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Q: Can my boss just up and change my job duties?
In most cases, the answer is yes. But if your boss hasn't explained his or her decision, it's incumbent on you to ask. Just remember to be respectful and flexible when it comes to change—because new job duties aren't necessarily punitive; they may, in fact, be an opportunity to grow or show your worth to the company.