How important is job desc?
In my office people complains that there's no formal job desc given to them. I personally don't think it's that important as long as my yearly objective is clear and agreed by both management and me and in the performance review process it is judged objectively.
Big Ben Fro
"as long as my yearly objective is clear and agreed by both management and me and in the performance review process it is judged objectively."
I think it's handy to be able to say, "Look, I'm doing things beyond/higher than my job description. Clearly I need a raise/promotion/staff of 100 to do my bidding"
I would agree with the above posters, except for the fact that every job description I've ever seen says at the very bottom, "and all other responsibilities assigned by management."
I believe in many jurisdictions at least in the U.S. there is a legal reason for job descriptions. So if you're hired as an engineer and you end up sweeping the floors, it's breach of contract and you can quit without having to repay relocation expenses, etc.
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