Can I Be Ordered To Take Out The Trash?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about nepotism:

Our office manager in a small nonprofit contracted with her sister-in-law for janitorial/cleaning and her brother for snowplowing. This was done with approval by the office administrator. As secretary, the office manager now instructs me to haul out the kitchen, bathroom, and front office trash before the weekend “because it’s too heavy” for her sister-in-law. I did this today while it was icy and snowing and got my shoes and pants soaked from dragging out the garbage to the dumpster. The office administrator dismissed the whole thing when I have brought this up as an issue –she herself recently started an affair with the executive director. What is the rule of thumb regarding nepotism in a nonprofit?

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