email

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about assigned to filter emails:

I need to ask your thoughts on a situation I have here at work. I try to be a “team player” and accept “other duties as assigned” as just part of any job. However, my supervisor is now asking me to read all of her emails to decide what is important and what can be deleted. This is supposed to be done on a regular basis, not during times of her extended leave or travel. This means that I must leave my desk, sit at hers, punch in her “secret” password, and go through her in-box (which currently contains 1,000+ unopened emails). I will mention that we have a policy in our employee handbook against giving out our password to ANYONE.

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