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Question: “I have been a senior executive assistant for 11 years and want to transition to an administrative manager. But it seems no one wants to give me a chance without the proper experience. I worked to get my master's degree, which should show I am serious about career growth; however, I keep hearing I don't have the experience needed. I feel so stuck and disappointed. I spoke to my boss about my desire to move up. She listened, and commended me for it, but has done nothing to give me that push that I need (she is very influential). Any suggestions?” — Martha
Question: “I have been a senior executive assistant for 11 years and want to transition to an administrative manager. But it seems no one wants to give me a chance without the proper experience. I worked to get my master's degree, which should show I am serious about career growth; however, I keep hearing I don't have the experience needed. I feel so stuck and disappointed. I spoke to my boss about my desire to move up. She listened, and commended me for it, but has done nothing to give me that push that I need (she is very influential). Any suggestions?” — Martha

Question:  “My directors are always late for meetings—usually by more than 10 minutes. I've tried to work with them, give them ideas, support them the best I can to keep them on-time, but it's a struggle and progress is slow. I've tried to schedule more time between meetings and all the usual ideas to help keep them on time. I feel their being so late is unprofessional and can come across as rude. Has anyone found something that has worked for this problem?” — Elizabeth

Question:  “My directors are always late for meetings—usually by more than 10 minutes. I've tried to work with them, give them ideas, support them the best I can to keep them on-time, but it's a struggle and progress is slow. I've tried to schedule more time between meetings and all the usual ideas to help keep them on time. I feel their being so late is unprofessional and can come across as rude. Has anyone found something that has worked for this problem?” — Elizabeth

Question: “This fiscal year I did not get a raise. My manager has been negative toward me all year, so I was not surprised when I was told I got no raise. I do not trust my manager because I have found him to be untruthful. He gave me the names of staff members who commented on my performance review. I contacted them and asked them to send me a copy of what they sent to my manager. I found he altered every one of their comments to make me sound horrible. What can I do about this? Isn’t it illegal to tamper with a person's comment and change the whole meaning?” — Dottie
Question: “This fiscal year I did not get a raise. My manager has been negative toward me all year, so I was not surprised when I was told I got no raise. I do not trust my manager because I have found him to be untruthful. He gave me the names of staff members who commented on my performance review. I contacted them and asked them to send me a copy of what they sent to my manager. I found he altered every one of their comments to make me sound horrible. What can I do about this? Isn’t it illegal to tamper with a person's comment and change the whole meaning?” — Dottie
Question: "I work in an office of all men and I'm at my wit's end! In order to keep track of the comings and goings, I have put up a travel/vacation board that I fill out monthly, a daily out-of-office board for when they leave the premises, a meeting room board to keep track of the 12 managers who use the conference room. They do NOT feel they need to "participate" in my efforts to keep this office organized. I don't know what else to do! Any advice?" —Sally
Question: "I work in an office of all men and I'm at my wit's end! In order to keep track of the comings and goings, I have put up a travel/vacation board that I fill out monthly, a daily out-of-office board for when they leave the premises, a meeting room board to keep track of the 12 managers who use the conference room. They do NOT feel they need to "participate" in my efforts to keep this office organized. I don't know what else to do! Any advice?" —Sally
Question: “What’s the best career advice anyone ever gave you?” In honor of Administrative Professionals Week, we’re gathering your best career advice. Please share favorite career tips to help inspire your fellow admins. And let us know where that advice came from: Peers? Mentors? Worker-bees? Supervisors? Teachers? Your grandmother? We love success stories, please share yours!  —The editors
Question: “What’s the best career advice anyone ever gave you?” In honor of Administrative Professionals Week, we’re gathering your best career advice. Please share favorite career tips to help inspire your fellow admins. And let us know where that advice came from: Peers? Mentors? Worker-bees? Supervisors? Teachers? Your grandmother? We love success stories, please share yours!  —The editors
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