I got a job at a tech startup 2 months ago and it's been good. My job is to code and liaise with our customers (support).
The situation is that the company founder (my boss) has begun dropping tasks on me that I don't feel is related to my job description, typically tasks that are a bit more secretarial. I don't mind doing them and helping out, but then I get seen as being less productive because at the end of the day I have less visible "work" done.
He even said today that I am not finishing tasks, and this is what makes me worry. I am being tasked with managing stuff that he should be working with. What makes it worse is that some of these tasks I find myself, such management things he has no thoughts over.
How should I handle this? The job market is awful around me, thus I am desperate to keep my job... but it feels like I am on a bad path, and the environment is getting more toxic. I work hard, but he doesn't understand that it is difficult to complete a milestone when I am often forced to do other stuff. Feels like if I got hit by a truck his entire company would fall apart, yet still replaceable. Ends with me wishing I could tell the guy signing my paycheck "this shouldn't be my job", but that seems a bit job-suicidal.
Thank you for reading and any guidance.