A reader writes:
I am currently a secretary, with a degree in computer engineering. My employer now wants me to be the back-up I.T. person in the office, which is not a part of a support staff position. Is it unprofessional to expect or to ask to be compensated for this addition of extra duties? Can you please tell me the best way to ask for compensation and the appropriate time to ask?
Yes to the first, no to the second.
My longer answer to this is over at U.S. News & World Report today. Please check it out here.