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I am a front-end developer and I recently had a meeting with my boss. During the meeting, he blamed me for not doing anything in the office for months. He mentioned that I should be involved with doing stuff beyond my scope (another department) just so that I have something to do. And he seemed very upset about my lack of initiative.
I have mentioned my concern that it's not my job to find clients / opportunities (there's a sales department) and to dabble in other people's work as those are not my specialization. There's another department for print design and to him, since I do 'design', I should also be able to help churn out / prepare the final artworks for printing (which requires specialization in print design).
I have no qualms about helping out (within my scope) if the other department is overloaded. The thing is, the other department's work is also very minimal so there's no reason for me to take on more.
Overall, there are just not enough clients / work to be done in the first place.
Is he being unreasonable?