It's a simple fact: The boss is the boss. She has the power to make or break your career. If she isn't 100 percent professional she can easily cross the power line and ask you to do things that are well out of your job description.
While I've been lucky enough to always have respectful and appropriate bosses, my friends haven't been as lucky. One friend — an insurance broker — has a boss who routinely asks her to pick up her dog from the doggy daycare center and then pick up her twins from school. I understand asking for a little personal support, but doggie duty seems a little extreme. Dish: What's the wildest thing your boss has ever asked of you?