Is this normal?

@Umesh_K (679)
June 15, 2016 9:56am CST
Few minutes back my boss came and told me to work on his presentation. This is the most irritating thing which I can ever think of. 'To make someone else's presentations'. I am completely clueless what is his thought process, what he wanted to present, how much time he has to present. Moreover, I have never heard that a presenter not preparing his own presentation. Is it normal? Or am I overreacting?
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@toniganzon (53205)
• Philippines
20 Jun 16
If you have been working with your boss for many years and could tell exactly how his mind works like if you are his personal assistant, that seems normal. Otherwise, NO! In my case, I never trust my PA to do my presentation.
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@Umesh_K (679)
20 Jun 16
I am not his PA, I have a team under me.
@toniganzon (53205)
• Philippines
20 Jun 16
@Umesh_K So it's a NO.
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• United States
15 Jun 16
I had a boss that asked me all the time to do things for him like that. My boss did it because he knew I was better at it than he was, and wanted it to be the best it could be. Your boss is either thinking that, or he is just lazy. Either way, you prove yourself to be indispensable when you do things like these. If you don't know what the presentation is about, ask him. See if he has any notes you might be able to use. But personally? I would do it. Sounds good on a resume. "prepared professional presentations for meetings for supervisor." or something like that. Good luck!!
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@Umesh_K (679)
15 Jun 16
Thats very well put, really really appreciate your comments. Truly motivating!
• United States
15 Jun 16
@Umesh_K Glad I could help!
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@responsiveme (16835)
• India
28 Jun 16
Bosses do that. They boss around.
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@Umesh_K (679)
28 Jun 16
Lol. I know
@Daljinder (22072)
• India
15 Jun 16
Although the presenter should prepare his own presentations, it is not uncommon for them to have it prepared by their juniors. Take it as an experience for you.
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@Umesh_K (679)
16 Jun 16
Yes, thank you DJ
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@aarifa (1212)
• India
15 Jun 16
Your boss are doing over. How coyld yoy face that? I think you are a skillfull person. So that your boss give this with satisfication
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@Umesh_K (679)
15 Jun 16
Yes, true