I also have taken taken a contract without knowing what the job description was (after 12 years in employment management, I should do). My original point was to highlight the so-called 'grey areas' of a contract and would be normally be accepted in this industry. It appears, from few replies, that some owners expectations of a manager are wildly varied from others and that everyone should be aware of that. I think it's called taking people for granted' or it always used to be...