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Question: “I assist a director who supervises several managers as well as me. We have a very good relationship. Recently, however, he asked me to delegate administration and data system tasks and only follow up to ensure everything is done properly. He wants me to be available more when needed and to tidy up the office. I would like to find out why he is changing my duties, but I don’t know how to ask. He does not like people to ask. I have heard rumors as to why he's doing this to me, but I would like to ask him directly.”  — Unhappy admin
Question: “I assist a director who supervises several managers as well as me. We have a very good relationship. Recently, however, he asked me to delegate administration and data system tasks and only follow up to ensure everything is done properly. He wants me to be available more when needed and to tidy up the office. I would like to find out why he is changing my duties, but I don’t know how to ask. He does not like people to ask. I have heard rumors as to why he's doing this to me, but I would like to ask him directly.”  — Unhappy admin
Question: “We have tasks assigned to us via e-mail, the phone, in-person, in passing, etc. How do you keep your assignments organized? I carry my notebook and keep it on my desk to jot down assignments and then transfer some tasks to Outlook, but I’m wondering if there is a better, more efficient way to keep track of everything. Do you rely on your memory, written lists, Outlook, Excel spreadsheets, etc.? What are your secrets to staying organized and on top of all your assignments? — Linda 
Question: “We have tasks assigned to us via e-mail, the phone, in-person, in passing, etc. How do you keep your assignments organized? I carry my notebook and keep it on my desk to jot down assignments and then transfer some tasks to Outlook, but I’m wondering if there is a better, more efficient way to keep track of everything. Do you rely on your memory, written lists, Outlook, Excel spreadsheets, etc.? What are your secrets to staying organized and on top of all your assignments? — Linda 
Question: “Our organization has held systemwide support staff meetings that are usually topic specific.  We have undergone an organizational restructuring and the person who was in charge of these admin meetings is now gone.  Attendance at these meetings has been poor and the topics don't seem to relate to everyone.  We want to restructure these meetings. Does anyone have systemwide support staff meetings?  If so, what's your format?  What are the topics?  What do you find the most valuable?  How does the support staff respond to these meetings?” — Anonymous
Question: “Our organization has held systemwide support staff meetings that are usually topic specific.  We have undergone an organizational restructuring and the person who was in charge of these admin meetings is now gone.  Attendance at these meetings has been poor and the topics don't seem to relate to everyone.  We want to restructure these meetings. Does anyone have systemwide support staff meetings?  If so, what's your format?  What are the topics?  What do you find the most valuable?  How does the support staff respond to these meetings?” — Anonymous
Question: “What suggestions do you have for handling an employee who makes co-workers uncomfortable by spewing judgmental, religious and moral comments about their life choices?  What is the employer’s responsibility for protecting employees’ rights to choose their own lifestyle without feeling judged or harassed by co-workers?” — Anonymous
Question: “What suggestions do you have for handling an employee who makes co-workers uncomfortable by spewing judgmental, religious and moral comments about their life choices?  What is the employer’s responsibility for protecting employees’ rights to choose their own lifestyle without feeling judged or harassed by co-workers?” — Anonymous
Question: “We have an employee who some of us suspect is faking migraines so she can have time off or leave early when she wants.  She does have intermittent FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) leave, but every time she has an alleged migraine, she spends hours logged on Facebook or Twitter (from her home) or she is off running errands.  It is my understanding that if you have a migraine, you can’t function.  If you call her out on it and even keep pressing, she just lies.  Her behavior is affecting morale because our company adheres to a strict attendance policy. It is frustrating for someone to get an unexcused absence for being legitimately sick, whereas she calls in or leaves early at least once a week, and there is no repercussion.  Is there anything we as her co-workers can do?” — Anonymous
Question: “We have an employee who some of us suspect is faking migraines so she can have time off or leave early when she wants.  She does have intermittent FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) leave, but every time she has an alleged migraine, she spends hours logged on Facebook or Twitter (from her home) or she is off running errands.  It is my understanding that if you have a migraine, you can’t function.  If you call her out on it and even keep pressing, she just lies.  Her behavior is affecting morale because our company adheres to a strict attendance policy. It is frustrating for someone to get an unexcused absence for being legitimately sick, whereas she calls in or leaves early at least once a week, and there is no repercussion.  Is there anything we as her co-workers can do?” — Anonymous
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